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My mate has the same model Outback as you and it is a great car for offroad touring. He has removed both swaybars. The differences both off and on road are noticeable. The front disconnected gained more then the rear disconnected, but we never actually measured the difference ourselves. Offroad it's very obvious that the Forester has more travel then the Outback. Probably easier if you measure for yourself. That's how I got the figures for my SG Forester.

1. Drive your car up some ramps or up somewhere that you can lift one wheel off the ground.
2. Measure the distance from the centre of your wheel to the wheel arch on both sides.

3. Large distance subtract small distance give you the wheel travel.
4. Drive car off ramps and disconnect the swaybar.
5. Repeat experiment.

Then you will have wheel travel with and without swaybar. Plus you will have seen the difference for yourself and can go for a test drive to see if you can live with the handling.
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Originally Posted by Red XS View Post
On a stock SG Forester you gain 35mm travel from disconnecting the rear and 56mm travel from disconnecting the front. .
Has anyone attempted this kind of modification on an SH?
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