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Old 08-18-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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I've searched and found little or nothing on improving the 05 sway bars (sti). what i have learned:
you need endlinks with a rearsway (spherical bearings tend to make noise)
the stock size is 20mm so, would i need to go bigger or small than that? larger i'd assume.
and it would be beneficial is it was adjustable.

so let me hear it, maybe i didnt search hard enough, or maybe i'm asking too much. i want to tighten things up on the sti. whats a good deal? where can i find it? thanks!
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:19 PM   #2
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The info is out there just to let you know.

To start, what type of driving do you do and what are you interested in?
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Old 08-18-2005, 06:20 PM   #3
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The info is out there just to let you know.

To start, what type of driving do you do and what are you interested in?
i drive 30-40 minutes to work and back everyday, but i enjoy a spirited run after work or before i go in, or on a night that we're out for a cruise. i'm looking to get into auto cross, solo 1 / 2 and i just want to eliminate what little body roll i get now. i have a set of pinks on the way, but what else could i get to stiffen things up a bit?
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Old 08-18-2005, 06:43 PM   #4
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OK. I would recomend a 24mm front bar and 20mm adj rear. THis will kill the rest of your body roll and make the car very neutral. Whiteline is the company I would recommend, but their 24mm bar for the 05 sti is backordered till the middle of September.
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:05 PM   #5
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For that type of use you might also consider the Hotchkis/Cobb bars. If you are going solid (Whiteline), I'd suggest 22/22 adjustables.
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:10 PM   #6
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I wouldn't bother going any smaller than 22mm in the front. Not large enough in my opinion especially if you plan on autoxing. Another thing to look into after installing the pinks is a performance alignment.
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:04 PM   #7
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I have been searching for a front swaybar bigger than 22mm and am having trouble finding one. I am really interested in the Whiteline 24-26 adjustable but am doing an autocross on Sept. 10th and know the Whiteline will not be in before that time.

Should I wait, or is there something comparible out there? I also am planning on using the Perrin endlinks...opinions.
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Hotchkis is a good option for your STi.

You don't need endlinks, especially not for the front. The STi endlinks are already very good.
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