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    22mm front sway bar

    I have a 2002 WRX.

    I want to install a 22mm front sway bar and I'm looking for some good inexpensive endlinks, upgraded sway bar brackets and polyurethane mounts.

    There are endless options for endlinks and polyurethane mounts on the interweb, but I cannot see any listings for front sway bar brackets (plenty for the rear). Are the factory brackets acceptable for use with the 22mm swaybar?

    Any help would be much appreciated!

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    Yep.

    Kartboy endlinks are regarded as some of the better ones out there.
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    Factory brackets are fine for an aftermarket swaybar, although there's something to be said for the Whiteline upgraded ones (whether they're worth the money or not is debatable). If you're going with a 22mm bar in front, be sure to get an adjustable (e.g., Whiteline) swaybar, as you typically want a bit more front bar than rear. On a stock spring setup, I would say a 24 F / 22 R (going with a solid bar like Whiteline) is an ideal setup. Hollow bars would need a bit larger diameter, since they aren't as stiff as compared to their solid equivalents. Honestly, you'd be better off getting an adjustable 24mm bar up front, in case you decide to upgrade springs down the line, so you can bump up the front bar to a 26mm setting, without having to do a new install (you just adjust which hole the endlink bolt goes through).

    I talk quite a bit about Whiteline in this post in regards to swaybars, because they're a company that focuses on suspension. They are fantastic products, but when choosing endlinks, I'd suggest going the Kartboy route (I know quite a few people who've switched from Whiteline to Kartboy due to noise). If you order endlinks through Turn-in Concepts (who I strongly urge you to), they supply the necessary spacers needed to pair Whiteline sways with Kartboy endlinks free of charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Factory brackets are fine for an aftermarket swaybar, although there's something to be said for the Whiteline upgraded ones (whether they're worth the money or not is debatable). If you're going with a 22mm bar in front, be sure to get an adjustable (e.g., Whiteline) swaybar, as you typically want a bit more front bar than rear. On a stock spring setup, I would say a 24 F / 22 R (going with a solid bar like Whiteline) is an ideal setup. Hollow bars would need a bit larger diameter, since they aren't as stiff as compared to their solid equivalents. Honestly, you'd be better off getting an adjustable 24mm bar up front, in case you decide to upgrade springs down the line, so you can bump up the front bar to a 26mm setting, without having to do a new install (you just adjust which hole the endlink bolt goes through).

    I talk quite a bit about Whiteline in this post in regards to swaybars, because they're a company that focuses on suspension. They are fantastic products, but when choosing endlinks, I'd suggest going the Kartboy route (I know quite a few people who've switched from Whiteline to Kartboy due to noise). If you order endlinks through Turn-in Concepts (who I strongly urge you to), they supply the necessary spacers needed to pair Whiteline sways with Kartboy endlinks free of charge.
    I actually want to do the 24mmF/22mmR, would the same apply when it comes to a 2012 as far as end links go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical4u
    I actually want to do the 24mmF/22mmR, would the same apply when it comes to a 2012 as far as end links go?
    Yes
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