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Old 07-07-2002, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default any help? how do you install a rear swaybar where one never existed?

I have a 1997 Impreza Brighton and the car doesn't come with a rear and probably not a front swaybar.
I was wondering how difficult it would be to install an RS sway bar.

Anyone have experience or advice?

thanks
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Old 07-07-2002, 03:39 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure MRT sells kits to install swaybars on cars that didn't come with them from the factory. check out http://www.mrtrally.com.au/performance/ ....it's in there somewhere.
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Old 07-07-2002, 05:14 PM   #3
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looked but couldn't find anything.
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:33 AM   #4
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Ive done it on my 95.

Note: We DO have front sway bars, same as the RS in fact.

But for the rears you need to get:

2 Endlinks
Swaybar
2 swaybar mounts to mount to the chasis
bolts to bolt the endlinks to the swaybar and control links...
And, the Control links themselves, which are THE hardest to find out of all the stuff... You have to get some from an RS or some newer Impreza that actually has the control links with the mounts for the endlinks to bolt into (Control links are the little o-----o part that connects the suspension together). I got these used at a salvage yard for $70... Everything else I got for free exept the WRX wagon sway bar ($40) and some of the bolts they didnt have at the recycler yard... (like $2-3 each at a Subaru dealer)

If you actually find everything THEN ask how to do the install Its really not that hard btw.
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Old 07-08-2002, 03:52 AM   #5
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well they used to have stuff on MRT....if you want, i'll send you my WRX wagon sway bar. just pay shipping and it's yours
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Old 07-08-2002, 11:23 AM   #6
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If you are really going after a low cost but well performing I suggest the following recipe.

Whiteline adjustable sway bar
Whiteline "heavy duty" mounts
Whiteline end links
Mrt Adjustable lateral links
Home Depot Bolts


My Legacy had a rear sway bar but the mounting points on the rear lateral links were a pin type. The 92+ legacy uses the normal type so I could have found used lateral links from them.

But lets see, you pay about 200 for used links or 250 for fully adjustable links? You can see why the MRT option is far better. Especially since you now have rear CAMBER and TOE settings! Plus the MRT models come with brand new bushings.
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:10 PM   #7
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Yeah I've been wondering about the rear swaybar too. What kind of effect would a good sized rear swaybar have on a FWD Impreza? Better turn in? Looser back end?
I was planning on getting a Whiteline rear strut tower bar also. The body roll is pretty bad going around even mildly sharp corners.
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