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post #1 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Adjustable or Fixed sway bars?

I just got past my break in point for my new '11 WRX and I am looking to tighten up my handling with some front and rear sway bars. The only issue I'm having is whether I should get fixed or adjustable ones. Is there any noticeable advantage to having adjustable sway bars or is fixed a better option? Thanks!
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Definitely wasn't paying attention and posted this in the wrong topic section...oops!
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Get at least the 2-3 way adjustable ones. Everyone has a different driving habit.

Try this:

Go run your car (sprited) and then install the bar on the loosest setting and go run it in the same area you did before... Then go back home and put it on the tightest and go run it in the same area. You will make you decision from there.

The rear bar MAY be enough if you don't auto-x or track it.

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considering the price difference, you might as well get the adjustable ones and set them up in the midle setting (advertised rate, ie 22mm means it acts like a 22mm bar in the midle of the 3 holes)
You'll get an idea of what you don't like about it, most people int Rally type driving will prefere a touch of oversteer on the road so they feel at home (I know I do) so have the front om the outer hole (normally only two) as having it tighter is likely to induce understeer) then if you just wait for a bit of rain & take it for a smooth high speed cruise & feel for over/understeer... if it oversteers and you don't like it, then move the rear to the outer (sofrt setting, if it understeers, do the opposite & move it inwards!
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