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rear sway bar
Posted 08 May 2004 - 07:01 PM
Posted 08 May 2004 - 10:25 PM
I recently installed an ipd bar myself. The difference is amazing. Turn-in is a lot faster. The bar does an excellent job of lessening understeer.
Did you also install brackets and endlinks? I am very happy with this kit and would certainly recommend it. The kit for 95-99 Legacy ($279 shipped) is more than you pay for a bar from Cobb ($179 + S&H), but comes with brackets and endlinks (~$155) for a complete quality kit.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 01:38 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 01:36 AM
By the way, in case ya didn't know, that's where hat sizes come from...
Posted 10 May 2004 - 07:45 AM
Heikki: I replaced the stock brackets and bushings with a new kit that had greasable bushings via zerk fittings. I got these new polyurethane bushings and brackets at the local autoparts store. They are made by "Energy Suspension". I kept the stock end links...I may upgrade that next. I got the bar from ipd at www.ipdusa.com ... they don't have it posted on their site yet. But I just called them up, talked to Chris Delano and he said they had a few in stock and shipped one to me.
Blitz: that's great advice. I have already "explored" the limits and have settled so far on the 20mm setting, giving me almost neutral handling at the limit, as long as, you're on the throttle. I may go to the 19mm if I upgrade to beefier endlinks. At the limit, I have noticed the back end likes to come out if you're not careful (even with the 14mm stock bar, I had that happen). It seems that with legacys that throttle=stability when near the limits. I love the lack of body lean...I love the ability to change lanes immediately...this car is a joy to drive.
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