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This is a discussion on 2013 WRX Limited Eibach Sway Bars and Kartboy Endlinks Install (lots of pics) within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by mgmoehn I know an alignment will be necessary ... either before or after... any reason to get ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgmoehn View Post
    I know an alignment will be necessary ... either before or after... any reason to get it before like you did?

    Was that just to figure out how stiff/soft you wanted to make your sway bars to account for the fine tuning in the corners?

    I am planning on doing this upgrade in the next couple of months.. I decided against getting a new set of rims and plasti-dipping the OEM ones... so I am going to spend some money on the eibach and KB endlinks...

    I guess I was going to get the summer tires back on first... see how the car drove.. buy the setup install and then see how it drove...
    then get an alignment to fix anything I felt was wrong?
    Sorry I have been slammed with work and I apologize for the slow responses....
    I did the alignment first based on Cobb's recommedation. Changing sway bars do not effect alignment

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Do you have anything done to help the rear allignment or is it just stock set up (camber adjustment bolts)? If it's stock it's funny how different that can be car to car (since I believe they really can't do much adjustment to rear camber due to the rear suspension set up on the 3rd gen). I'm only at like .8 front camber (L & R), but was thinking about going to 1.5 as I've heard it corners a little nicer around that point.

    Looks like you put a few hours into the set up, so I hope you enjoy!!!
    No other changes to suspension - all stock. I'm not a suspension wizard so I used the KISS principal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Why didn't you get the alignment afterwards???
    Adding sway bars does not effect alingment

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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    Mikie, I could be wrong but sways and endlinks don't change the geometry so it doesn't really matter that he did it before, the alignment will stay remain the same.

    OP: Did you need camber bolts to get -2 degrees in the front? Or do the bolts on 2013 wrx allow for more negative camber?
    All stock except the endlinks and sway bars. I did not change ANY camber bolts

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazynighthawk View Post
    looking for this exact setup. I have the rear eibach bar currently . icannot find the front where did you get it ? same as the sti front ? also the endlinks worth the price ?
    I got this all from RallySportDirect.com - Performance Car Parts Online and the stock endlinks are weak so yes its worth it to upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbigcog View Post
    JellyBean....
    I'm getting ready to do this same installation on my '11. I'm curious why you used M12 washers instead of all 3/8 washers.

    Size is only reason. I could have used 3/8 but if you look at pics the M12 are a tad smaller in diameter and as wide

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    JellyBean, thanks for the detailed pics. Getting ready to put same setup on 2012 WRX Limited.

    The pics of the back are great, thanks for showing the detail of the washers. But I'm wondering about the front. I've seen other posts where people indicated it was the front that was hard to keep parallel. How did the front work out for you?

    Also, any noise? Metal washers rubbing on metal sway bar, should create noise, well more than PP or PU bushings on metal. I was thinking about buying PP or PU washers. Anybody reading this post ever heard of using PP or PU washers.

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    JellyBean, thanks for the detailed pics. Getting ready to put same setup on 2012 WRX Limited.

    The pics of the back are great, thanks for showing the detail of the washers. But I'm wondering about the front. I've seen other posts where people indicated it was the front that was hard to keep parallel. How did the front work out for you?

    Also, any noise? Metal washers rubbing on metal sway bar, should create noise, well more than PP or PU bushings on metal. I was thinking about buying PP or PU washers. Anybody reading this post ever heard of using PP or PU washers.

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    Bolt length, extra spacers (washers)

    Quote Originally Posted by JellyBean View Post
    Here is the Front Endlink Fix. I used the 3/8" Zinc Flat Washers. Again the Karboy supplied washers are on each side of the endlink bushings. For the top bushing I put two zinc washers in before the sway bar and the bottom bushing I used 3 Zinc washers before the lower control arm mounting bracket.
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    Good to see the Kartboy bolts are long enough to handle the extra spacers. Safe practice is to have 2 threads past the nut for a bolted joint. Looks like you've got it. I ordered some extra Kartboy spacers (sold as "for Whiteline sway bar") to clean up the install. A bit pricier I suppose when compared to washers.

    BTW, thanks for the pics. Photos always help, especially since I performed the exact mod on 2012 WRX Limited.

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    calisubie....you might consider adding a Whiteline rear sway bar brace. Looks like this:



    I had it powder coated to match.

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    cjbigcog, the sway bar brace looks excellent. I have them on my 2012 Outback with STI swaybar upgrade, now you've given me food for thought on the WRX. Thanks.

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