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This is a discussion on 02/03 WRX sway mount upgrade within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; Compliments of SubieGal: Subie Gal says: 20466fe000 = clamps Subie Gal says: 20540fe210/20540fe200= brackets...

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    Compliments of SubieGal:

    Subie Gal says:
    20466fe000 = clamps
    Subie Gal says:
    20540fe210/20540fe200= brackets

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    Originally posted by KopfJager
    Compliments of SubieGal:

    Subie Gal says:
    20466fe000 = clamps
    Subie Gal says:
    20540fe210/20540fe200= brackets


    just curious how and if the bushing clamps will work with the larger rear bushings for oversize/aftermarket sway bars..

    but yeah the parts are easy to get
    let me know if anyone needs help.

    cheers

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    I couldn't comment on how these stack up against aftermarket ones- they look plenty beefy to me, much better than the 02/03 design.

    The bushing style differ from 02/03 to the 04 in that the new clamp is slightly narrower- but the old style bushings fit fine IMO. The bushings on the sway bar differ depending on what sway bar you have, but only on inside diameter (bigger hole/smaller hole)- the outer diameter/shape is the same, thus the clamps will work w/ any (oem anyways) bushings.

    The parts manual only lists one clamp, nothing different for the STi (same for the brackets). They do however list several sway bushings as the inside diameter of the bushings differ as do the sway bar diameters.

    If you wanted to do it just right, you'd order the brackets (plus the two extra bolts you need), the clamps and if running a 20mm sway bar- you could order the STi bushings as they are of the new design (slightly narrower) and are 20mm inside dia-although as I mentioned above the old style bushing fits fine IMO.

    This is confusing (for me anyways) so I will summarize as best I understand it.

    04 (including STi) saw a newly designed sway bracket (and clamp). This new design also changed the outer shape of the sway bushing slightly (little narrower).
    Bushings do vary on there inside diameter depending on what sway bar you are running, but should be the same shape on the outside.

    Big Sky

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    i realize the part #'s are the same..

    i'm just curious - if the clamp is made to accomodate
    the rear OE bushing size

    (wrx being 17mm and Sti being a 19mm bushing on a 20mm bar)

    how large of a bushing can it take before you have
    to consider purchasing heavy duty mounts....?

    i guess there's no answer at this time,
    but it's something to consider if your rear bar is HUUUGE.

    Jamie

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    It can accomodate the STi bushing which means 20mm no problem. Beyond that, say the 22-24mm Cusco bar- my guess would be yes- as I believe they (Cusco) does the same thing, namely leave the outer dimensions the same as stock so they fit into the oe clamp, but enlarge the inner diameter to accomodate their bar. This was the case anyways w/ the older style clamp as I ran Cusco front/rear previously and had no fitment issues w/ the bsuhing in the clamp.

    I'm guessing this is still true as the USDM STi guys are upgrading to larger Cusco bars already and utilizing the same bracket/clamps.

    If you start getting bigger (Whiteline has some big bars) and giagantic (Hotchkis/Cobb)- I would imagine that they wouldn't work and the manufactures would (should) warn as such.

    Big Sky

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    good point..

    oh and funny thing about the sti rear bar

    bar is 20mm but the bushings are actually 19mm

    odd.. but that's the way they come from the factory

    Jamie

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    Originally posted by SubieGalRacing
    good point..

    oh and funny thing about the sti rear bar

    bar is 20mm but the bushings are actually 19mm

    odd.. but that's the way they come from the factory

    Jamie
    Jamie,

    That's interesting. Another little trivia point on the STi sway bars is the manuals came out showing 19mm front sway bars (as was the case in Japan), but evidently somebody changed their mind as guys have measured them and they are actually 20mm (front ones). Maybe a concern over dialing out too much understeer?

    I love the little minutia

    Mike

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    part #'s



    20540FE200 bracket right
    20540FE210 bracket left
    20466FE000 clamps... Need 2

    902350013 Nut X 2
    Last edited by SilverBugeye; 02-19-2004 at 10:06 PM.

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    Just ordered these mounts. Thanks Jamie!

    I'll post a review with pics soon, I have alot of new info....

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    asieluhflaksehfloihlkjlkfasdhglihlfhfeloigaklhhdag laijsehfajf


    VENTING@!!

    THOSE RIGHT SCREWS ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO FREKAION HARD TO GET OUT AND GET IN!! Aslkejlihglaiewhg

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    Originally posted by nyxjf
    asieluhflaksehfloihlkjlkfasdhglihlfhfeloigaklhhdag laijsehfajf

    VENTING@!!
    THOSE RIGHT SCREWS ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO FREKAION HARD TO GET OUT AND GET IN!! Aslkejlihglaiewhg

    c'mon you can do it

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    DONE! HAH!

    but I was upto the point where I was beggin the screws to go in.

    but I somehow got it in.

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    Thumbs up

    Good mod.

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    book

    Do you have a service manual ? And if so how or where did you get it ? I would love to have one !

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