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4A Play
10-06-2016, 07:05 PM
Im blessed to have several foreign car junkyards local to me that are pretty well stocked with vws, volvo, audis of all years. Any sway bars considered an upgrade over factory? Can I just measure length and sway bar width off any car and swap into my 01 if I replace the bushings?

Not paying $200 each for eibach when they are $10 each at the yard.

Bordom
10-06-2016, 07:57 PM
Sport package cars have the S4 sway bars, so look for those. You can also use Subaru sway bar end links in the front. They're half the price of a performance aftermarket one

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4A Play
10-07-2016, 03:48 AM
Thank you sir! how can i differentiate sport package from non? 3 spoke wheel with volume control buttons?

Which model subaru end links? ordering now.

czum09
10-07-2016, 04:41 AM
02-07 Wrx end links will fit the front, aftermarket like whiteline. Rear end links can be upgraded to Meyle HD.

Bordom
10-07-2016, 10:01 AM
Thank you sir! how can i differentiate sport package from non? 3 spoke wheel with volume control buttons?

Which model subaru end links? ordering now.
Look at a scrapper and search the cars for red struts. The sport steering wheels aren't an indication of sport package, because the steering wheel is it's own $150 option back in the day

02-07 Wrx end links will fit the front, aftermarket like whiteline. Rear end links can be upgraded to Meyle HD.
What this man said

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clause$
10-07-2016, 11:35 AM
Go big or go home. 034 vs sport sway bar.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161007/e85953a72b5326ac51e460a9a1ee5487.jpg

Davdraco1
10-07-2016, 12:44 PM
X2 on 034 rear with reinforcement brackets. Most track cars use a non sport A4 front sway with a large rear, i.e. The 034 one. I have that set up with Mahle HD rear end links and I love the set up. Just autoX'd the car last weekend and didn't feel any understeer. Did 3 laps dry and didn't get any and 3 lap wet and had the rear come out a little. This was my first autoX too. Hope this helps.

czum09
10-07-2016, 01:27 PM
That 034 bar is awesome. I NEED it.

clause$
10-07-2016, 01:36 PM
My car has zero understeer now on the stiffest setting. You have to be careful though because the rear end will come around the second you push it too far.

4A Play
10-07-2016, 01:49 PM
So if I bought my car used, with coilovers, how would I know if it had sport sway bars? Circumference measurement? Please don't tell me mm. I won't have a caliper in the junkyard lol

4A Play
10-07-2016, 01:53 PM
I need more details on this stuff. I can weld pretty good and have made adjustable toe bars/ camber plates before.

If I could get some clear pics and measurements I could fab up some stuff.

So if I can find a truck sway bar set with eyelet to eyelet the same as an a4 factory bar, any thickness over factory is an upgrade?

Davdraco1
10-07-2016, 03:01 PM
The 034 is 25.4 mm. 1 in. The nuespeed is 19 mm I think.

czum09
10-07-2016, 04:46 PM
I have a front sport sway bar I will sell, if you need it.

Davdraco1
10-07-2016, 06:19 PM
Run a stock front. A stiffer front will cause more understeer

Turbo_B5
10-07-2016, 06:42 PM
Go get an 034 rear sway bar, you wont be dissapointed. The resale value is always there as they are super high demand.


I had abunch of understeer autox n with 034 rsb. lol. I think this run my tire pressure was too high for the super hot weather/pavement. I did drift it afew times though dry pavement. Davd you on k03/stock suspention?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SbjzEbGzQw

Davdraco1
10-07-2016, 07:39 PM
Yea, stock suspenssion with kompresd stage 2. Just the RSB. Tire pressure was set at 40psi, way to high. It was my first autoX ever. Learned a lot last weekend. Might be running this Sunday. It should be dry and I'm going to have the tires around 30-32. Just watched your video. Looks great man.