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This is a discussion on 22mm or 24mm rear sway? within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm looking to get the 22mm or 24mm whiteline adjustae rear sway bar and kart boy end links for my ...

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    22mm or 24mm rear sway?

    I'm looking to get the 22mm or 24mm whiteline adjustae rear sway bar and kart boy end links for my 2013 wrx. I've heard 22 is plenty but I've also heard that its best to get the 24 and keep the bar at medium setting so the end links won't snap.. Can anyone shed light on the subject?

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    Any other suspension mods? How often will you be at the track/autocross events? 24 w/o endlinks is asking for trouble...

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    I would have the kartboy end links as stated in the question. Um for now no front sway or other suspension mods. I'm coming from a fwd car so I'm down for a bit of oversteer for a change . Is it good just to get the 24 and keep it medium?

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    Sways should be matched to your springs. Softer springs, softer sways.

    The problem with just adding a rear bar is that the front still goes wide. If you're only interested in one bar for now, focus on the front; it will do more for you.

    Whiteline rear sways are always adjustable to three different settings. Personally, I would go with the 22mm bar for the rear, as it's highly unlikely you'll ever need anything above 24mm in the rear (stiffest setting). If you feel you need more bar than that, you're overcompensating for your springs with sways (not ideal). On stock springs, I would say 22mm in the back is ideal. The typical thing to do with sways is to have the same or a little bit more bar up front than in the rear; a popular setup for Whiteline is 24 F / 22 R, because both can be bumped up an additional 2mm of stiffness, if you get better springs and need the additional rigidity.
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    I guess my real question is, should I get the 24 and keep it on a softer setting so that the endlinks stay safe or should I get the 22 and not worry about it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans114 View Post
    I guess my real question is, should I get the 24 and keep it on a softer setting so that the endlinks stay safe or should I get the 22 and not worry about it ?
    Why do you want to get a new rear bar, and not start with the front?

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    Because I'm looking for more oversteer

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Sways should be matched to your springs. Softer springs, softer sways.

    The problem with just adding a rear bar is that the front still goes wide. If you're only interested in one bar for now, focus on the front; it will do more for you.

    Whiteline rear sways are always adjustable to three different settings. Personally, I would go with the 22mm bar for the rear, as it's highly unlikely you'll ever need anything above 24mm in the rear (stiffest setting). If you feel you need more bar than that, you're overcompensating for your springs with sways (not ideal). On stock springs, I would say 22mm in the back is ideal. The typical thing to do with sways is to have the same or a little bit more bar up front than in the rear; a popular setup for Whiteline is 24 F / 22 R, because both can be bumped up an additional 2mm of stiffness, if you get better springs and need the additional rigidity.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beans114 View Post
    I guess my real question is, should I get the 24 and keep it on a softer setting so that the endlinks stay safe or should I get the 22 and not worry about it ?

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