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Old 10-22-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default 2.5i strut bars?

Ok so I've found the front and rear sway bars from ralitek, I'm gonna get them soon. My question is does anyone know where to find front and rear strut bars for the 2010 2.5i and if so are they gonna do any good?
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Just get the sways. Strut bars are not worth it unless you're getting the eBay ones or have a serious track car.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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Strut bars are mostly placebo if anything. They provide a tiny bit of stiffness, not comparable to sway bars. Look into underbody braces if you want real stiffness, which I'm guessing you don't since your car is probably a DD
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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Well it is going to be a daily driver but I do not mind the stiffness. I have driven cars like that before. I actually think i saw something online, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it like an x type piece that's bolts underneath at four spots?
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #5
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Well it is going to be a daily driver but I do not mind the stiffness. I have driven cars like that before. I actually think i saw something online, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it like an x type piece that's bolts underneath at four spots?
I think what you are referring to is a subframe brace or 'H Brace' or possibly subframe connectors.

Strut bars connect either the two front or two rear strut towers together.

Both mods are pointless unless you run high enough spring rates and drive hard enough to exhibit serious chassis flex.

It is not possible to drive like that on the street.




edit: buy swaybars and call it a day
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:31 PM   #6
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So best bet for improved handling for a dd to just have a little fun are the sway bars... Front and rear?
Ok
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:34 PM   #7
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So best bet for improved handling for a dd to just have a little fun are the sway bars... Front and rear?
Yes!

Swaybars will be and instant transformation- you will be amazed- and won't negatively affect ride quality.

I may be wrong, but I don't think your car came with a rear swaybar so you may have to get or fab up mounts in the rear. I know the '08 2.5i didn't have one, let me do a quick search for you.
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Ok... If not I'll get under there tomorrow and look
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:39 PM   #9
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Ok... If not I'll get under there tomorrow and look

sounds good.

If you have any questions, here is a thread with loads of info.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=2+5i+swaybar
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:00 PM   #10
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Yep, new 2.5i's don't come with a rsb. Kinda sad, really. Subaru really cheaped out with the 2.5i.
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Ya they did great car, but...
Now that I think about it the rear does kinda whip around a little on sharp turns...
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