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Old 01-04-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
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The Perrin sway bar is much thicker than the stock bar on my wagon. It feels about twice as heavy as well.

All the installation except for the Perrin brackets were very easy to install. The pipe from the fuel tank was in the way of one of the bolts on the passenger side make it very difficult to remove the stock brackets and install the Perrin brackets.

Other than that, everything else went in fine. I used whiteline endlinks to compliment my Perrin sway bar.

I test drove through my streets and everything seemed normal. Handles much better than with the stock setup. Then I went out to dinner with 5 people in the car. Not sure if we all get way to heavy after dinner, but there was some noise coming from the back on the way home. I haven't checked it out yet so I'm not sure what it is. I will update as soon as I find out.
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Old 01-22-2003, 06:58 PM   #2
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I did the same thing last weekend. I haven't pushed to see what it has done since it is raining, but I can tell that the back is ready to play. I have it in the middle hole.
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Old 01-22-2003, 07:56 PM   #3
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Put some people in your car and let me know if it makes noises or not. I get some noise when I'm by myself and drive over rough roads.
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Old 04-06-2003, 10:40 PM   #4
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I have the perrin bar and mounts, plus kartboy endlinks. Everything works fantastic and I'm getting much more neutral handling. I haven't noticed any noise, but I did grease the heck out of the bushings.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:57 AM   #5
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Just wanted to share my reviews of my Perrin Adj. Rear Swaybar that I put on this weekend. Car is an 04 WRX sedan, and this was the first suspension mod. This is not the first Perrin product to go on my ride, and as always I am very happy.

Product Quality- Mounts look great, very clean cut and good welds. The bar itself looks really nice as well, and fit nicely over my catback. Couldnt really find a flaw in the production process, everything looked really nice.

Installation- Took a little longer than I expected, and some ramps would certainly have helped. It was certainly do-able by just sliding under the car. Passanger side mount was a bit of a pain to get to, but wasnt anything too bad. Bar took some turning to get over my exhaust, but didnt need to remove cat-back. Its almost necessary to take off the charcoal canister, as it is right in the way

Driving Impressions- All I can say is wow! There is a very noticable difference in the way the car handles. I am only on the middle setting and on snow tires still and I am amazed. Steering is more predictable and very stable. I have been hucking it through turns and am surprised how flat and neutral the car stays. No clunking or noises as of yet, then again no one has sat in the back seat.

Another great product from Perrin, Anyone looking for a RSB should definetely consider one..
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Old 05-15-2005, 02:02 AM   #6
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Mine is having rust problem as well as white residue starting to appear on the mount...
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Old 05-21-2005, 04:00 AM   #7
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yeah, it could be the bar banging into the muffler.
i had this same problem, because my car is lowered, so it pushes the highest part of the sway bar closer to the backside of the rear muffler-as the bar pivots( when the suspension goes up and down) the rear bar will hit the muffler.

check the highest part of the sway bar, where it bends over the exhaust, and see if there is any of the black paint chipping off-mostly in two parts of the bar. that's a good sign that it's banging into your muffler.

if you have the bar on the hardes setting, try setting it on the softest setting for now.
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:15 PM   #8
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I like my rear bar, but the front knocks around like crazy.
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:42 PM   #9
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Yeah, my bar does knock quite a bit but its just a lubrication issue. Due to the hardness of the bushings they need a good amount of lube on them to move smoothly. I noticed that after a couple weeks, the clunking happens more often and louder. I just need to go grease it up again, but if you search it is a common problem

Havent had a problem hitting the exhaust, but I am only at the middle setting for now. Cant explain the white residue, but if you take it off you can sand off the rust and get it re-anodized. Its bound to happen if you drive in winter weather after a short time...
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Old 05-25-2005, 02:08 PM   #10
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i bought one used with a set of Perrin end links for the rear. I also have the Perrin springs and AGX shocks. had a little rust but that was to be expected. a little more noise when i have a full car but doesn't bother me much. i have the bar set to the stiffest setting. quality was great and fit over my Stromung without difficulty. mounting brackets look great and can be seen through the wheels same as the end links if you know where to look which is neat. handling is a great improvement. car feels ready to bring the rear around on demand. much easier to get rotation. can't wait to try them at an autox this weekend.

love everything Perrin i've gotten so far!
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Old 05-25-2005, 04:27 PM   #11
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The qaulity is pretty good, just wish they gave beefer bolts...my stock bolts snapped under extreme load...and i lost those spacers for the endlinks. But that wasn't perrin's fault.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:59 PM   #12
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sways made small difference compared to the cusco v-brace and rear strut mount combo now the 2003 sedan feels complete


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Old 07-15-2005, 07:08 PM   #13
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FYI: My Progress rear sway bar is identical to the Perrin with the exception of color. The Progress rear mounts are the same except they don't have the "P". I've been told that Progress makes springs, sways and mounts for Perrin...don't know what else if anything. I do believe the Progress stuff is a bit less expensive in most cases.

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Old 07-20-2005, 07:57 PM   #14
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^^ Yeah, I have the Progress front and rear sways with mounts as well. I believe they are nearly identical to the Perrin. I have them mounted with Kartboy endlinks, and I couldn't be happier.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:04 PM   #15
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FYI: My Progress rear sway bar is identical to the Perrin with the exception of color. The Progress rear mounts are the same except they don't have the "P". I've been told that Progress makes springs, sways and mounts for Perrin...don't know what else if anything. I do believe the Progress stuff is a bit less expensive in most cases.

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If you say that to Perrin, Perrin will tell you (emphatically) that Progress does not make Perrin parts. My Progress bar is even the same color as the Perrin bar and the box it came in said "Progress".

BTW, if anyone in NE Mass. is interested, my Progress rear adjustable bar (complete kit) and Perrin endlinks are up for sale.

PM me if interested.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:48 PM   #16
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i have perrin rsb and endlinks and it nocks so much i am about to jump of a bridge. Sent the endlinks back twice already and they still nock. Greased and all! and my rear sway bar hits the underbody pretty hard when i hit bumps. the bar is smacking the underbody where the spare tire is. This sucks.

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i have perrin rsb and endlinks and it nocks so much i am about to jump of a bridge. Sent the endlinks back twice already and they still nock. Greased and all! and my rear sway bar hits the underbody pretty hard when i hit bumps. the bar is smacking the underbody where the spare tire is. This sucks.
hmmmm...i was about to go with this setup. wonder if i'll encounter the same issues.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:56 AM   #18
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On my 06 wrx I have the front and rear sway bars and endlinks, all Perrin. I have had no banging or bad noises. Put on the rear a couple days before the front. Got the rear mounts too.
True, passenger side mount bolt is a bxxch to get to. But, with a little help from someone with a prybar it is doable. All done on the ground with not even a jack. I didn't have one. Instrucions are good from Perrin. Wow, what a difference. Tried a couple different settings. It is the 22mm. It has three adjustment holes.
The front was harder to put on I think. Also 22mm with Perrin endlinks. Needed the car in the air for this one. The mount nuts are hard to get off. There is little room. Beyond that not too bad. We had the car on a lift. On the lift it seemed the swaybar would hit the control arm. Once on the ground, of course it didn't. The only way it would hit is if you were jumping the car and at the same time had the wheel fully turned. Not a good idea any way.
Put them both on the stiffest setting now. I think that should be my only wonder about the whole thing. What settings to leave it on.
I will try people in the back and super hard driving to thouroughly test the setup. But so far, no issues at all.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:37 PM   #19
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One more thought for those of you experiencing problems with rear sway bar. Be sure the rear sway bar and endlinks are in the correct position.
Meaning-- the sway bar end must be above the trailing arm, not below it. If you put your sway bar on, on a lift, you may have the sway bar actually below the trailing arm. THE SWAY BAR SHOULD FACE UP. THE ENDLINK "C" SHOULD FACE FORWARD. If the bar is swiveled to face downward, since it is not a straight bar, the middle of the bar will hit the spare tire well.
Just a thought. It happened to me. Good luck.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:50 AM   #20
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:11 PM   #21
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I did 22mm front and rear. It is a daily driver.
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