2011 Forester XT 4eat
Get new nuts for the ends. That's all you'll need. I installed my bars just after Galager did.
I put them on at the same time as the springs, and the effect was dramatic ( I had the rear sway bar, bushings, and endlinks already).How you like those bars? Between those and the Bilsteins I’m in heaven.
@CLe4R Do you still have the stock rear lower control arms installed or did you upgrade to an adjustable LCA when you installed the Swifts?So, here's my current suspension setup:
Swift Sport springs (~1.6" drop) w/ Tein spring silencers
19mm STi rear sway bar with Energy Suspension Black Poly bushings + RalliTek endlinks
Stock front sway bar with Energy Suspension Black Poly bushings+MOOG endlinks
KYB front strut mounts (because I f*cked up one of my studs and had to replace them)
Whiteline Roll Center Adjustment Kit
Perrin Steering Dampener lockout
Cusco Front Lower Arm Bars
**Upcoming stuff: Energy suspension control arm bushings front and rear. My rubber is completely SHOT. However, since this XT has been a Central TX car it's whole life, there's zero rust, so that's pretty pleasant to wrench on.
Eventually, I'll need/want new struts, too.
This is a daily driver, and she has 156,000 miles, so I'm mainly refreshing the driving feel (she'll never, ever, be tracked). I love a comfortable, responsive wagon that is a little bit of a sleeper. Stock wheels, and all-season tires. View attachment 529025
Stock LCAs. The Swifts are a pretty mild drop (about 1.6") and I'm on Bilstein B6 shocks now, so that may even have been reduced a little (the stock shocks were completely hosed). It doesn't mess with geometry too badly in the rear, although I used the Whiteline Roll Center Adjustment kit in the front for two reasons - one, to accommodate the change in geometry, and two, my ball joints were both shot. I'm pretty happy I did.