Subaru WRX Econo Suspension! Part 1

Next, the OEM sway bar end links were removed from the front lower control arms.

Then the sway bar brackets were removed from the chassis.

To remove the front sway bar the front u-shaped cross member had to be removed.   This comes off fairly easily with just the removal of several bolts.

With the cross member out the sway bar comes right out as well.

You can see how the 4mm thicker Whiteline bar is considerably beefier than stock.


  1. Love the site and asked a question in the past Mike was nice enough to answer. It was actually related to the topic and this one isn’t so I hope you don’t mind. I have a 2018 Civic Type R that needs some new front ball joints. Seems OEM or Spoon ( is the only option. Being my car is still stock ride height would the spoon ones have a negative effect on suspension geometry since they’re meant to fix the issue when lowering a car? Should I just go OEM instead of trying to needlessly upgrade? I was hoping the Spoon ones might be bit more durable as after 12k miles and 15 or so track days my OEMs are already shot (clunking)

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Didn’t know the OEM links were adjustable. We normally go with MOOG ones so they be lubed. The old plastic OEM ones were horrid.

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