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Default Swaybar Quick Disconnects

Want better articulation offroad but don't want to loose your onroad handling then quick disconnects are an option for you!
They replace the bolts that connect your swaybars to your end links. In a Subaru articulation is very limited but when you disconnect or remove your swaybars you can get any one wheel amlost out of the complete wheel arch. This is almost double compared to when they are attached.

I found the idea over at Subaruforester.org and thought I should give it a shot and see how much it actually helps. Well its well worth it.
I didnt want to completely remove my swaybars due to it being illegal in Australia, scares the hell out of you driving onroad, there is alot higher chance of your vehicle rolling when you have to swerve all of a sudden and if you have comprehensive insurance they may not pay you out if your vehicle is in a accident with no swaybars.

It cost me about $30 to put this little kit together. I have been using the rear quick disconnects for about 2months now and not an issue. Only installed the front ones yesterday. I have found that a pair of pliers are handy to pull the R clips out sometimes.

The kit consists of
: x4 3/8" by 2" long Clevis Pins (I had to get these from a bolt specialist)
: a pack of 4mm R Clips
: a pack of 3/8" washers

Here is the front.






The rear





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Great write up taza
I must have a go at this I've been meaning to do it for a while, but never seem to get around to doing it

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Thanks Damian, I appreciate it.
Yeah I know what you mean I need to get around to doing my rear diff breather but I can't seem to find the spare time.

Its worth doing it, makes a huge difference!
I just realised from the pics too how dirty the underside of Lisa was. Just got back inside from washing her and her belly

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good job
I did one for the SG Foresters here, which require aftermarket endlinks.
http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread...hlight=swaybar

just be careful with the length of the R clip. I found mine were scrubbing that hose directly above it so I trimmed them down.
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good job
I did one for the SG Foresters here, which require aftermarket endlinks.
http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread...hlight=swaybar

just be careful with the length of the R clip. I found mine were scrubbing that hose directly above it so I trimmed them down.
I thought I had seen another West Aussie do it on an SG, just couldnt remember where I saw it. You had to replace your end links too didnt you?

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Nice work Taza. Thanks for posting that. Pics are very helpful.

The diff breather job is not too hard: I managed it with some encouragement from folks on here. One tip though: drop the exhaust off its hangers: it will allow you to drop the diff further.
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Question:

Does this mod affect wheel alignment?

I am keen on the mod, but having just spent a stack on wheel alignment and new front rubber, I am not keen on stuffing it up.
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No it has no effect on your wheel alignment. But if you hit a rock or stump fast and put it out then that will of happened whether you had them connected or not.
Its worth it, helps dramatically offroad and only takes about 1min to disconnect. I just keep a pair of plyers with me to pull the R-clips out sometimes

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That is actually quite brilliantly simple. And you only need one on each end of the car I suppose.

How hard are they to get back in, like to align it all up?
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^ very easy to get back in. It probably takes me about 1-1.30mins to get each one back in. just make sure your on level ground otherwise you wont get them back in. if you only have one side connected and one side disconnected the sway bar will bash things so I disconnect all 4 if im going to do it.

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