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Unread 5th July 2017, 06:35 PM
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Default Longer Front/Rear Swaybar Endlinks for a 2"L BP Outback

Hi,

I'm wondering whether I could find a, preferably OEM, slightly longer front and rear swaybar end links for my soon to be 2" Lifted Gen3/BP 2007 Outback

http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_..._number=W23180
http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_..._number=KLC139

I found these two, but not sure how they would be, the front one is definitely too expensive for just +5mm

I wonder how regular OEM end-links would perform with an 2" lift, since I'm going to replace them anyway, I thought I could get better fitting ones for the lift

Basically, looking for a no-hassle kit, if it exists

(The question is coming from a newbie, my first car, never before dived this deep into car mechanics)
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Going at it blindly, I guess I would purchase these 2:

Amazon Amazon (this one looks longer enough than the OEM one)
Amazon.com: Whiteline W23180 Heavy Duty Sway Bar... Amazon.com: Whiteline W23180 Heavy Duty Sway Bar... (this one needs to be cut)

Asked Whiteline whether they have any suggestions themselves

For reference, the OEM ones:
https://partsouq.com/en/search/all?q=20470SA000
https://partsouq.com/en/search/all?q=20470AE001
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Whiteline and Nolathane are owned by the same company. Generally you will find Nolathane to be cheaper. Nolathane make universal links that will suit.
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Can you direct me to the Nolathane alternatives, I've searched around for a bit, yet, all I could find was this: https://nolathane.co.uk/sway-bar-lin...ly-rev006-0006 (only sway bar link on the .co.uk website)

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just go for some universal adjustable ones.

No need for whiteline $$

http://www.roadrunneroffroad.com.au/...ton-MQ-MK.html
http://roadsafe.com.au/wp-content/up..._bar_links.pdf

search for 'universable adjustable end links' and you should be able to find something.
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Mmm, perfect, thank you!

In the OEM ones, the 2 sides of the rear end links are facing the same way, while the front ones are facing different ways, since these universal ones just swing along the rod, I assume I can create both alignments - correct me please If I'm wrong

Edit: By the way, I wonder if these 24 AUD ones are solo, if so, it's 48 AUD vs 55 USD Whiteline's, expensive, but tolerable (Since Amazon handles customs flawlessly, it's easier to buy from Amazon, the shipping cost is also lower)
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what about front sway bar links for outback 2001? do we have some longer ones that fits or adjustable ones ? after lift they seams as they always on tension and they kinda always bending to one side because of lift.
rear disconnected because its gives weird feeling ,and i like now better without them. but front i wouldn't dare to disconnect.
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With SubieLiftOZ's lift, the rear dynamics are preserved, so there was no need to use the secondary adjustable endlinks I bought

With front, this is a key information, while the lift is +5cm, the ideal increase in height seems to be around +2cm - so measure the front endlink height, and don't increase it equal to the height of the lift, increase it 50% of the lift height at most

Otherwise, the swaybar hits the control arms

If I had to do it all over again, I would keep the front endlinks stock too

For an 2007 BP/H6 Outback, the rear swaybar is thin and flexible, which I enjoyed, as I tend to like a more low speed and flexible riding experience

Unlike you, I ended up removing the front swaybar altogether, at my riding speeds and my riding style, I couldn't notice any ill effects but it seemingly improved my riding dynamics, I can make more sharper turns, and in my opinion, small bumps and imperfections on the road affect the drive less

By the way, this was the endlinks I bought: Amazon Amazon - I used them without fastening them - my suggestion is to start high, and cut your way down to an ideal length, if I remember correctly, the default endlinks height was 5cm, I added the 5cm lift and tried 10cm, but it didn't work as I mentioned, ~7-7.5cm was ideal if I remember correctly
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cool so you removed both sway bars and car did not become dangerous or anything bad ? did you changed shocks or springs ?

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No modifications, just renewed suspension parts

It definitely increases danger, no arguments about that - Assume you reach 200km/h with your family, a swaybar could be the difference between getting them all killed and barely avoiding a dangerous situation

But, for my driving, which is basically sprinting to 120km/h at most and cruising at that speed alone, I would say, as far as I feel, it makes things much much better for me - and even without the swaybar, I'm sure it's a safer car than most the cars on the road

I got the front removed to test, my mechanic kept the rear as it's flexible/thin, and indeed just the removal of the fronts was enough for me, never tested removing the rears and I will probably keep them as they don't disturb me

The car was understeering, it's gone now, so at low speeds it's definitely a better ride for me, might even be safer too, as understeer at low/mid speeds is a dangerous thing too

But like I said, attempt it at your own risk
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