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Whiteline Rear sway bar and new car warranty?

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Looking to get the 22mm rear sway bar from whiteline as many people have suggested on this forum.
I'll be putting it on my 2010 1600km old diesel fox.
Couple of questions people could help me with:
1. Does an aftermarket RSB void any o my new car Subaru warranties? Or will it just void any suspension parts in the warranty?
2. Is my car too young to be putting a RSB on? Or does it not matter when u do it?
3. what's the best place to buy it from?
4. Is it easy to install myself or should I get a mechani to do it?
5. Does it come with an installation instructions? Which hole is hardest setting and which is lighter. What do people recommend?


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1. Does an aftermarket RSB void any o my new car Subaru warranties? Or will it just void any suspension parts in the warranty? NO
2. Is my car too young to be putting a RSB on? Or does it not matter when u do it? NO the sooner the better!
3. what's the best place to buy it from? go direct and buy from their online store Whiteline Automotive - performance handling and suspension products. car spring coil shock damper swaybar sway bar anti-sway bush bushes australia australian whiteline automotive performance road holding turn-in camber caster toe in vehicle hot 4 v8

4. Is it easy to install myself or should I get a mechani to do it? Easy to do mate but I would get the HD endlinks from WL and installs those at the same time.
5. Does it come with an installation instructions? Which hole is hardest setting and which is lighter. What do people recommend? Yes it comes with easy to follow instructions and I would start with hardest setting but thats just me.

*Get a good wheel alignment once you have installed sway bar.

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Being that you are in Sydney, why not just go down to MRT at Rhodes. They will sort that out quick smart. Its the best place to go for anything performance wise for Subaru in Sydney (including Foresters.

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1. Does an aftermarket RSB void any o my new car Subaru warranties? Or will it just void any suspension parts in the warranty? NO
2. Is my car too young to be putting a RSB on? Or does it not matter when u do it? NO the sooner the better!
3. what's the best place to buy it from? go direct and buy from their online store Whiteline Automotive - performance handling and suspension products. car spring coil shock damper swaybar sway bar anti-sway bush bushes australia australian whiteline automotive performance road holding turn-in camber caster toe in vehicle hot 4 v8

4. Is it easy to install myself or should I get a mechani to do it? Easy to do mate but I would get the HD endlinks from WL and installs those at the same time.
5. Does it come with an installation instructions? Which hole is hardest setting and which is lighter. What do people recommend? Yes it comes with easy to follow instructions and I would start with hardest setting but thats just me.

*Get a good wheel alignment once you have installed sway bar.
I agree with everything except the end links. I have been running the 22mm adjustable bar for more than 2 years with standard links and absolutely no issues. I started with the hardest setting and havent moved from it.

The fitting will require a decent sized breaker bar to loosen and tighten the inboard ends of the brace.

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The whiteline site states turbo or non turbo parts?

I wonder which one I'm after as I do indeed have a turbo, buts its stuck on a diesel forester? That sit me in the turbo catagory?
Kinda lost how a turbo changes what sorta sway bar you need? They look real different in the pictures too?

Wouldnt MRT charge me an arm and a leg for simply installing a sway bar and a wheel alignment?

Also why do you need a wheel alignment after the sway bar goes on?

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The whiteline site states turbo or non turbo parts?



Wouldnt MRT charge me an arm and a leg for simply installing a sway bar and a wheel alignment?
No idea, you would need to give them a call. At least it will be done right and if there are any problems you will have a warranty on install too.
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The RSB is the same for all SH Foz. This is the one:-
Whiteline BSR49XZ Rear Swaybar 22mm-X heavy duty Blade adjustab

There is no need for a wheel alignment after fitting the RSB as it cannot change the alignment, however, I got a 4 wheel alignment done after fitting the Anti Lift Kit and the front was fine, but the back end, direct from the factory was out.
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from my exp subaru factory alignments can be out and thats the reason I recommend doing one when you install the rsb..piece of mine if nothing else

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I've a WL fixed rear bar, and both it's bushes and the ball-ends of the factory links, are knackered after about 50k miles.
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I've a WL fixed rear bar, and both it's bushes and the ball-ends of the factory links, are knackered after about 50k miles.
Which model Foz? The SG was very different to the SH in respect to sway bar links.
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Also wouldnt it be more time effetive then for me to just wait 50k miles till those bits are knackered and then change them out? Rather than replacing brand new car parts for brand new parts?

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from my exp subaru factory alignments can be out and thats the reason I recommend doing one when you install the rsb..piece of mine if nothing else
Yes - mine was too. New tyres are wearing nice and even now.

RE: RSB - Put mine on my car about 50000 kays and 2 years ago, and the bushes and ball joint ends are just fine, not flogged out at all.

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I got under my car today to take a measurement of the rear sway bar.
I measured the diameter of the bar, and found that it was about 17mm. Does this seem pretty standard for a 2010 Forester? (I have the diesel) What size bar was in yours Muzza?

I got a price from MRT today on the 22mm adjustable sway bar and it costs $258 to pick up from them. They werent totally sure which rear bar I woudl need (petrol, or turbo model) as I have a turbo diesel? They were gonna get back to me..

Anyone know which one? I would of assumed its the turbo version of the bar, but then is there different versions because of the way the exhaust runs, or is it more to do with torque and stuff?

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Oh and can anyone with the 22mm whiteline RSB just confirm how much stiffer the ride is? Is the car a stack more uncomfortable on bumpy surfaces, or is that more to do with the damper of the shocks?

Also just to clarify, how much off road ability will I lose? I dont do much besides firetrails, and maybe some slightly aggressive remote camping spots. But if I wanted to do some more difficult stuff, would the RSB be reducing my ability?

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17ish=standard.

XT, I've an SH diesel...
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