Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday December 15, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Normally Aspirated Powertrain

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2010, 12:57 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 224218
Join Date: Sep 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Bergenfield, NJ
2009 Forester XT
Camellia Red Pearl

Default Front Strut Brace and Anti-Sway Bar Kit

Was just wondering if anyone knew if these would do anything in terms of voiding my warranty? What kind of improvements would I. Using the car as a daily driver, mostly highway.



2009 Impreza 2.5i, I am leasing the car, possibly considering keeping it after the lease is up. If I don't keep it, would there be any resale value for the parts?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
justg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 08-18-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 247867
Join Date: May 2010
Chapter/Region: MAIC
08 2.slow

Default sway bars/strut

I don't know whether those will void the warranty, although I doubt they will; but you will almost definitely be able to re-sell the parts after you no longer need them
08imprezahatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
Scooby Guru
Member#: 134005
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
2004 WRX Premium


The swaybar kit will do you wonders. The strut brace, especially front, probably won't even be felt. For $155, skip it.
cmiovino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
Patrick Olsen
NASIOC Supporter
Member#: 120
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe


Originally Posted by justg View Post
Was just wondering if anyone knew if these would do anything in terms of voiding my warranty?
No, nor will any other modification to your car.

Pat Olsen
Patrick Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 12:56 PM   #5
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 1748
Join Date: Jun 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, MA, USA
'09 Outback Sport
OBP over DGM


Originally Posted by Patrick Olsen View Post
Exactly. You can't "void" your warranty. Subaru would have to prove that your modification caused any problems. So it would be hard to say that your sway bars caused your head gaskets to fail, for example.

Parts from a reputable company, correctly installed, should not be a concern.

Now to the fun stuff.

I have the Rallitek sway bar kit. Get it. Totally worth it. If you want to go with a less expensive option, you could buy an OEM 09+ WRX rear strut bar and some endlinks, and leave the front sway bar stock. It will still be a huge jump in performance, and would keep your costs down until you decide if you want to keep the car.

I also have the SPT front strut brace. It's on the car, but is really just a pretty ornament under the hood. In very rough terms, the brace keeps your strut mounts (top of the strut) from flexing under hard cornering. First, you have to really corner hard to get that flex, so you probably wouldn't notice it much in everyday driving. Second, the stock struts and springs on the 2.5i are fairly soft. So any flex in your strut mounts is almost certainly swamped and lost in the softness of your suspension. In other words, unless you have stiff enough suspension to tranfer enough force to the strut mount to flex it, save your money on this one. If you have a 5-speed, put it towards a short shifter and shifter bushings.

So why do I have the SPT strut brace on my car if it's not worth much? It was Christmas gift from my awesome wife, so good or not, it's going on the car. That is behavior to be encouraged!...just maybe with more focus.

As far as re-selling the parts, you can definitely sell them if you don't keep the car. You won't make back what you spent, but you'll get some.
Ogden is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: AB, Canada Perrin Front and rear sway bar kit brand new in the box Cvmilo Suspension/Brakes/Handling 9 03-16-2010 12:20 AM
Tanabe Front Strut Brace, TMIC/scoop, Sway Bar, Intake filter Kicker/Mb quartz audio! wrx-c-ra-r NESIC Private Classifieds 11 08-04-2009 08:12 PM
ipd anti sway bar kit? r-wrx-04 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 6 09-10-2005 09:23 PM
Front strut brace or Rear sway bar? VOLTIS5 Legacy Forum 24 04-28-2002 08:17 PM
strut tower or anti-sway bar? trinidriver Newbies & FAQs 3 07-14-2001 12:53 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.