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Old 04-19-2016, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Is it possible to use the adjustable rear sway settings?

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2011 STI, 22mm Whiteline rear sway, Whiteline adjustable end links.

I just installed the 22mm rear sway bar. I was planning on starting with the softest setting, but with the way the holes lines up, I really only could use the middle setting. The way the rear suspension is designed, there is only one way for the bottom of the end link to rotate (side to side) and I don't see how I could get the softest (or hardest) setting holes to line up with the end link.

I tried extending the end link to reach the softest setting, but it had to be extended so far, it was hitting the bottom of the spring perch on the strut.

Am I missing something?
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:23 PM   #2
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With the car already on stands, sometimes you have to jack up a corner to get the knuckle where you want it. Worst case scenario (or even for optimization of the static setup) adjustable-length, OEM-style end-links will help!
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:06 PM   #3
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With the car already on stands, sometimes you have to jack up a corner to get the knuckle where you want it. Worst case scenario (or even for optimization of the static setup) adjustable-length, OEM-style end-links will help!
Yep, which is why sway bar and end links should be installed and torqued down while under load. Best to use ramps.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:14 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 sti and found that using adjustable links I could use the middle and stiffest settings/holes. When I tried using the soft setting the link was angled too far.

If you're running stock suspension I'd suggest a 22mm rear bar set at middle. If that's too much bar then going to a 20mm bar set stiff (hardest setting) works well. I tend to run my cars with bars slightly on the soft side to get the best traction in aggressive street driving.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:37 AM   #5
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Update... the endlinks come with metal spacers. Normally you would have a spacer on either side of the bottom of the endlink. But you can shift the spacers so that both spacers are on either side of the endlink to better line up with the holes in the adjustable swaybar.

(Helps to read the instructions)

http://www.whiteline.com.au/docs/ins...ides/Z5370.pdf
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:30 AM   #6
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The issues I have had with both WL and Super Pro bars is that just isn't a good way to use the softest setting on their bars. Even with spacers set to the best position you'll still have the the end links out of alignment with the travelog the strut/coilover/lca. This causes binding/loading of the end link/swaybar and provides non linear sway bar spring rates.....or at least different than you wanted. I have come to the decision that there really isn't anything that works well in the softest setting on these bars so I only use the middle and stiff settings. If you look a RCE bars they only have 2 positions, for example, and others have claimed they don't have this issue.
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