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Old 11-08-2012, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am weeks away from a 2013 purchase and was just wondering. From my time lurking on the forum, the 2010-2012's enhancements are 19mm sway bars as well as the STI shifter. Anything similar for the "improved" 2013?
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Blaze had many mods on this forum. I did a minor mod of adding HIDs to my low beams because the low beams are not that great.

Car is pretty close to spot on for my needs but others will jump in to what they are doing
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I swapped the 19mm RSB I had put on my '11 to my '13.
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You'll become familiar with plastidipping!

Also, Hella Supertones is one of my favorite mods.
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Do you "really" feel any difference between the stock 2013 RSB and the 19mm? If so, at what condition...
Is the stock 16mm?
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Couldn't tell you. I drove it about seven miles home from the dealer and swapped it out that night. I wanted it on for a trip to Lake Tahoe the next day so I had no time for comparisons. I am extremely pleased with the ride and ability as it sits. It might be better with the stock bar--but I don't know how.
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I will in Mammoth for Christmas...I hear they've closed June lake because last season was without enough snow and enough skiing days... oh well...no Whistler this year - airline tickets to SEA are out of control!
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My understanding is that the '13 has a larger sway than the 10-12's. What are the size differences?

Also Does the STI shifter fit the '13 I did not see it in the list of options.
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The 13 Outback rear sway is 16mm as measured w my micrometer. So, we are talking about 3mm difference between the larger sway mentioned above. I think prior year sways are 15mm, but not sure.
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The 13 Outback rear sway is 16mm as measured w my micrometer. So, we are talking about 3mm difference between the larger sway mentioned above. I think prior year sways are 15mm, but not sure.
You've got it right. The 19mm upgrade is very nice and balances the car and makes it great in the corners. Very slight increase in ride harshness but its minimal and worth the upgrade. It also handles high winds better with the 19mm as well. No idea on the STI shifter knob.
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