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Old 06-06-2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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Question Who's Done A Whiteline Rear Swaybar?

Or any other rear swaybar for that matter. Sam at Xcceleration has the Whiteline adjustable rear bar.

Rallitek has an adjustable Perrin bar, and a non-adjustable I.P.D. bar.

The Perrin Bar comes with some beefy looking mounting brackets, but when my wife called Perrin, they said the bar would need some modification to fit a Baja. I don't even want to think about the engineering required to "mod" a swaybar correctly or otherwise.

I seem to remember someone doing the Whiteline bar when they installed the catback exhaust from Xcceleration, but have been unable to dig up the thread.

Thank you all in advance for your experiences and advice.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:12 AM   #2
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Sean at rallitek said that it fits w/out any problems. He even said that I could do it. I would call rallitek and ask them about the perin one. They were out of sock when I was there last. Still trying to afford it. But things like trying to buy a house in an insane market keep getting in the way.
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Old 06-07-2005, 08:32 AM   #3
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If you buy me one I'll make sure i post lot's of pic's and a very good how to
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Old 06-07-2005, 08:58 AM   #4
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A rear swaybar is on my list of "To-do's" but I most likely wont get to it until this summer some time. I'm thinking the Perrin bar. What exactly must be modified for the Perrin bar?
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:30 AM   #5
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I bought the Whiteline rear sway bar and it's one of those big bang, small bucks kind of mods. You'll feel the difference immediately. The car turns in so much better it's startling.

You can get the Whiteline from Global Performance Parts for less money than Xcelleration sells it for. The last ime I checked, the Rallitex iPD is not adjustable, despite what Rallitek had posted on its site (some months ago). The Whiteline comes with bushings.

No matter what Perrin says, their bar does not fit the Baja. I know; I tried.

I also bought the Whiteline front adjustable sway bar but haven't installed it. I found the diameter of the OEM and the Whiteline bar is identical, for one thing. The advantage to the Whiteline is that it's adjustable, however. Right now it's taking up space in my garage, so I'll eBay it soon. If anyone wants to give it a try, I'll sell it for $150 with shipping; it was something like $220 plus shipping...

Now, the other thing you need to consider are end links. I used Perrin rear end links, based on Perrin saying they would fit. Well, you can get them on the car but the fit isn't correct (they will become gouged and weaken; I know this for a fact). I've got the OEM rear links on now but I can't help but think a beefier end link would be better. I haven't tried the Whiteline end links but I'll take a look at them when the fever to spend money on my car strikes again.

The front OEM end links, on the other hand, are really solid. I can't imagine there would be any advantage to swapping those out, assuming there is an aftermarket version.

If you decide you want the Whiteline stuff, send an e-mail to Glenn Dirksen. I worked with him quite a bit to make sure we got the right bar for the Baja. Whiteline's sway bar for the "old" Legacy is the one that works, Glenn has the model number and whatever other info you need.
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:35 PM   #6
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I can't remember if we have done the Perrin rear bar on Baja. I can ask our techs.
I DO know the iPd ones fits great F/R. (I know, no adjustments)

-Sean S.
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:21 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by mjalex007
You can get the Whiteline from Global Performance Parts for less money than Xcelleration sells it for. The last ime I checked, the Rallitex iPD is not adjustable, despite what Rallitek had posted on its site (some months ago). The Whiteline comes with bushings.

The front OEM end links, on the other hand, are really solid. I can't imagine there would be any advantage to swapping those out, assuming there is an aftermarket version.

If you decide you want the Whiteline stuff, send an e-mail to Glenn Dirksen. I worked with him quite a bit to make sure we got the right bar for the Baja. Whiteline's sway bar for the "old" Legacy is the one that works, Glenn has the model number and whatever other info you need.
Thnaks for the info mjalex007, I'll keep this in mind when I make my decision.

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I can't remember if we have done the Perrin rear bar on Baja. I can ask our techs.
I DO know the iPd ones fits great F/R. (I know, no adjustments)

-Sean S.
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If you could find out, I'd apreciate it. Otherwise I may be interested in the whitelines instead.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:56 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Thanx Guys

Thank You all for the info!, and especially you Mjalex

I will try the Whiteline bar as soon as I have the dough.

I too think the stock rear endlinks look less than stout, and I had been eying the Perrin ones, but now I will start to look for others, (Whiteline you say, maybe?).

Thank you,
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:12 PM   #9
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any new info on this bar?

what are the part numbers the Whiteline bars front & rear? Someone offered to get me one and I want to make sure I tell them the correct part numbers.

thanks.
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:21 PM   #10
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I would also like to know more info on this sway bar. And if any one could post on how it affects driving in wet or icy conditions.
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