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This is a discussion on help with swaybars and steering rack bushings within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I was looking at the cusco 22mm adj rear sway bar and was looking for a 24 mm front ...

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    help with swaybars and steering rack bushings

    So I was looking at the cusco 22mm adj rear sway bar and was looking for a 24 mm front bar but cusco only makes a 22 mm bar.

    I think you can get a front that is adjustable too but i don't know

    Would you guys suggest getting the rear (I like the rubber bushing design) and then get another stiffer non cusco front bar.

    Or do you think it would be fine to get the cusco bars front and rear 22mm for street and some autox or will it not be enough.

    lastly does anyone know why 2005 - 2007 wrx whiteline steering rack bushings are so much more expensive $52 as opposed to $34
    and does anyone know where I can find cheaper ones
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    also would it be okay to just get a rear 22mm adj sway or do you not what that big of a discrepancy between the front and rear?

    and what endlinks would i look at getting and for the cuscos do I need mounts like the cobb one has or is that not necessary?
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    Damn, need an answer pretty bad eh?

    If you plan on doing some AX events, I'd go with a Perrin or Whiteline bar somewhere around 25ish mm.

    I really like Poltec endlinks, but any quality endlink will do.

    The 05-07 steering racks have a different mount. It is much improved so honestly I would just skip the steering rack bushings. Your rack is already held in there pretty well.

    Anything else?
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    how about cobb
    and thanks for the reply and the reason I liked cusco was because of their rubber bushings. I think cobb makes 25mm.

    does anyone know how much noise comes with the cobb swaybars and does anyone know a good fix for it and btw I am looking at getting the standard mounts not the adjustable ones.

    And so you don't recommend getting two different kinds.

    Also you don't think that I need the steering rack bushings?
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    The hollow 25mm Cobb bars are made by Hotchkis. 25mm hollow is roughly = 22mm solid. I have the Hotchkis 25.4mm (1") front / rear set.
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    o I see thanks for the info
    Is cusco the only brand that uses the hard rubber bushings which don't squeak and don't need to be greased?
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    The rear Hotchikis have grease fittings, but do not really creak or squeak. I think I just went over a year since last greasing them with no issues or noise.
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    Cusco is the only manufacturer that uses rubber that I'm aware of. What I've done is retro-fit my oe bushings (enlarge the opening) for my larger bars. It's not too big a deal to re-grease the poly ones, so I don't think that's a deal stopper.

    Whiteline far and away offer the most variety in bar size and adjustability- fit and finish is good too.

    Very generally speaking, a 25-ish bar in front w/ a 22mm adj bar in the rear would suffice for many, many applications.

    The 05+ WRX as JR noted received an updated steering rack, much less need for uprating the bushings w/ this rack.

    If you have a sedan you can leave the front links alone, replace the rears however.
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    Cobbs are great. Yes the are made by another OEM. Anyway, you can't go wrong getting the Cobb setup. Yes, you'll pay more but...

    First off, there is no adjustable front sway bar for the WRX by Cobb (or others) that I know of. The front bar they sell works great. The rear Cobb bar is good as well. I recommend paying extra for the billet adjustable links.
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    Adjustable front bars are available from Perrin (22mm & 25mm) and Whiteline (24mm & 27mm).

    I have my eye on the Perrin 25mm right now as I think I could use a tad more bar up front. This would be the third bar I have had there.
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    Whiteline also makes a 22mm adj front as well

    RCE just came out w/ sway bars- 25mm adj front, 25 adj rear (these are solid 25mm)
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    so whadda guys think of getting two different bars like two different companies
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