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Old 11-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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2011 Impreza WRX STI

Default Lower Suspension Problems

2011 STI Sedan

So I lowered my car about 6 months ago, got the Whiteline Front Roll Center Adjustment Kit and Kartboy Endlinks, installed and got an alignment.

I decided now to switch over sway bars and when I get under there to switch it out notice the end link bushings are pushed and pinched. Obviously I didn't have any lying around but I am going to replace them. For now I'm stuck with these.

Do I need to push out my camber or something to make up for the lowering of the car or is there a solution of some kind I overlooked? I turned the endlink down to get a better view, it should actually be turned up so the pinched side is on the sway bar side.

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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I've found that the WL front bar end tabs aren't perpendicular with the normal position of the lower EL mounting point. I also had Kartboy end links and had a very similar issue, and I would occasionally get popping noises. I tightened and tightened thinking that would solve the problem, but unfortunately I couldn't resolve it even trying additional spacers to correct the mismatch. Finally I went to a KLC39 WL adjustable spherical link and it solved my problem. You can sometimes find these new on eBay.

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Those bushing are NG. If you keep the KB endlinks, replace the bushings and purchase a set of their aluminum spacers (top, between endlink and bar) to set the endlinks as parallel as possible:

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