Around town I had been speeding at turns on the highway and on one of those I manage to snap the rear left sway bar bushing bracket. The reason I found out I had an issue was because the sway bar was rattling on the exhaust, anytime I hit a bump it would knock. Anyone that owns these wrxs knows how much a pain in the ass it is to find these damm brackets. On top of that the car is 17 years old. I had gone to every main chain of car stores and none of them had it. I figure I would go to the junk yard or the dealer. But then I decided to googled it and found these. I had also found a couple forums with people having the same issue because subaru designed these brackets poorly. They are inserted on one side and bolted on the other, causing them to warp and break off. Buying there were the Best decision of my life.
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
No it’s not and it wownt be the last. I have purchased from them before , a cold air intake some engine shrouds and these stout mounts. I know how great quality this manufacturer makes so when I saw these I didn’t hesitate to get them. I didn’t consider any other brands because frankly no one else makes these.
Was it easy to install? Any installation tips that will help others?
Installation was a bitch. The left hand side was fine. I jacked the car and did it myself, with a simple craftsman set. The right was a pain. On the wagon the funnel for the gas tank is in the way and I couldn’t reach a bolt to remove the original bracket. Even at a 90 degree angle I couldn’t remove it. I asked a friend with car expertise and he lifted my car. He proceeded to remove the wheel, then removed the inside wheel molding, exposing the gas tank funnel. He then lossend the gas tank funnel giving enough slack to insert the wrench, but not enough force to break the pipe. We removed the old bracket and installed the new one. It took about one hour. There is also a black box that is attacked to the rear of the car called the vapor canister. Be very careful when working around it, it regulates the gas emissions. My friend told me not to tamper or mess with.
Once you've had a chance to use the product, did it meet your expectations?
I think this is the best investment I have purchased. Not only did it fix my problem it is really well made. It came with all the parts I needed including new bushings and brackets. It is nice and sturdy and it removes my oem bushing clamps which are a pain to find and replaces them with universal ones I can get at any auto store. On top of that, if I were to upgrade my sway bars, perrin makes bushing brackets that fit these stout mounts from 19” to 25”, so I just switch the brackets to any size I need and not worry about fitment.