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Old 06-19-2011, 01:33 AM   #19
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2002 04STi Swaped RS
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Originally Posted by Homemade WRX View Post
looks good!!

I'm just curious if there's a reason you didn't do a lower 'X' or 'V' (though less twist resistant than X) brace?
Was it to save a little bit of room between the strut towers?

The 'x' would resist twisting in the same manor as this. This just makes two 'H' shapes between the C and D pillar which does nothing but put the aluminum section into torsion/twist short of adding another bar to help limit the towers flexing towards one another. Likewise you'd have the same with the X (the torsion/twist) but now it anchors between the strut towers with a broader 'x' and fewer parts.

Just spitting the first thing I noticed.

Still like the work
You mean like this.....?!? An its not aluminum its 7/8" DOM steel tube with .083 thick wall

Well after about 18 hours of fab work-running back and forth to Lowes and other places along with modifying the new tubing notcher all that is left to do now is pull everything out and clean up the welds and edges.

Already I can feel the difference in rear suspension response and rigidity on the 5 mile drive home from the shop.....cant wait the give it a good thrashing to see if there are any problems or odd noises.

wrxracer519 I'll be starting on yours Monday, now that I have all the figuring and drill press setup worked out, it should only take 8+ hours to make another one. Also I need to buy a welding blanket so I dont leave welding splatter melts all over your interior carpet when I install the rear mounts.
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Last edited by dangerousatom; 06-19-2011 at 01:38 AM.
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