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Old 05-18-2010, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default BD sway and strut bars? what fits them?

i am looking for sway and strut bars for my bd and i wanted to know if any wrx stuff fits. its always cheaper and you can find used stuff much easier.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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i would say check whiteline, they usually have alot of stuff. rally armor and all that. but if you want to get a good used one you an alway take one off a junkyard outback. if you have the regular stock sway bar then ur looking at a 15mm bar. whereas the outback is a 20 mm u can also get the gt and that is an 18 i believe.... but either or both are noticeable (yes...i did both) i also heard of someone actually using a tribeca front sway and thats a 22mm but didnt go into details so idk about that.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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cool thanks. i have a lgt so the outback might be a way to go. i was hoping that aftermarket wrx ones would fit the 99lgt do you know if the sadan rear is diff than the wagon?
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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you can fit an a WRX sway bar if you cut out the bump in the spare tire well

my 99 2.5gt w/ rallitek 02-07 wrx bar
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:04 AM   #5
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No wrx bars specifically fits the BD, because the front of a wrx is wider and the bars have different bends to clear turbo/non-turbo exhaust. Like 99GT said, the rear impreza bars will hit the spare tire well.

Whiteline has bars specific for the BD. I have the 22mm adjustable bars for my car and am very happy with them.

Front strut bar must be from a BC, GC, or BD. Rear strut bar must be from a BD or GD.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:44 AM   #6
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i would say check whiteline, they usually have alot of stuff. rally armor and all that. but if you want to get a good used one you an alway take one off a junkyard outback. if you have the regular stock sway bar then ur looking at a 15mm bar. whereas the outback is a 20 mm u can also get the gt and that is an 18 i believe.... but either or both are noticeable (yes...i did both) i also heard of someone actually using a tribeca front sway and thats a 22mm but didnt go into details so idk about that.
Tribeca FSB: 25mm
BD LGT RSB: 16mm
Outback: 18mm
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:08 PM   #7
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So...If a BD wants to lego stock ones together would you guys recommend a Tribeca front and Outback rear then? or Outback front and rear?
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:52 PM   #8
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yeah i wonder if it would make it handle funny. also 24mm might be to much. and what happens if you go to far in the front? i think im gonna just go outback front and back.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:56 PM   #9
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oem wrx endlinks fit on the front sway , the rear i stuck with legacy endlinks. i orders the set of sway bars from rallitek made for the BE and BH, they were pretty cheap considering the alternatives
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:04 PM   #10
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get the right part for your application

Whiteline adjustable or "Outback" rear bar for your BD, plus the perrin or whiteline end links. IMHO front bar is not neccessary for BD, just get end links and a strut tower bar... better balance... bigger bar in the front may create undesirable understear.

quick searches yield results. wrx/impreza is A DIFFERENT PLATFORM than LEGACY, don't be cheap... parts are more available than ever for our cars.

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Old 06-07-2010, 08:09 PM   #11
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i have the tribeca 25mm in front and the rallitek 22mm in back..

slot car for sure
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:00 PM   #12
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interesting that you went with a 25 up front and 22 in the rear, My 7 generation Honda accord had a similar variation(bigger up front) i assume because of the front wheel drive handling bias. i was surprised you don't keep things the same for the AWD. I have owned my first subaru for about a month now, so please be patient.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:41 PM   #13
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Stock sti front and rear with stock legacy end links and bushings. Just had to smash the spare tire thing and good to go.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:49 AM   #14
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When upgrading front and rear, you should check the percentage of change in stiffness. Going from a 20 to a 22 or 24mm front is not that big of a change percentage wise.

Going from a 16 rear to a 22 or 24 rear is a dramatic increase in stiffness. I increased the rear to 24 and 22 front sway on my car. I think the balance is fine without too much understeer.

From Whiteline.

BARS on CARS - What applies to me and my vehicle?
Whiteline Jim’s simple sway bar guide to better handling:
Front Wheel Drive – increase the rear sway bar size
Rear Wheel Drive – increase the front sway bar size
4 Wheel Drive – increase front then rear bar size
All Wheel Drive – increase rear then front bar size


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