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does anyone know what the rear sway bar size is on the 2013 3.6r ltd?

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I remember reading it was 18mm. The important thing is that it is bigger than the stock on the '12.

EDIT: Seems to be 16mm and I can't find a link that says otherwise.
 

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thanks! trying to assess the impact/benefit if i go w/ the 19mm RSB. i have a '13 3.6r ltd. can't measure mine since the darn batteries in my micrometers are dead.

thanks for the help.
 

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Rear sway bar is 16mm on the 2013 OB. They most likely just use the bar from the Legacy which was 16mm since 2010. My 2010 OB was 15mm
 

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Rear sway bar is 16mm on the 2013 OB. They most likely just use the bar from the Legacy which was 16mm since 2010. My 2010 OB was 15mm
That's interesting. I wonder if the 19mm RSB is compatible on the '13s, and if so, whether it's worth it to "upgrade."
 

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Rear sway bar is 16mm on the 2013 OB. They most likely just use the bar from the Legacy which was 16mm since 2010. My 2010 OB was 15mm
Hmm, that is kind of lame. My 2011 handles much better with the 19mm sway bar but is definitely still on the understeer side of things. I would have expected Subaru to go straight to that, especially since they squarely addressed a few other issues based on owner feedback on the `10-`12 model.
 

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thanks for the help!! i'm gonna order the 19mm bar right now!!

Rear sway bar is 16mm on the 2013 OB. They most likely just use the bar from the Legacy which was 16mm since 2010. My 2010 OB was 15mm
 

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I have my 19mm rsb from my 2010 but most likely will never put it on my 2013. I definitely need some more time to test it further but so far the 2013 seems much more planted than my 2010 ever did, even with the bigger bar. Bigger isn't always better. So far the 16mm bar seems like a good match with the other new suspension upgrades on the 2013.
 

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Hmm, that is kind of lame. My 2011 handles much better with the 19mm sway bar but is definitely still on the understeer side of things. I would have expected Subaru to go straight to that, especially since they squarely addressed a few other issues based on owner feedback on the `10-`12 model.
Maybe because a bigger sway bar is not the simple answer??
 

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Thats interesting. I thought the suspension "improvements" on the 2013 were supposed to eliminate the body roll on the Outback....:rolleyes:
 

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Thats interesting. I thought the suspension "improvements" on the 2013 were supposed to eliminate the body roll on the Outback....:rolleyes:
Umm there is more than one way to adress body roll. The 2013 handles better than my 11 legacy did so out handling a 10-12 outback is a no brainier. Subaru enhanced the suspension by balancing the changes through out the whole car. Not by applying a simple back yard trick. Everyone needs to get over this 19mm or nothing thinking.
 
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