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post #1001 of 1007 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 03:28 PM
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How do you like this Mod?
What pros and cons your got in new ride?
I like it. I finally ditched the stock Contis and put Geolandar A/T-S on the car about a month ago. Those made a huge improvement in ride and handling. Adding the 20mm RSB continued the same. No more floaty feeling on the road. The car goes into a turn and stays in the turn without further correction. No more feeling as though the body is being tossed around separately like a bobble-head.

No cons to speak of. Between the new tires and the RSB I do get more feedback from the road (mostly due to the tires), but I consider that an improvement. I'm not rock-crawling and I don't expect any "off-road" issues over the service roads and trails I do take.

Addendum: well, I was racking my head trying to come up with terms to describe the improvement the 20mm bar makes. Turns out that there are already words: flatter cornering. That's it exactly!


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I just installed the 20mm sway bar and I had to buy new end links as the nuts were rusted on. Easy upgrade.

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I finally got around to installing my factory STI bar. I bought the bar on line from a dealer that had a good price. After installing I took the car for a test drive. The bar really helps cut down on some of the under steer. It does NOT eliminate the under steer. I would think you might need a 22mm or larger bar to eliminate it. The STI bar is a good bar for those who want better on highway and good off highway performance.

A few things you need to know.

You do NOT need to jack up the car.
You do NOT need new end links.
You DO need new larger bushings but the bar I ordered came with them.
You DO need a 12mm and 14mm socket and ratchet.
You do NOT need to drive the car up on ramps.

This was the easiest mod I have ever done. On a scale of playschool to rocket engineer its a playschool +1.

How to:
Crawl under car.
Un-bolt 2 14mm link nuts
Un-bolt 4 12mm bushing bolts
Remove bar
Place new larger bushing on new bar
Place new bar into position
Insert one end link and thread on 14mm nut
Insert other end link and thread on 14mm nut
Screw in 4 12mm bolts through bushing brackets
Tighten all nuts and bolts.
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OP What size sway bar did you install? 19mm or 20mm
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Planning on doing that to my 2014 g4. That seems easy enough. Thanks for the how to!
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post #1005 of 1007 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 11:10 PM
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So much information here guys! Great job. Wonderin* if this 20mm bar will fit a 2013 OB. Anyone know?

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How do you like the 20mm? I just got my 2016 Outback Limited and I am undecided on the 19mm or the 20mm. Keep in mind I am coming from a 2013 STI 5-door as my daily driver and I am use to the stiff suspension. Just wondering if there is any noticeable difference between the two. the 20mm bar is actually $10 cheaper on subaruonlineparts.com

Subaru Outback Rear 20MM Sway Bar Kit (Part No: 20451VA000-20464VA000 x2)
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I just installed the 20mm sway bar and I had to buy new end links as the nuts were rusted on. Easy upgrade.
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So much information here guys! Great job. Wonderin* if this 20mm bar will fit a 2013 OB. Anyone know?
It sure will, you can use either the 19 or 20.

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Thanks! I ordered the 20mm, cant wait to see how well this helps with HWY driving!
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