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post #16 of 491 (permalink) Old 01-03-2007, 10:58 AM
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I notice the front uprated swaybar links are way down the list. Are these not a necessity in the same way the rears are?

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I notice the front uprated swaybar links are way down the list. Are these not a necessity in the same way the rears are?
No, the front endlinks aren't as important as the rear. I really can't think of any instances of people bending the front ones except on the track.

In fact I don't think the rear are that important if you are going to lower ride height like the WRX or STI. If you are keeping relatively stock ride height the rear endlinks are much higher on list of needed modifications.

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I currently have swift springs on my 07 FXT 5spd and really like them BUT they aren't really stiff enough for serious corner carving or autox.

I'm considering a Ground Control setup. I had this setup on my Galant VR4 and really liked it. Raise it up for rallycross or trailoring, lower it for autox or daily driving.

They have a wide asst of springs but KYB isn't showing an application for the 04+ WRX or WRX wagon in their 2006 catalog. Anyone have suggestions for AGX struts that work?

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They have a wide asst of springs but KYB isn't showing an application for the 04+ WRX or WRX wagon in their 2006 catalog. Anyone have suggestions for AGX struts that work?
I don't believe the AGX's have an application for 2004+ style struts(although I could be wrong) which would leave you using the "washer mod" for the top of the strut or using the premade spacers from www.turninconcepts.com (a better option than stacking washers).

Certainly the Konis and the tokico D-specs seem to be a better reviewed products than the AGX's. And for real track work the Konis seems to stand alone.

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There is no AGX application for the MY04+ Imprezas. The 02-03 application can be use with the washer mod as wadejg has stated.

http://www.kyb.com/catalog/2006_passenger_car.pdf
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I had this setup on my Galant VR4
Cool. Another vr4 guy ;)

For the cost of the GC's and the shocks, you could get close to buying a set of Megan's or similar. The ride isn't that harsh with these adjustables on low settings, although i could do without the pillow ball tops.
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Wow, this is a freaking awesome thread. I haven't been on the net enough lately!

Great work Justin!

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Wow, this is a freaking awesome thread. I haven't been on the net enough lately!

Great work Justin!
Now we can just say to people... read the FAQ

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Great work Dr. wadejgthankyou.

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That is a great write up! Very informative! Thanks!


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What about a rear bar, bushings, and links from an 05STI??

I am wanting to put this on a 2004 XT Forester with 2006 WRX takeoff suspension....

I have found one for very cheap with all of the included hardware and mounting equipment....

Thanks and let me know!
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What about a rear bar, bushings, and links from an 05STI??

I am wanting to put this on a 2004 XT Forester with 2006 WRX takeoff suspension....

I have found one for very cheap with all of the included hardware and mounting equipment....

Thanks and let me know!
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Go for it. It should fit perfectly. Just make sure to get the STI swaybar mounts along with the bars.

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Would you need new endlinks with the COBB swaybars (http://www.cobbtuning.com/products/D....asp?id=2944)? What about if you lowered 1"-1.5"?
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Would you need new endlinks with the COBB swaybars (http://www.cobbtuning.com/products/D....asp?id=2944)? What about if you lowered 1"-1.5"?
If you lower the car I think you should be able to keep your stock endlinks front and rear.

However, with the stock ride height you would likely benefit from aftermarket endlinks as your stock pieces in the rear might bend. You should be able to keep the front endlinks no matter what your ride height as their are very few reports of the front endlinks bending and only with severe use.

There are reports of aftermarket endlink fitment issues with Cobb bars. For a mild setup on a street driven car I would consider the Kartboy rear endlinks as they have no problems with clunking.

Also, I highly recommend getting the "adjustable" Cobb setup. It will give optimal performance and fitment with the adjustable rear bar.

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Hey, any moderators: For some reason in my original post all the links to posts on this forum show up with a 404 error message-not found on server. Any clue what the problem is?

For instance here is one of the links:
https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...ead.php?t=2907

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