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Old 08-18-2001, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default 22mm rear sway bar club please stand up.

I am now a member of the 22mm rear sway bar club with the addition of solid end links, who else has their bar set at 22?

The car feels so far alot flatter in the corners, havent gotten the arse out yet, but I have never been able too and that is my goal. I think 22 is going to be a good mach for my ver 5 suspension.

Anyone else with a similair set up, how do you like? So far all ive ever heard is 22mm? are you nuts! your gonna die. Well...I guess ill take that chance.

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Old 08-18-2001, 01:52 PM   #2
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if u r gonna die...can i have your rs
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Old 08-18-2001, 02:57 PM   #3
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sure you can have the crumpled up paper weight... hehe (knock on wood)

it will be a crunchy crispy RS! lol knock on wood again!

Bad Andy!

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Old 08-18-2001, 04:13 PM   #4
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I've been running my Whiteline adj. bar on 22mm since I got it, maybe 17 months ago. The arse end comes out easy, just come into a corner hot and let off the throttle just as you're initiating the turn. If your tire pressures are decent, you'll get it to come out plenty.
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Old 08-18-2001, 04:26 PM   #5
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20 up front, 22 in the back here .

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Old 08-18-2001, 05:23 PM   #6
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Stock front and 22mm Cusco rear set to max stiffness. I dig it. Still need more oversteer though.
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Old 08-18-2001, 05:49 PM   #7
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I'll be putting a whiteline adjustable on my outback sometime this month, I'm going to try it at 20 or 21 (if it adjusts to those) first before going all the way to 22.

With my tire pressures at 36 front 34 rear I can get the ass end around in low traction conditions pretty easily with the stock 18mm rear bar.

However on the road, the thing understeers like a drunk cow on roller skates.

I'm also running the beefy tall outback sized tires which roll roll roll and roll some more no matter how high you set the pressure.

I think I melted some of the tread today in an empty parking lot. Whoops.

Michelin Rainforce S rated tires aren't great for homebrew autoX I suppose.
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Old 08-18-2001, 06:44 PM   #8
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However on the road, the thing understeers like a drunk cow on roller skates
LMAO, now ill have that funny arse image in my head all day!

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Old 08-18-2001, 07:10 PM   #9
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Had the bar at 22mm with solid aluminum links for a while.. First time that I spun the car out at an autoX too...
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Old 08-18-2001, 07:28 PM   #10
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Slapped it on the ol Legacy and did not even think, just bolted it up to the middle hole. I suspect when I switch over to winter tires I will adj. the bar at the same time down to 20mm.
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Old 08-18-2001, 08:20 PM   #11
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I am picking up my whitline tomorrow @ RalliSpec. I am going to set it at 18mm. (Stock Tires and Susp.)

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Old 08-18-2001, 08:53 PM   #12
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tim you have an 18-22mm adjustable? If so the middle whole is 20mm the hole towards the front of the car is 18 and the one closest to the rear of the car is 22mm

Just a heads up, if you are in the middle hole you are running at 20mm

Tats, I had my bar at 18mm w/my stock susp. and it didnt seem to help much

Now I just need new tires, the stock re's cant handle the stiffness of the suspension, hehe o well...time to destroy them I guess.

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Old 08-18-2001, 09:47 PM   #13
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jay, i don't know which legacy tim has, but think that the 2000+ legacy bars are 20-22-24 mm.
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Old 08-19-2001, 01:54 PM   #14
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Hey Jay, I guess you had no problem using the stock bolts for the endlinks? Good to hear. If you're gonna head over to TGI Fridays on Wednesday, I'll probably see you there.

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Old 08-19-2001, 02:29 PM   #15
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I have a 20mm rear sway bar that i still have yet to put in the car. Right now my tires are rubbing a bit in the front (I just put them on yesturday) Is there a front bar I can upgrade to and do you think it would help at all with the rubbing under loaded conditions in a hard corner? Also where can i get the bar. Thanks

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Old 08-19-2001, 06:39 PM   #16
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Decided to have it shipped instead. Oh well, more waiting.

Tats.

(STILL waiting for my 22B vents to arrive, AND my Scoobysport) Both will be here soon though!
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Old 08-19-2001, 09:33 PM   #17
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Jay, Froggert is correct. The current gen. BH Legs are running alot stiffer rear sway bars than the BG models ( I think it has to do with the multi-link rear suspension vs. struts). The Whiteline Adj. bar goes from 20-24mm.
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Old 08-19-2001, 10:41 PM   #18
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Stock up front, 22mm in the back since the day I got it. Didn't bother "trying out" the 18 or 20mm settings... Maybe I'll change it to 18 during the winter. Although... if I get that Legacy wagon I think I might, I won't have to drive the RS in the winter.
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Old 08-19-2001, 11:05 PM   #19
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sorry bout the mix up tim hehe, I had that in the back of my mind too, mmmm yummmy 24 mm

Jim sorry I didnt reply to your pm yet, Ive been busy, got the endlinks, the other day, and the stock bolts worked fine, thanks again

Im gonna try and make to the meet wed, I may be late, my crew from our local wed supper meets will be down there, and Ill call them when I get of court...yup court...dam tickets errrrr!!!! I forgot I had court that night...I still try and make it.

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Old 08-20-2001, 09:46 AM   #20
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Default It's you tires! hehehehe

If you get new tire you will notice a huge difference in various swaybar settings right now with the REsuck92s you are giving away roll stiffness in the sidewall. stiffer tires are like having one more (higher) swaybar setting. That is why some folks change the bar and say " hey nothing happened" and some folks (with good tires) say " OMG I looped my car!"

but enough of that I have DMS Golds and my Whiteline bar set on 22! (with Falken Azenis tyres)
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Old 08-20-2001, 11:01 AM   #21
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