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Old 01-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #15376
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You will need the matching pair of 19mm bushings to go with the bar. OEM endlinks will work fine with the thicker bar.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:19 AM   #15377
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how skinny are you? 5.7-5.9 inches depth? lol or how long are your arms?
Very skinny and very long. You just hit on a major skillset lol. Will I need any special tools other than a standard socket wrench (ratcheting) and related sockets? Torque wrench maybe? Also, an open question to anyone who knows, regarding add on components like front underspoilers, spoilers and sti front lip splitter. Do any of these improve aerodynamics or handling in any way, or are they all just for looks?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 AM   #15378
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All for looks under 100mph, the only thing they provide is increased drag
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #15379
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Is this the sway bar you bought?

http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1690

If I have a Sport Premium hatchback, which already has a sway bar, do I need any other parts to complete this job? Can I use my existing end links, or do I need new end links along with the new bar?
Yes that's the exact one. No you don't need anything else. It came with the bigger bushings for the larger diameter bar.
I was even able to install it without any jacks or stands. Just parked where my car was on a slope leaving the back side of my car with a bigger gap to the ground. It Was a tight fit but was still quite easy and only took less than 30 minutes. You can use the existing end links. There are upgraded endlinks you can purchase but the existing ones work fine.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #15380
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Yes that's the exact one. No you don't need anything else. It came with the bigger bushings for the larger diameter bar.
I was even able to install it without any jacks or stands. Just parked where my car was on a slope leaving the back side of my car with a bigger gap to the ground. It Was a tight fit but was still quite easy and only took less than 30 minutes. You can use the existing end links. There are upgraded endlinks you can purchase but the existing ones work fine.
Thanks for the info. I wonder when that seller will offer a sale. I think I've seen that they offer coupon codes from time to time.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #15381
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Two-tone color scheme is in style, right?


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Old 01-28-2013, 11:16 AM   #15382
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Two-tone color scheme is in style, right?
Looks like mine!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #15383
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For those of you who have installed an aftermarket rear sway bar, how visible is the bar from behind the car? If I bought a red Perrin bar, can you see it from behind the car, or only when you've crawled beneath the car?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:45 AM   #15384
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you cannot even see the muffler unless you crawl under the car, the sway bar is slightly above and behind the muffler.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:09 PM   #15385
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Does the STi have stronger rear lower control arm / trailing arms than the Impreza or are they the same? Also for those of you who had the aftermarket rear sway bar on for a while, have you inspected the bottom end link on each side to see if anything is okay? The reason I'm asking is because I had a Progress 22mm rear swaybar installed on my Civic and it came with "optional" support brackets, which I used. Even with the extra support, I could see the original bracket and the support brackets that connects to the endlink had twisted. Some people on the Civic forum that didn't install the support bracket reported their original brackets snapping off. I took the swaybar off after about 30 days and put the original back on. The bigger swaybar was a big improvement but the other original parts on the car couldn't handle it. A 19mm was available and might have been better but I never got the chance to find out since I traded the Civic to get this. I'd like to upgrade the swaybar but I'm kinda hesitant.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #15386
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Does the STi have stronger rear lower control arm / trailing arms than the Impreza or are they the same? Also for those of you who had the aftermarket rear sway bar on for a while, have you inspected the bottom end link on each side to see if anything is okay? The reason I'm asking is because I had a Progress 22mm rear swaybar installed on my Civic and it came with "optional" support brackets, which I used. Even with the extra support, I could see the original bracket and the support brackets that connects to the endlink had twisted. Some people on the Civic forum that didn't install the support bracket reported their original brackets snapping off. I took the swaybar off after about 30 days and put the original back on. The bigger swaybar was a big improvement but the other original parts on the car couldn't handle it. A 19mm was available and might have been better but I never got the chance to find out since I traded the Civic to get this. I'd like to upgrade the swaybar but I'm kinda hesitant.
I can let you know next week when I rotate my tires
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #15387
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I can let you know next week when I rotate my tires
Alright, Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:13 PM   #15388
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Not to harp on the swaybar business again but I cant anywhere that addressed the compatibility of endlinks. Many times you can find a good used sway bar with endlinks off of a wrx or sti and I was thinking itd be a good place to cut costs. Let alone sti endlinks are probably stronger?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:15 PM   #15389
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^doubtful. i have no proof. but it would not be of financial interest to design a whole different endlink for the wrx or sti.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:22 PM   #15390
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So basically you think they would fit our car?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:57 PM   #15391
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Not to harp on the swaybar business again but I cant anywhere that addressed the compatibility of endlinks. Many times you can find a good used sway bar with endlinks off of a wrx or sti and I was thinking itd be a good place to cut costs. Let alone sti endlinks are probably stronger?
Check part numbers and let us know?
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:23 AM   #15392
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Gimme a day or two. Hopefully I get time to call the dealer tomorrow and search online. This could be a nice little snatch for us.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:40 AM   #15393
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Does anyone have instructions on installing the rear sway bar? I'd like to do it myself but I'm not touching it without some directions.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:27 AM   #15394
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Does anyone have instructions on installing the rear sway bar? I'd like to do it myself but I'm not touching it without some directions.
probably do a search on google, very popular mod you know.

edit, not sure how accurate this is, but it looks like it honestly covers the basics. http://www.rs25.com/forums/f105/t456...r-install.html

honestly, the sway bar are held on by bolts, take them off. remove bar by any means. install new bar into place. bolt down tightly, not hulk style but common sense tight. done. i dont see how this is hard. technical style: on my s2000 race prep, the rear sway bar is 45 ft-lbs and the end links are whatever we can get the to.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:29 AM   #15395
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So basically you think they would fit our car?
i honestly dont know what you are asking. are you asking if the rear sway will fit our cars? yes. will the end links fit our car? yes. do we need new endlinks to fit it to our cars? no. hopefully one of the specific questions was answered.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:50 AM   #15396
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Does anyone have instructions on installing the rear sway bar? I'd like to do it myself but I'm not touching it without some directions.
Unbolt, remove, rebolt (I torqued, get a manual off ebay for dirt cheap)
This same mod has been done in all Subaru's for the last at least 6 years.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:43 AM   #15397
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Does anyone have instructions on installing the rear sway bar? I'd like to do it myself but I'm not touching it without some directions.

FYI: Torque spec. for the bushing clamp bolts is 22.1 ft-lb (30 N-m)
Torque spec. for the stabilizer link assy. nut is 28 ft-lb (38 N-m)
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:14 AM   #15398
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i honestly dont know what you are asking. are you asking if the rear sway will fit our cars? yes. will the end links fit our car? yes. do we need new endlinks to fit it to our cars? no. hopefully one of the specific questions was answered.
I was asking if the endlinks on the sti fit our car as well. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:32 AM   #15399
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I read on Perrin's website that the polyeurethane endlinks are offered to increase stiffness and strength due to the potential to overstress stock steel endlinks with upgraded swaybars. Is that really something that is even possible with this car? I mean, so long as you aren't putting like a 25mm sway bar on it or something insane like that?
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #15400
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I read on Perrin's website that the polyeurethane endlinks are offered to increase stiffness and strength due to the potential to overstress stock steel endlinks with upgraded swaybars. Is that really something that is even possible with this car? I mean, so long as you aren't putting like a 25mm sway bar on it or something insane like that?
stress would be a much larger bar and thinking your car is 1. in the WRC or 2. at a race track every and all day. the occasional hard cornering will be fine. but if you want them for extra measure, who ami to say you cant?
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