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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:52 am 
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Those will make noticeable improvement!

Given you plan to track the car, you may like to consider a larger RSB. Perhaps 22mm adjustable, on softest setting for daily and then hardest for track.



Wouldn't that mean I would have to upgrade the front sway bar? As the rear would be thicker than the front?

I plan to track the car once in a blue moon lol


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:53 pm 
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daniellib wrote:
Wouldn't that mean I would have to upgrade the front sway bar? As the rear would be thicker than the front?



It's not an issue.

A lot of people (the majority?) around here who mess with swaybars would probably have a thicker rear bar than the front.

It just comes down to:-

(a) overall handling; and

(b) oversteer/understeer balance within that overall handling snapshot.

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:07 pm 
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A properly sized RSB in the Forester will just about remove the body roll from the car completely. Despite only stiffening the rear, that's where most of the weight transfer will occur and you'll end up with much flatter car, possibly with a touch of oversteer on the limit. The FSB is large enough to cope with street duties but won't be up to the task on the track. Still worth upgrading but money will be better spent in a good set of tyres before upgrading the FSB.


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:35 pm 
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Yep, going a bigger RSB only will give you less rear grip and the perception of handling (the car will rotate easier).

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:29 pm 
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be_oh_be wrote:
Yep, going a bigger RSB only will give you less rear grip and the perception of handling (the car will rotate easier).


So is this a yes or no for the 22mm swaybar or 19mm? I dont want to upgrade the front


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:51 am 
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daniellib wrote:
be_oh_be wrote:
Yep, going a bigger RSB only will give you less rear grip and the perception of handling (the car will rotate easier).


So is this a yes or no for the 22mm swaybar or 19mm? I dont want to upgrade the front


"less rear grip" is relative in terms of the front/rear balance.

Overall, with more swaybar (either end / both ends) the car will stay flatter through corners and all 4 tyres will be loaded more evenly. The only real "downside" is that too much swaybar will make the car more prone to slide in the wet (usually from the end with the thickest bar, relatively speaking).

Most SH owners who swap to a 22mm rear bar are very happy with the improvement and it is a common first (and sometimes only) suspension mod.

Perhaps do additional external research (eg http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.ht ... s&A=112694) and/or just bite the bullet and try out what is a very cheap and easy-to-install/remove mod and then see for yourself how you like it.

One could be driven mad trying to round up 100 opinions on internet forums to try to reach a definitive "best answer".

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:26 pm 
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A cheap alternative is to get an MY11 STi RSB - I believe the MY08+ are 18mm and the MY11+ are 19mm. Should be able to grab one very cheaply, chuck it in and see what the effect is. If you like it, a 22mm would be a better upgrade but it'll give you an idea on what to expect.


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:05 pm 
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Go straight to the 22 mate... You will smile at the immediate difference

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:09 pm 
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Just brought the 22mm perrin sway bar from carmods. Will set it on the lowest setting,

Im struggling to find an sti steering rack for sale, Im looking for 08-17 sti steering rack correct?

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AUDM 2008+ (GR) WRX STi: PN: 34110FG040


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:10 pm 
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daniellib wrote:
Just brought the 22mm perrin sway bar from carmods. Will set it on the lowest setting,

Im struggling to find an sti steering rack for sale, Im looking for 08-17 sti steering rack correct?

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AUDM 2008+ (GR) WRX STi: PN: 34110FG040



Ive got this one installed: 34110FG010


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