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Old 04-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Stock Sway Bar Sizes On FRS?

What are the stock sway bar sizes?
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And are they solid or hollow?
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Rear is 14mm, solid.

I have part numbers here for OE Impreza bars in 16, 18 and 19mm. Buying from Whiteline is cheaper though unless you can find a second-hand Impreza bar!
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What is the stock front sway bar size?
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18mm solid.

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The rear is pathetic.
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The rear is pathetic.
You're not wrong. I've gone up to a 16mm on the rear and it's still pretty poor!
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Too much stiffness from the sway bar(s) isn't a good thing... these cars are relatively light with low CG's, they don't need a stupidly stiff bar messing up the handling. You're better off with higher spring rates (and proper dampening for those rates) and stock (or no) sway bars.
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Too much stiffness from the sway bar(s) isn't a good thing... these cars are relatively light with low CG's, they don't need a stupidly stiff bar messing up the handling. You're better off with higher spring rates (and proper dampening for those rates) and stock (or no) sway bars.
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Rear is 14mm, solid.

I have part numbers here for OE Impreza bars in 16, 18 and 19mm. Buying from Whiteline is cheaper though unless you can find a second-hand Impreza bar!
A second-hand Impreza bar won't be hard to find locally for most people. Wait long enough and people give 'em away.
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A second-hand Impreza bar won't be hard to find locally for most people. Wait long enough and people give 'em away.
That's great if that's the case over there, but here they're like hen's teeth!
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That's great if that's the case over there, but here they're like hen's teeth!
Didn't look at the location; sorry. They're rather common and cheap here. I see them for sale on NASIOC all the time.
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Didn't look at the location; sorry. They're rather common and cheap here. I see them for sale on NASIOC all the time.
The hatchback Impreza (2008-) was reasonably popular here, but the subsequent variant is so ugly even those half-blind wouldn't buy it. I guess that's part of the reason!
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