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    Corksport rear sway bar at maximum setting, at work.

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    So you are 3-wheel drive around corners now?

    Can someone explain this to a noob like me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    Corksport rear sway bar at maximum setting, at work.
    How's the ride with that? I had one on my old Forester, and it really flattened out the corners, and hardly affected the ride at all. I kept mine on the intermediate setting. I loved it, except it tore one of the mounting brackets right off the axle! A little weld fixed that right up.

    Best mod for handling, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    So you are 3-wheel drive around corners now?

    Can someone explain this to a noob like me?
    No, it just keeps the body roll down. The photo looks odd because he posed it like that to demonstrate how strong the anti-sway action is. Impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    How's the ride with that? I had one on my old Forester, and it really flattened out the corners, and hardly affected the ride at all. I kept mine on the intermediate setting. I loved it, except it tore one of the mounting brackets right off the axle! A little weld fixed that right up.

    Best mod for handling, IMO.
    Is it common for the mounting bracket to get torn with a rear sway bar? I'm looking to getting one and am concerned about this happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    I loved it, except it tore one of the mounting brackets right off the axle! A little weld fixed that right up.

    Best mod for handling, IMO.
    That sounds frightening, though modding to improve cornering sounds like something I'd be interested in.
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    I have been using mine for years now, with CS springs and I did not have any issues yet. It is set, at the stiffest setting(there are two settings only).
    My car, feels like a go-kart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdqdang View Post
    Is it common for the mounting bracket to get torn with a rear sway bar? I'm looking to getting one and am concerned about this happening.
    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    That sounds frightening, though modding to improve cornering sounds like something I'd be interested in.
    I figured it was just Subaru engineering to the minimum. The stock sway bar was about 1/2" diameter, and the Cork was closer to an inch, so it put a lot more stress on the bracket. It was no big deal when it tore off-- it was REALLY obvious that the rear end got loose. And it just got loose, not crazy or anything. It would have been dangerous only if I was racing and it happened in a curve at speed. And it was a simple weld to put it right. It didn't break anything, just popped the crummy spot weld Subaru used to attach the bracket. That happened on the back. The front brackets held up fine.

    CD, you would love it.

    EDIT: [Don't be confused by this discussion of anti-sway bars being in a thread titled strut bar. They are entirely different things.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post
    I figured it was just Subaru engineering to the minimum. The stock sway bar was about 1/2" diameter, and the Cork was closer to an inch, so it put a lot more stress on the bracket. It was no big deal when it tore off-- it was REALLY obvious that the rear end got loose. And it just got loose, not crazy or anything. It would have been dangerous only if I was racing and it happened in a curve at speed. And it was a simple weld to put it right. It didn't break anything, just popped the crummy spot weld Subaru used to attach the bracket. That happened on the back. The front brackets held up fine.

    CD, you would love it.

    EDIT: [Don't be confused by this discussion of anti-sway bars being in a thread titled strut bar. They are entirely different things.]
    Thanks for your response. Do you recommend any aftermarket bracket that could support a larger diameter sway bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdqdang View Post
    Thanks for your response. Do you recommend any aftermarket bracket that could support a larger diameter sway bar?
    The bracket was OK. It was just spot welded to the axle, and that weld failed. I had the bracket fully welded to the axle and had no further problems.

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