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Metal 11-02-2010 06:06 PM

19MM Rear Sway Bar Install - Pics
 
My 2011 3.6R has a new rear sway bar. The install is very easy and it does give the rear of the car a different, more grounded feel. Definitely worth the money. There's a few simple steps:

1. Get the 19mm rear sway bar ($72.57 + $14.67 shipping). It comes with the rubber bushings.
http://dn.funness.net/image/30697.jpeg
http://i53.tinypic.com/295zuvb.jpg

2. Drive the car up a couple of ramps.

3. Remove two 12mm bolts from each side.

http://dn.funness.net/image/30699.jpeghttp://i52.tinypic.com/24gj68p.jpg

4. Remove one 14mm nut from each side.

http://dn.funness.net/image/30700.jpeghttp://i55.tinypic.com/211v6kp.jpg

5. Now that you have it detached just pull the old sway bar out and put in the new one the same way.

todd3.6 11-02-2010 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metal (Post 3152912)
My 2011 3.6R has a new rear sway bar. The install is very easy and it does give the rear of the car a different feel. There's a few simple steps:
1. Get the 19mm rear sway bar ($72.57 + $14.67 shipping). It comes with the rubber bushings.
http://dn.funness.net/image/30697.jpeg
2. Drive the car up a couple of ramps.

3. Remove two 12mm bolts from both sides.

4. Remove one 14mm nut from each side.

http://dn.funness.net/image/30700.jpeg5. Take the old sway bar out and put in the new one the same way.

I figured it would be that easy. I remember from working on my Audi that you are better off using ramps, if the wheels droop from jacking up the car, it makes it harder to disconnect the end links.

Really funny coincidence...
I ordered the same bar on Sunday, it arrives Thursday.
I have to work on Saturday, but maybe I'll work on it that evening. Sunday at the latest.

Edit...
Where's the pics? :-)

nadracer 11-02-2010 07:07 PM

I just go mine. Ordered friday and it came today, yay. Though it'll be two weeks before I'll have the free time to install:spin:

musty_hustla 11-02-2010 09:42 PM

try to get the pics up please.

Magic Marker 11-02-2010 10:29 PM

Mines in my trunk........

bosco 11-02-2010 11:42 PM

so who makes this bar?

Metal 11-03-2010 12:04 AM

Sorry about the pics guys, they were there before I swear. I'll fix it when i get home from work. The bar is made by Subaru, I'd post the link but am unsure of the rules regarding that.

burnout8488 11-03-2010 08:58 AM

Okay, now what is the bar from?

todd3.6 11-03-2010 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bosco (Post 3153263)
so who makes this bar?

It's the Subaru OEM part for the Outback (more glass and weight on the rear of the Outback so they stuck a larger bar underneath).

Just look on SubaruOnlineParts site or follow this link:
https://www.subaruonlineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1267

bosco 11-03-2010 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by todd3.6 (Post 3153631)
It's the Subaru OEM part for the Outback (more glass and weight on the rear of the Outback so they stuck a larger bar underneath).

Just look on SubaruOnlineParts site or follow this link:
https://www.subaruonlineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1267

Thanks

Jsmith 11-03-2010 12:28 PM

For those of you that have installed the 19MM sway bar, how much of a difference does it really make? Can you actually feel the difference or are you just assuming the car feels better because of the upgrade?

Magic Marker 11-03-2010 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jsmith (Post 3153851)
For those of you that have installed the 19MM sway bar, how much of a difference does it really make? Can you actually feel the difference or are you just assuming the car feels better because of the upgrade?

When I had an 08 Impreza, installing a RSB was night and day.

So in my new Legacy, it should improve but won't be as drastic as the Impreza.

Metal 11-03-2010 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by todd3.6 (Post 3153631)
It's the Subaru OEM part for the Outback (more glass and weight on the rear of the Outback so they stuck a larger bar underneath).

Just look on SubaruOnlineParts site or follow this link:
https://www.subaruonlineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1267

The folks over at the subaruoutback forum have been putting this bar in their Outbacks as well. I don't believe it was actually made for the Outback, I've read that it's the 2010 STI 19mm rear sway bar.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jsmith (Post 3153851)
For those of you that have installed the 19MM sway bar, how much of a difference does it really make? Can you actually feel the difference or are you just assuming the car feels better because of the upgrade?

I immediately noticed a difference it's certainly not one of those things where you go "well I think it's better". The back of the car feels much more stable.

-=The Boss=- 11-03-2010 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bosco (Post 3153263)
so who makes this bar?

I do, any questions I can answer for you?

nadracer 11-03-2010 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metal (Post 3153924)
The folks over at the subaruoutback forum have been putting this bar in their Outbacks as well. I don't believe it was actually made for the Outback, I've read that it's the 2010 STI 19mm rear sway bar.

I've been trying to find a cross reference that item for a bit yesterday but I can't find part numbers for any scoobie. Does anyone have a good site that we can see part # and perhaps exploded diagrams:wub:. I'd like to really know if this thing was actually from an STI and which year. The bushings have18 printed on them so I'm suspicious that the bar is 18 not 19mm though I haven't measured the diameter. I've never got bushings one size smaller for any sway bar I've installed and all of them fit tightly.


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