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is the posted rear sway bar upgrade necessary for the '13 OB models? or does my '13 OB already have the larger 19mm rear sway?

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The rear is not 19mm, so its feasible you could add it. However I don't feel its necessary.
 

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finally got & installed my 19mm RWB last night. from a turn-in & turning response, my '13 3.6r ltd OB handles much more neutral now. the car definately benefits from this quick & easy mod.

now all i need is new better valved shocks that are compatible w/ los angeles roads & freeways and i'll be done!! :)
 

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finally got & installed my 19mm RWB last night. from a turn-in & turning response, my '13 3.6r ltd OB handles much more neutral now. the car definately benefits from this quick & easy mod.

now all i need is new better valved shocks that are compatible w/ los angeles roads & freeways and i'll be done!! :)
What was the size difference between the 19mm and the stock?
 

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someone stated earlier that the stk RSB is 16mm. my caliper battery is dead so i can't accurately measure it. i'll try and take a wrench to it tonight and compare to a metric ruler.

either case, it makes a beneficial difference to the handling. even going over angled bumps that usually pitch the chassis left-right abruptly aren't so bad now.

What was the size difference between the 19mm and the stock?
 

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2013 Outback Limited 3.6R, moonroof, nav, 19mm RSB, rear cargo mat, and net.
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Well, after reading about these on here, I ordered mine from my local dealership. My wife and I both own Subaru now, she has a 2012 Tribeca, and I have a 2013 Outback Limited 3.6R. It helped that we got a coupon for $300.00 off the purchase of a new car or accessories for that car. Being as my OB had everything on it I wanted. I ordered the new rear sway bar. I only have 500 miles on her now, but am going up the I-17 to Flagstaff to see how she handles, and again in two weeks after the install of the sway bar.
 

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I only have 500 miles on her now, but am going up the I-17 to Flagstaff to see how she handles, and again in two weeks after the install of the sway bar.
That will be a fairly decent test. Report back!
 

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Well, got back about an hour ago.
Great trip.
21.7 MPG going up the hill (1152` asl to 8100` asl) then up to the San Francisco Peaks (Snow bowl) at 9882` asl.
Got 29.7 MPG coming down the hill. And 24.9 MPG for the entire trip.
Keep in mind that the speed limit on the I-17 is 75mph most of the way.
I drove about 80mph where I could, and coming down Sunset Point at 70+ was a blast in my OB. This was the first of many trips up the hill.
 
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