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#1 Old 10-04-2009, 01:24 PM
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buyin sways, opinions welcome

well forget about upgradin my steering rack. too much money lol. lookin at sway bars. im a daily driver and just wanna hit the corners with a nice turn but dont wanna go to stiff for the suspension.

not goin hollow bars just the fact that ther hollow lol. what do u guys think of 25mm front and 25mm rear. im not goin more then 25 in the rear but should i concider less in the rear? btw i take turns real hard lol

i have megan springs but goin bak to stock soon ### winters comin and goin to to new struts kyb's.
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I know you said that you don't want hollow bars but the Hotchkis/Cobb 25mm bars are awesome. I had a set on my WRX and loved them.

I would stick with the same size bars front and back but I like neutral handling characteristics with my car.

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Cobb and Hotchkis were both the top recommendation from my shop.

And Im Kjott about the nuetral feeling, but thats a personal prefference.

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I drive 60 miles a day to school and back, and I have Cobb 25mm front and rear. They get the job down and I still have a nice ride. I don't know what other brands would be like, but Cobb does exactly what I want. Good luck.
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I have 22mm Whitelines on the stiffest setting and they work great for me. Be sure to upgrade your endlinks if possible, they will probably snap pretty quick if you keep them stock with 25mm sways. Also, if you go hollow you should add about 3mm for the same resistance as a comparible solid bar. After upgrading my sways I noticed that my tires are definitely my weak link.

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As far as endlinks go, check out either Rallitek or Kartboy, they are probably your two best bets for them.

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dam, with endlinks its gonna be at 600. think im just gonna go smaller in the rear, maybe 22-23mm

should i change the mounts? or can i just go with stockers

goin cobb or perrin

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You should always call the parts vendor when you can, especially when buying multiple things, because they'll usually give you a package deal with better pricing and free shipping.

I heard Perrin Swaybars had issues but that has probably been resolved by now. Make sure you read reviews on whatever you decide to buy.

You should only change one thing at a time if you can, especially for suspension parts, it will help you to know exactly how each part is changing the feel of the car. Sways+endlinks are a good place to start.
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Stronger mounts would be good, or you can just change them after they break. Plus it would be easier to adjust them with aftermarket units.

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I run the Cobb Sways w/Kartboy Endlinks front/rear.

For sways I would go Whiteline, Cobb, or Hotkins. For endlinks Kartboy, I would not even consider any other endlink. The Kartboys are the best endlinks on the market period.
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This thread inspired me to go ahead and pull the trigger on sways for my '06 wagon. Got Whiteline adjustable 22 mm front and rear and Kartboy endlinks, $495 shipped. With luck they'll be here by the weekend so I can get them slapped on. Now, if only my backordered turbo inlet hose would get here so I could get the VF39 and huge TMIC bolted up...
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Don't get full metal front endlinks, that's my only warning. They are noisy. Examples include Perrin and Cobb. Stick with a polyurethane contact point. Examples include Kartboy. Rear isn't as big a deal but also holds true.

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just bought the kartboy front and rear endlinks. nice recommendation. and i found out that perrin does have fitment issues so thats out. gonna buy the rear first, is ther like any possibilty of a hollow bar snapping/breaking? i found a cheap hotchkis bar 25mm for cheap, anyone object to gettin it? only $100
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do whiteline bolt on rite up or does ther gotta be some modding for it?
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