Author Topic: 2016 Subaru Sport: RSB  (Read 224 times)

Offline themanofrod

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2016 Subaru Sport: RSB
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:14:23 PM »
I was curious how much handling difference there are between the 20mm Crosstrek RSB  and 19mm STI RSB.

I have read that the 19mm makes the Impreza more neutral with a slight understeer during initial entry.

Would the 20mm make the car neutral during initial entry without the understeer?



Offline Arani Rey

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Re: 2016 Subaru Sport: RSB
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 04:25:52 AM »
You can make any Subaru understeer depending on your driving method. I have a 2013 WRX with 22mm bars on the front and rear. It is fairly neutral, but it will understeer if you unload up the front tires by accelerating and try to turn sharply. With the right application of braking it will stay neutral, but it's not hard to cause oversteer. I've learned with Subarus that you tend to snap-oversteer and if the car rotates more than a few degrees it will likely continue to spin unless you steer into the slide really quickly.
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Re: 2016 Subaru Sport: RSB
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 07:09:51 AM »
I didn't know Subaru's were known for snap-oversteer. I'll keep the noted.

For the 19mm vs 20mm RSB, I was going with the driver using the same driving method.

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Re: 2016 Subaru Sport: RSB
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 07:14:29 AM »
I really enjoyed my 19mm RSB in my Hatchback.  I had also upgraded my endlinks to Kartboy, so maybe that made more of a difference?  That extra bit more the Crosstrek bar provides might not be bad but either way, I would upgrade the endlinks while you're at it.

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Re: 2016 Subaru Sport: RSB
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 10:39:47 PM »
I haven't done a lot of driving with the 20mm RSB yet; however, I have enjoyed the sharper turn in on my past couple drives.