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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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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.:gasp: 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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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.
Isn't that STI 19 mm sway from some earlier/different Subaru models?
 

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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.
2013 has a larger front sway bar, but the rear remained the same and still benefits from the 19mm upgrade.

I believe the 2013 front sway went from 24mm to 26mm. AFAIK noone here has upgraded a 2010-12 front sway to the 2013 version.
 

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2013 has a larger front sway bar, but the rear remained the same and still benefits from the 19mm upgrade.

I believe the 2013 front sway went from 24mm to 26mm. AFAIK noone here has upgraded a 2010-12 front sway to the 2013 version.
FSB is 26mm and rear is 16mm. this is a +2 +1 increase from prior years. The 19mm is the stock STI sway bar so its still a Subaru part. I also think thats one of the reasons the car responds so well to it. These platforms share a lot of parts and why Subaru says their rally heritage is so important. I'm not saying the Outback will drive like the STI but if you push it in some turns, especially on gravel, with the 19mm you'll smile :29:
 

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FSB is 26mm and rear is 16mm. this is a +2 +1 increase from prior years. The 19mm is the stock STI sway bar so its still a Subaru part. I also think thats one of the reasons the car responds so well to it. These platforms share a lot of parts and why Subaru says their rally heritage is so important. I'm not saying the Outback will drive like the STI but if you push it in some turns, especially on gravel, with the 19mm you'll smile :29:
I can't wait to get mine on Tuesday and check it out. This will be a stealth install to see if my wife notices, as it's her car.
 

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Good info here, I live at about 6000 feet and drive mostly mountain roads. (I don't slow much for the corners), so first fix is the sway.
also according to SubaruOnlineParts.com the sti shifter fits the 2013
 

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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.
Finally got a quite moment with my wifes Outback today and did my stealth install. Foxrider, your description is spot on. Really perked up the handling. This is a really great improvement for the price. It was harder to get the stickers off the bar than to do the install.

Now, to see if she notices ... :29:
 

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lets you get out of the turns quicker and stops a bit of the float in my 11. reins in her fat fanny.
 

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i'm not sure if the new ones come with this, but the tweeter for the front dash improved my sound quality 5x! sway bar i did feel a difference. +1 for plasti dips, i did my wheels and all the chrome pieces around the car. I painted my calipers, cheap/looks good/prevents future rust. Cargo plastic covers for the back of the seats (i have dogs this is great). when i placed my order from the onlineparts store i also got all my filters (oil/cabin/engine) since i was paying shipping anyway. All weather mats for me as well, i got oem but i hear weather tech is the way to go.
 

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Anyone ever drove from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento?

I did last night and there are snow both sides of the road. I don't think the 2013 needs the 19mm upgrade. It was an awesome drive.

Still better to upgrade though, i think.

can anyone give me a link to where you got the STI 19mm?
 
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