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    So I just bought a 1999 outback again . and after I do the head gaskets again and get it on the road I want to do something to tighten up the body roll on it. My big question is where can I find a nice set of white line sway bars and bushings (link would be nice) and what else can i do to tighten up my ride without spending a lot on suspension?
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    Tribeca front sway bar is a cheap upgrade but you would need a bigger rear sway bar for the rear to balance it out. You can also upgrade the sway bar bushing and endlinks if your on a budget. Ebay wrx rear strut bar is also inexpensive upgrade.

    I got my tribeca fsb online (dealership from WA i think) for $60 shipped. I think someone here found it cheaper somewhere

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    Re: handling upgrades?

    would a sti sway bar fit if so what would be a better upgrade and whiteline sway bar made for my car or an sti sway bar or even an aftermarket sway bar for an sti? and would an h brace fit on my car?

    http://www.amazon.com/02-07-Subaru-Impr ... sti+struts
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    The rear strut bar from and 02-07 wrx wagon will work. I have one on my car. For the front you would need one from 97-01 Impreza. My friend, Rubie_25GT has one on his car.
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    do you notice an upgrade in handling once you put that on or is that one of those "just for looks things"
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    ^I'm pretty sure I did on mine. It was very slight, but noticeable. I think because the wagon makes room for luggage space instead of body bracing. It makes sense to me.

    For Whiteline stuff, I've dealt with "neverenoughauto" on ebay. I was accidentally shipped a subaru FSB instead of the RSB I ordered, but they were awesome about correcting the issue. After I contacted them, they sent the correct RSB I ordered plus a prepaid shipping sticker to put on the other incorrect FSB. No other problems with them, and honestly I recommend them because of how well they handled the situation, very professional.

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    Re: handling upgrades?

    I bought a $30 rear strut bar and I think it made the back a little more rigid. I think its a little more composed in corners now.
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    Quote Originally Posted by subarunut
    So I just bought a 1999 outback again . and after I do the head gaskets again and get it on the road I want to do something to tighten up the body roll on it. My big question is where can I find a nice set of white line sway bars and bushings (link would be nice) and what else can i do to tighten up my ride without spending a lot on suspension?
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    Get front and read endlinks, 20 or 22mm rear sway, sub-frame locking bolts and then an alignment and tell us what else you think it needs.
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    I noticed a bigger improvement from upgrading the endlinks than I did from the strut bar.
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    Does anyone have a link to any of these items?
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    Front endlinks- http://www.buyhardrace.com/product/hard ... gd_83.html

    Someone else did this:
    I'm going to put this in here.

    How-To- Cheap REAR Endlink Upgrade for 1st/2nd Gen Legacies
    I bought FRONT ENDLINKS for a 2005 AUDI A4 QUATTRO 2.0L L4 Turbocharged
    Part #ADM614 (AD-M614)
    part #ADM612 (AD-M612)

    these are solid aluminum and cost $34.11 NEW w/new hardware.
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    ^yeah!

    those do work very well!

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    Re: handling upgrades?

    Hardrace does not have these Endlinks available anymore http://www.buyhardrace.com/product/hard ... gd_75.html I bought them via Pay-Pal and got a refund so everyone knows. Now,who knows of another parts distributor that has rear endlinks that are fairly priced and have a good rep. Whiteline's are $125 which is a little too steep............
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    These were the ones I ordered on rockauto:

    ÜRO PARTS 8E0411318 (8E0 411 318) Stabilizer Bar Link $ 13.22
    ÜRO PARTS 8E0411317 (8E0 411 317) Stabilizer Bar Link $ 13.22

    They're aluminum endlinks with pillowball bushings. The top part of the endlink is threaded (M10x1.25 IIRC) and the bottom is open to run a bolt through (obviously it needs to be to connect to the lateral links. About $40 shipped for a pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98legwag
    Front endlinks- http://www.buyhardrace.com/product/hard ... gd_83.html

    Someone else did this:
    I'm going to put this in here.

    How-To- Cheap REAR Endlink Upgrade for 1st/2nd Gen Legacies
    I bought FRONT ENDLINKS for a 2005 AUDI A4 QUATTRO 2.0L L4 Turbocharged
    Part #ADM614 (AD-M614)
    part #ADM612 (AD-M612)

    these are solid aluminum and cost $34.11 NEW w/new hardware.
    Would these fit in GC or GD?
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    GC for sure

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    Re: handling upgrades?

    The front ones I got are from a GC.
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    Rockauto show both are rear links, where's the front link?

    Part #ADM614 (AD-M614)
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    Re: handling upgrades?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odycee
    Quote Originally Posted by 98legwag
    Front endlinks- http://www.buyhardrace.com/product/hard ... gd_83.html

    Someone else did this:
    I'm going to put this in here.

    How-To- Cheap REAR Endlink Upgrade for 1st/2nd Gen Legacies
    I bought FRONT ENDLINKS for a 2005 AUDI A4 QUATTRO 2.0L L4 Turbocharged
    Part #ADM614 (AD-M614)
    part #ADM612 (AD-M612)

    these are solid aluminum and cost $34.11 NEW w/new hardware.
    Would these fit in GC or GD?
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    How did I missed that? I guess I'm illiterate LOL!
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    Its all good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98legwag View Post
    Front endlinks- http://www.buyhardrace.com/product/hard ... gd_83.html

    Someone else did this:
    I'm going to put this in here.

    How-To- Cheap REAR Endlink Upgrade for 1st/2nd Gen Legacies
    I bought FRONT ENDLINKS for a 2005 AUDI A4 QUATTRO 2.0L L4 Turbocharged
    Part #ADM614 (AD-M614)
    part #ADM612 (AD-M612)

    these are solid aluminum and cost $34.11 NEW w/new hardware.
    How are the Hardrace ones holding up?
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    Getting a new set of shocks will improve handling also. My car has Bilstein's that I got from 4wheelonline. The ride is more controlled now.

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