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Old 09-25-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default Installed Cusco Rear Sway Bar And Strut Bar

Like the title says, put them both in the wagon today. The sway bar is 22-23-24 and I set it to 24 to start off with to notice the difference and move down from there if necessary. Also have GT Spec solid enlinks.

With the strut/sway bar install, I noticed a big difference, the car stays slightly more level in turns, a few less creaks from the rear cabin but the turn in is so different, much more neutral feel to the car now. I will see if it gets tail happy this weekend and move the bar down in adjustment from there.

Anyone else with a smilar setup have any good advice.

I will eventually be installing Prodrive springs in the near future.

I am running Prodrive PFF7s with 225/40/18 Goodyear F1 GS-D3s

Car handles noice so far
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:08 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:50 PM   #3
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I have been thinking about a similar setup for my wagon. Do you have the removable strut brace? I would be interested to know if you notice a difference in handling or flex with it on and off. I have been told that the strut bar doesn't make a huge difference, but I'm curious to hear your take.

How much is the body roll reduced with just the rear bar? I have a Whiteline adjustable rear bar that I have not yet had the time to install. But I have always been a little disappointed in the body roll of the car.

Thanks for your opinion!
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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The rear strut bar definitley helps reduce some flex and creaks in the rear of the cabin, most noticed when I go up or down un-even driveway easments, but a huge difference, nope.

As far as the sway bar goes, yeah, good reduction in roll, these cars, especially wagons roll pretty good. But it does make the car feel better in turn in, I have not been able to get the car to come around in turns but I have not pushed it really hard since last night.
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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The rear strut bar definitley helps reduce some flex and creaks in the rear of the cabin, most noticed when I go up or down un-even driveway easments, but a huge difference, nope.

As far as the sway bar goes, yeah, good reduction in roll, these cars, especially wagons roll pretty good. But it does make the car feel better in turn in, I have not been able to get the car to come around in turns but I have not pushed it really hard since last night.
Cool, thanks for the info! Now I'm really dying to install that rear bar!
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:03 AM   #6
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I just installed my cusco sway bars last night...what a pain.


But I noticed this morning on cool tires that I end up in some understeer easier than I have ever noticed before. Kind of scared me. I have them set on the stiffest like yours and have kartboy endlinks. Mine is a sedan though.. any idea?
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:46 AM   #7
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OP, good job on the rear sway bar and the end links. Make sure you read the Manifesto before you continue to mod your car. You should REALLY consider upgrading your front sway bar and endlinks to balance out your new setup.


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But I noticed this morning on cool tires that I end up in some understeer easier than I have ever noticed before. Kind of scared me. I have them set on the stiffest like yours and have kartboy endlinks. Mine is a sedan though.. any idea?
Are you still running a stock FSB? What were the driving conditions like when you noticed the understeer?
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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OP, are you still on the stock wheel alignement? I am considering doing sway bars on my 07 wagon but thought I might try going more aggessive on the alignment first.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:29 PM   #9
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I've found with my sway bar setup the car to be more neutral in its handling. However it will understeer pretty well if I turn into a corner too fast. Trick I've found is to go in a bit slower and power through the turn reasonably aggressively and this balances out the car nicely and makes it more rear happy.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:32 PM   #10
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I just installed my cusco sway bars last night...what a pain.


But I noticed this morning on cool tires that I end up in some understeer easier than I have ever noticed before. Kind of scared me. I have them set on the stiffest like yours and have kartboy endlinks. Mine is a sedan though.. any idea?
what are the bar sizes & settings if any you have them at?
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:26 PM   #11
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i've read that it isn't necessary for a daily driver to upgrade the front endlinks if going <24mm. Is this true? I'm going to be upgrading my stock sways on my 07 WRX soon and don't want to shell out for the front endlinks if i don't NEED them. Someone have any input?
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:28 PM   #12
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you don't need front endlinks. I'm going to do the perrin 24mm bar in the front and still stick with stock endlinks, I believe they are metal IIRC as opposed to the rears.
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I have 22mm front cusco and the 24mm adjustable cusco. I have the rear on the stiffest setting. I still enjoy the stiffer ride.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:03 PM   #14
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with a 22 front and 24 rear I'd think you wouldn't be seeing an increase in under steer. I'm guessing maybe you unconsciously were being a little conservative in the twisties with a new setup or are worried about it not being how you want it and having a little placebo effect that its not being as tail happy as you want...give it some time.

But also remember your tendency to understeer in certain situations will be increaed due to a larger front bar, but overall you should be much more neutral.
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