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    Unhappy confused on sway bar decision

    im sooooo confused
    i have an 04 which has
    20 mm up front and 17 in the back

    should i just put solid end links on and sell the cusco sway and solid mounts?

    OR

    put my cusco 22mm adjustable sway bar with upgraded mount and endlink.


    do you think i can sell the heavy duty mounts?

    so 20 mm front and 17 mm with solid end link

    or

    20mm up front and 22mm with solid mount and link

    PRO and CONS for both options?


    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa decisions decision decision
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    For both options, you are gonna have to get new endlinks, so..... Put the new endlinks on. If you like how the car is, leave it. If not, get the new bar...
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    Wouldnt you want a larger sway bar in the back vs the front to get rid of understeer. I dont know so thats why I'm asking...thoughts?

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    Yes.

    See the Tech Ref. Sticky for a handling chart:

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    seee if i had a 02 or 03 the 20mm 20mm swaybars then moving to a 22mm then the suspension doesnt have to change too much

    but going from a 17mm rear to a 22 mm then that is a BIG jump

    what i want to know is that didnt they change the suspension set up (spring and shock stiffness) to accomidate the change in the rear sway bar size. then moving to a 22mm rear will be too much? or will it not make that much diffrence?
    NEW 03 WRX bought NOV 16th 2002
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    First off the 04 comes w/ "heavy duty" mounts out of the box, I just ordered a set- much beefier than the 02/03 ones. These are the mounts that attach the sway bar to the chassis. IMO you don't anything beefier than what FHI supplied you in that department.

    Sometime in the 03 model line they reduced the rear sway bar to 17mm from 20mm, the front bars are the same (20mm).

    17mm-> 22mm will definitely change overall handling, it will dial out quite abit of understeer, maybe more than you want-especially for winter driving (if you have winter where your at ).

    You might try first a used sedan MY02/part of MY03- 20mm rear bar first, these can be had for fairly reasonable $60-70 shipped. You can always turn around and resell it for the same price if it doesn't dial out enough understeer.

    In combination w/ the 20mm sedan bar you can always try the STi 19mm front bar- this will dial out additional understeer, while preserving (actually enhancing) the independence of your front suspension (left/right) which is nice particularly in uneven/bumpy surfaces.

    Sway links I haven't tried yet, I'm still searching for the best links- I like the STi pillow ball links that come oe w/ the 04 USDM STi sedan, but it requires swapping out both rear lateral links and sway bars- they are of a different design.

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    ill guess ill try to put the end links on and see how much of a diffrence it makes.

    glad my GF lives on the other side of a canoyon road =)

    i guess does anyone want a Heavy duty sway bar mount?

    from southern california
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    Installed the Rear sway bar end link and can feel a diffrence
    havent pushed it too hard. but it does feel more stable

    will find out soon when go through the canyon at the usual speed.

    well thanks alot everyone
    NEW 03 WRX bought NOV 16th 2002
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    NEW 04 WRX traded with 03 lemon
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    work for HONDA drives a SUBARU =p

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