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Old 01-21-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Im considering getting sways and endlinks soon, right now i have tein H-techs, tires are new Nitto NeoGens. will be getting coilovers eventually, the car will be a daily driver and not necessarily tracked, but will enjoy the occasional canyon or AZ89 run. Any suggestions on sizes? im looking at the whitelines, opinions would be great.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:15 AM   #2
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I love my 27mm bar (front only, stuck in DS for autoX). I used poltec endlinks, as i needed spherical bearings due to the fact that I was installing on a wagon, and in one of the threads around here, the whiteline sphericals had mixed results. Plus, Poltec is a vendor here and is quasi-local.

As for going with 27mm at both ends, I plan on using a 24mm rear bar, I'm no expert, so my .02 is really only worth .012 or so.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:45 AM   #3
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I started to go into a big rant about you having tein springs and then wanting to buy sway bars to make your car handle better but then noticed that they were not S-techs they were H-techs. So anyways.

I have Whiteline 24mm adjustable bars front and rear with Kartboy rear endlinks. I love them The adjustability is nice I can tune it for my front to rear bias preferences. They also come with nice polyurethane mount bushings. Good product. I got them from turninconcepts.com they are great to deal with, have great prices, and free shipping.


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Old 01-21-2008, 04:12 AM   #4
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I plan on getting a 24mm adj front and 22mm adj rear. I'd say its good for daily driving, and you can take a few minutes and make them each a notch stiffer for all the fun days. I like kartboy endlinks though, seem to be a bit higher quality than whiteline.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
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I will be getting 24mm adj. front and rear with Kartboy links. After doing research, I found that this was best for my application. Read the swaybar FAQ. TIC recommends 24mm rear if you have springs. But it seems like 22mm would work for a DD.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:40 AM   #6
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so much is wrong with that set-up.

I'd get different tires

different springs, (swifts, tanabe gf210, )
add koni's
(this would be WAY cheaper than coil-overs.. and would match the springs you are changing anyway.)

27 FSB
22/24mm RSB with KB endlinks.

No coil-overs.

order of purchase:
RSB
FSB
Springs/KONIs

I use the WL 27mm RSB.. and love it.. I autoX ALOT!!! so i wouldn't suggest you go this big.. infast, with my new setup, i'll be re-adjusting it to go softer..

Someone else mentioned TiC.

Big +1 for that.. order up an RSB stat!
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:09 PM   #7
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27mm adj and 24mm adj...
done!
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:56 PM   #8
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what is wrong with the tires? i have to drive in the snow enough that getting street or summer tires makes absolutely no sense at all and these are basically the best all season tires around according to many, many reviews.

Also, why different springs? I am not too worried about my ride quality as of yet, i want the car to be wicked in the corners, by that i mean i want to be able to pick my line and tighten it if necessary without having to worry about the ass end sliding out and being able to apply WOT.

i realize that may not be possible with springs, but coilovers are somewhere in my future, i just thought sways might be a good place to start. Would replacing all my mounts and bushings be a better starting point? If any of you know highway 89 out of prescott, its pretty wicked and i tend to enjoy the midnight run through that, basically 20-25 mph corners the whole way for about 15 miles. my speed tends to be double to triple that through the corners, but my tires screech and i do get some major understeer sometimes. i really want to make the car handle perfect, any suggestions are welcome.

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so much is wrong with that set-up.

I'd get different tires

different springs, (swifts, tanabe gf210, )
add koni's
(this would be WAY cheaper than coil-overs.. and would match the springs you are changing anyway.)

27 FSB
22/24mm RSB with KB endlinks.

No coil-overs.

order of purchase:
RSB
FSB
Springs/KONIs

I use the WL 27mm RSB.. and love it.. I autoX ALOT!!! so i wouldn't suggest you go this big.. infast, with my new setup, i'll be re-adjusting it to go softer..

Someone else mentioned TiC.

Big +1 for that.. order up an RSB stat!
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:48 PM   #9
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the occasional canyon or AZ89 run.
What the hell is an AZ89 run?
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If you're absolutely set on getting coilovers in the future, you probably have certain goals in mind and know exactly how you'll want the car to react. Having said that, I'd suggest something mild for your current setup since you plan on using this as a DD setup now. To answer the OP's original question:

Subjectively speaking, Whiteline makes great product and has spend a lot of time perfecting their parts. I recently picked up a 22/24mm front swaybar and I'm very pleased with it. For a daily setup, I'd suggest a 24mm bar up front and a 22mm in the rear. Get as much negative camber up front with 0 toe in. WL endlinks are great because they're very durable, look great, and are proven.

Assuming you're daily driving this car (Read: staying within the scop of driving safely and responsibly on public roads), these minor things will be more than enough to make you very happy. Swaybars, endlinks, alignment....then enjoy.
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What the hell is an AZ89 run?
Arizona highway 89. pretty much my favorite road of all time, i explained it in post #8.
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Arizona highway 89. pretty much my favorite road of all time, i explained it in post #8.
Ah, so you double or triple the speed limit on a 25 mph road.

Nice.
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Ah, so you double or triple the speed limit on a 25 mph road.

Nice.
You know man, it's tough for some dyslexic drivers...that 25mph looks like 52.
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thats the yellow sign, meaning suggested speed. the limit is 55.
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Ah, so you double or triple the speed limit on a 25 mph road.

Nice.
and wait, let me guess- you bought your wrx for the saftey, gas mileage, and the huge back seat right?
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