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Old 09-07-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Adjustable or non-adjustable sway bars. What's the skinny?

I have an 09 WRX and I'm going to upgrade the suspension and was curious if there's a preference. A friend of mine is telling me to go with non-adjustable because according to him they're more sturdier than the adjustable offerings. My car is a DD and will never see any kind of rallying, fwiw.

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Old 09-07-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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I don't think they are sturdier by any measureable amount. Adjustable swaybars are more expensive, but allow for more "fine tuning". If you don't think you will ever want to mess around with the swaybar's settings, then go for the non-adjustable. If you can't say for certain, get the adjustable just in case.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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get adjustable for sure
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Thanks for tips. I think I'll go with the PERRIN adjustable sway bars.

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Keep in mind that for adjustables that have 2 holes (like the front bars), then you will either be a little stiffer or softer than the non-adjustable version.

IE, a front 22mm not adjustable has one setting: 22mm. The front 22mm adjustable has two settings: 21.5mm and 22.5mm (estimations). That means you can't ever get 22mm out of this bar, but you can get a little stiffer and a little softer.

The rear adjustables tend to have 3 holes, which equate to 21/22/23mm with the middle hole being equivalent to the nonadjustable version.
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