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I have an '02 Legacy Outback with a 20mm front sway bar and a 14mm rear sway bar. I'm in the process of replacing the Links & bushings, but I would like to upgrade the rear sway bar, does anyone know if I can use a sway bar from a later model Outback or wrx/sti? I'd like to get another 20mm or larger.:29:
 

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I have an '02 Legacy Outback with a 20mm front sway bar and a 14mm rear sway bar. I'm in the process of replacing the Links & bushings, but I would like to upgrade the rear sway bar, does anyone know if I can use a sway bar from a later model Outback or wrx/sti? I'd like to get another 20mm or larger.:29:
WhiteLine makes an upgraded bar. I think Cardoc has both front and rear.

Whiteline Suspension for OUTBACK BE-BH MY99-03 (9/98-8/03)
 

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Whiteline BSF14X is a 22mm front bar.

I have that in the front, and the BSR12XZ in the rear on the stiffer setting.
 

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It's not 20mm, but I have the rear bar from a turbo Baja on the rear of my wagon. Much stiffer than stock and was ~$60 new from the dealer.
 

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I thought Whitelines front bar was only 1 bar size greater than our stock bar? I have just their rear bar now. H6 could use more than one size greater (I think) in the front but for now the rear was a great improvement.

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The strut bar did a lot to improve the traction up front on the VDC. So far it has stiffened it up enough that it compliments the front sway bar. When I find a 22-24 mm bar that will bolt up front, so it will support the weight shift better, I'm on it. It's not like I'm tracking the car, anyway, it just those transfer ramps that I can take at 80 over 50 where it helps out. :D
 

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The strut bar did a lot to improve the traction up front on the VDC. So far it has stiffened it up enough that it compliments the front sway bar. When I find a 22-24 mm bar that will bolt up front, so it will support the weight shift better, I'm on it. It's not like I'm tracking the car, anyway, it just those transfer ramps that I can take at 80 over 50 where it helps out. :D
What front strut bar did you install? Got a link?
 

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thanks everyone for the info, but what I want to know is, will a sway bar made for another Subaru Model; wrx/sti/forester..bolt up directly to my 02 outback? So, are any Subaru Models interchangeable? If there are, I would like to install a used oem larger sway bar from another model in my 02 Outback to save money, I don't need to spend $200+ for a new sway bar +$ for the links...
 

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In addition to the above, what are the largest sway bars available? F and r. I'm tired of scraping door handles around every corner.
 

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i know this is a dead thread, but does anyone know if a 02 H6 VDC would also have 20mm up front and 14mm in the rear?
 
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