DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

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DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby Age » Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:42 pm

These are nix pics, full credit to him :D
There's not much difference between the other diy and this one, just that MY01 onwards have a 12mm nut and bolt on the bushe bracket. This is a very easy Mod to do. Just get under the rear of the car, ya don't need to jack up the car (unless ya don't fit under it :P )
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Undo these 12mm bolt and 12mm nut (drivers side)
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Undo these 12mm bolt and 12mm nut (passenger side)
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Undo this 14mm nut and bolt (drivers side)
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Undo this 14mm nut and bolt (passenger side)
Once you have undone everything, side,twist and play with the sway bar till you remove it from the car. There's no easy way to tell ya how to get the bar out, but it WILL come out :D
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Heres the difference between the bars :D
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Then "lube" up the new bushes with the goo provided. Put lots on :wink:
Reinstall the new bar they opposite way ya got the old bar out (if ya remember). Reinstall the bushes and bushes bracket, the 12mm nut and bolts, and the 14mm nuts and bolts. The tighten them all up and go for a FUN drive :D :D

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Postby CRiGGz » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:11 am

Awrx. i did the install of my rear swaybar today and i found that the stock bush bracket on the MY01 was the same as the MY00 and before?? it didnt have the nut and bolt on it only the one bolt... just thought i would add that into this post mate.

it may only be MY02 onwards that is like this..

another thing i did the Heavy duty mounts and links as well and for the right hand side mount there is one bolt that is a little hard to get to as the fuel filler gets in the road.. lots of small turns involved :S hehehe
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Postby Nickh » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:54 am

Just did mine today.

Only thing I have to add is that removing the rear muffler section made the job much quicker and easier.
As I don't have the luxury of pits or decent jacks & stands, it was crawl under the car time. Without the muffler in the way, the LHS was dead easy and removal wasn't an issue

Other thing to note is that the nut/bolt connecting the link to the bar is bloody tight. Definately a job for 2 ring spanners (or 1 ring and a socket). Don't use an open ended for both the sake of the nut and your hands.

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Re: DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby joffa711 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:12 pm

Quick question, Can you do this by yourself?
I'm just about to do the rear sway bar and the links on mine. I know it sounds easy and looks easy.
Just don't wanna end up getting stuck.
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Re: DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby mikes » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:21 pm

Yes its quite easy to do just make sure you have the required tools at hand
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Re: DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby bugsylove » Tue May 11, 2010 3:26 pm

I have been advised to have the wheels of the ground when installing the swaybars is this correct?
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Re: DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby Callahan » Tue May 11, 2010 9:56 pm

Either that or more preferably on level ground/ramps etc. The main thing is they are evenly loaded/level etc.

I've only ever done them on ramps or level ground. Even then you sometimes find it easiest to ever so slightly jack one side a bit if needed to help line up the last linkage bolt. It is otherwise extremely easy. The linkage bolts need to be TIGHT & rechecked after a short while too. They LOVE to come loose.
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Re: DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby joffa711 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:12 pm

I did mine on the level ground, It took me around 1.5 - 2hrs.
It was a p.i.t.a just trying to get under the car and in the right position, would of been a lot easier with ramps.
Overall it was a very easy job.
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Re: DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby fish5 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:50 pm

Still wondering why.
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DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby L1TEW8 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:55 pm

Gonna give this a go soon anyone know if it's the same on an 07 Wrx?
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DIY - Rear sway bar fitting (56k warning) MY01-onwards only

Postby L1TEW8 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:02 pm

Are the bolts ment to be torqued up to a particular setting?
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