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Old 01-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Rear swaybar link replacement

Hey all,

Well, the rear swaybar links are getting loose and need replacement.

I'm not replacing the bar, but I'm wondering if an upgrade to the links would be beneficial, or pointless? They don't cost to much, so I'm wondering if it would be a good thing to do. I like to put better parts on than come off, if there's a benefit in it.

What say you?

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:02 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link. It'd informative.

But, can anyone point me to some Baja compatible rear sway links?

Also, are the links on the Baja used on any other subarus? If so, which ones?

Thanks.

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Old 01-26-2009, 11:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link. It'd informative.

But, can anyone point me to some Baja compatible rear sway links?...
Rallitek, one of the vendors on here, knows which ones fit. I'm sure they're not baja-exclusive.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #5
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I have Whiteline front and rear bars. I noticed a HUGE difference in handling. I'm going to do the end links now after reading this thread from start to finish. I really want to get a chassis brace to control the torsional flex between the bed and cab. Guys in my car club say that the Baja looks like it's twisting when I corner hard. I cant feel it though. Megan racing also makes a dedicated coilover kit for the Baja. NA or Turbo.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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Don't recall the thread, but a thread here mentioned that the Baja end links are beefier than the Legacy ones and should be fine. I'll replace my links when they start showing signs of wear.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:56 AM   #7
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Apparently, the links are the same as the ones used on late model Legacy GTs.

Anyway, I ordered a set of AVO links from Rallitek. They look super beefy compared to the stock items. Relative to what other places were charging they were a good deal too. I figure if I install them myself, I'll come out ahead of having the shop pop in OEM units - so I got that going for me. ;-)

BTW - I've purchased several things from Rallitek over the years, and they's always come through. Sean and Co - You rock!

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Old 01-31-2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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I just replaced mine on my baja last week. The end links dont really need to be upgraded, all they do it hold the sway bar in place.
( If you want to beef up the way it handles, put in stronger sway bars. The sway bar actually gets twisted by the car as you turn. The stock ones are thin in diameter and twist easliy, allowing the car to roll, thicker ones will not allow the car to roll so much in a turn).
Just incase you were wondering.....
Anyway, I just used the OEM end links from subaru, I think they were like $30 or so. You might be able to find them cheaper, but i wasnt able to find any cheaper locally.
Just a piece of advise; If your going to do it yourself, spray the end link nuts with WD-40 the day before you attempt to do it, it will make your life easier. You will need a strong vise grip and a 14mm wrench or socket. Dont damage the nuts on the old end-links because new endlinks dont come with them.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:47 AM   #9
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At some point I will replace the sway bars, I'm just building toward that early since the links are shot anyway.

But, the ends on most Subarus are reputed to be a little flexy from the factory.
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