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Old 02-17-17, 06:00 AM   #1
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Default 2015 STi Sway bars

I'm considering putting front and rear sway bars and end links on my 2015 STi. Before I do I was looking for any opinions on brands that others have used and any pros/cons of doing such a mod. So anyone that has any opinions on the topic I would love to hear a friendly discussion on them!
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Old 02-17-17, 06:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2015 STi Sway bars

It's up to your suspension setup.
If you are still using stock suspension, alignment is the only thing that's needed.
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Old 02-17-17, 09:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2015 STi Sway bars

I have the RCE front and rear sways with the whiteline adjustable links. They made a world of difference for me. My only other suspension mod is a set of yellow RCE springs. The car handles amazing. Initially i had both bars set on full hard and i did not like this because the car would kinda push or plough into corners without really turning. I adjusted the front to the looser setting and now its perfect. I feel that handling is significantly improved. Im also thrilled about the ease of installation and adjustment. Very simple and quick. Ive had cars that were nightmares to get to the bars and it totally turned me off to experinenting with adjustment. Suspension wise the car is now ready for major power upgrades. I cant wait to rocket out of turns like a tarmac rally car. I would highly recomend swaybars. So worth it.

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Old 02-17-17, 10:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2015 STi Sway bars

Why do you need to replace the front sway bar when the stock setup is so understeer? Just get a rear 25mm sway bar and endlinks.
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Why do you need to replace the front sway bar when the stock setup is so understeer? Just get a rear 25mm sway bar and endlinks.
25mm is too thick, which would create unnecessary oversteer.
A -2.0 front camber will definitely fix "factory under".
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Why do you need to replace the front sway bar when the stock setup is so understeer? Just get a rear 25mm sway bar and endlinks.


I don't "need" to replace anything. I just wanted to create a topic for the forums opinions on sway bars. It's the next mod I'm seriously considering and I was just curious on others who have done it. I think my car handles phenomenal in stock form but why not tweak it a little and make it that much better you know?
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I have the RCE front and rear sways with the whiteline adjustable links. They made a world of difference for me. My only other suspension mod is a set of yellow RCE springs. The car handles amazing. Initially i had both bars set on full hard and i did not like this because the car would kinda push or plough into corners without really turning. I adjusted the front to the looser setting and now its perfect. I feel that handling is significantly improved. Im also thrilled about the ease of installation and adjustment. Very simple and quick. Ive had cars that were nightmares to get to the bars and it totally turned me off to experinenting with adjustment. Suspension wise the car is now ready for major power upgrades. I cant wait to rocket out of turns like a tarmac rally car. I would highly recomend swaybars. So worth it.


So you're still running full hard on the rear then?


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Default Re: 2015 STi Sway bars

Whiteline adjustable sway bars.
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Default Re: 2015 STi Sway bars

Yes, still full hard on the rear bar. The car feels amazing now, just a little underpowered on corner exit. Power wise my car is basic stage 2 setup, nothing fancy, but makes excellent power improvement over stock. The suspension is feels so planted now that I am yearning for an extra 100 HP/100FtLbs minimum gain to really utilize the extra grip. I had an extensively modified 2005 STI that was the funnest thrill ride when blasting out of corners and im hoping that my 2017 will be just as much fun once the power is there. I feel the suspension is about as good as it can get with stock shocks/struts. Would like to play with alignment settings a little bit too but i have no competent suspension shop in my area.
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Old 02-17-17, 08:42 PM   #10
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what size do you have?
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