Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

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Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by nortonjefferson » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:41 am

Hey this is for anyone who has squeezed a whiteline 22mm adjustable N/A fsb into their legacy. I'm doing this currently to my 93 l wagon and I am just having a hell of a time getting the new sway bar to fit past the headers, I've tried putting it through the driver side, passenger side. My suspension is in a neutral position(not sagging down its under load), the jack plate is all the way off, the passenger side header shroud is off and I still don't have the wiggle room I need! I really really don't want to drop my headers and I believe it's possible to do this without dropping them. I just want to know of any of you seasoned legacy mechanics have any tips or tricks for me? I am very mechanically inclined but this one has me struggling! Thankyou in advance!
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Re: Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by rallyak » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:12 am

I pulled my el header to install mine. When I installed my sisters fsb, just a factory one, I believe I dropped her exhaust also.
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Re: Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by nortonjefferson » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:25 am

rallyak wrote:I pulled my el header to install mine. When I installed my sisters fsb, just a factory one, I believe I dropped her exhaust also.
That might just be the easiest way at this point I think haha
Thanks for your input
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Re: Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by Pntaste4evr99 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:29 am

Yup just drop the headers. Quick and easy on a NA and new gaskets are like $10
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Re: Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by TurnNburn » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:26 pm

I was using the 22mm non adjustable bar so I don't know about dimension differences but I did have to unbolt the manifold from the heads (did not unbolt from the rest of the exhaust). And I was able to slide it in then.
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Re: Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by nortonjefferson » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:42 pm

Thankyou everyone for your help! I did just unbolt the headers (not all the way just to the end of the studs) and the bar fit right through! What a difference, I'm smiling through all the corners now. Next up rear swaybar conversion!
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Re: Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by WRXish » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:05 pm

ok guys I need help here...I want to get 22mm bars front and rear for my 91 legacy l non turbo awd wagon, but the goofs at whiteline cant figure out what to sell me, and I need part numbers...can anyone help me out please....need to do bars at both ends.

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Re: Whiteline 22mm FRONT swaybar fitment issue

Post by nortonjefferson » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:37 pm

WRXish wrote:ok guys I need help here...I want to get 22mm bars front and rear for my 91 legacy l non turbo awd wagon, but the goofs at whiteline cant figure out what to sell me, and I need part numbers...can anyone help me out please....need to do bars at both ends.
The part number for the front bar i used is BSF19XZ. I still have not aquired a rear bar or looked into it too deep so i am of no help there. Weird that whiteline couldnt throw you some part numbers, i swear ive read threads on here where they are able to help other first gen owners find the right bar. I dont see how your scenario is any different! hahah anyways hope that helps. nasioc might be a good aid, look for people throwing rear sways on their ~93 imprezas.
White 1993 L Wagon AWD 5MT-Suspension upgrades Daily/Backroads Slayer 361xxx miles
White 1991 L sedan AWD 5MT-(Robtune 550 DOHC Ej22t swap coming together) 187xxx miles
Black 2005 LGT 5MT-Ej20x swapped daily running uel/vf40 setup for now..

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