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Old 02-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Wagon vs Sedan strut bars

So I have been looking for strut bars, I have found many styles and manufactures, however they all have a similar stock photo yet some say will not fit wagon and others say it will. Is there really that much of a difference between them on both front and rear strut towers? Last I checked they are built on the same platform with just a wagon rear 1/4 and some minor mounting changes of body pannels(fenders/bumpers)

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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I'd assume the fronts are exactly the same but the rears may be designed differently. Those quick release rear wagon bars are dope
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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I have an ebay rear bar in my wagon, fits fine.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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I bought a bar that claimed to only fit sedans and voila! it fit my wagon perfectly... My only suggestion is try to find a bar that doesn't dip down (see below. not my car btw)


I know somebody makes one that goes straight across, it makes it a lot easier to load stuff in your cargo area without always having to remove the bar. Quick realease or not, I hate having to pull out my bar every time I go BMXing. Though a bike rack could help my specific problem.lol.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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I bought a bar that claimed to only fit sedans and voila! it fit my wagon perfectly... My only suggestion is try to find a bar that doesn't dip down (see below. not my car btw)
yeah....those are the wagon bars.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:24 AM   #6
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I sorta figured the wagons and sedans had the same mounts. Im cheap and the bars I want that say sedan only are 30 less then the ones that say will fit wagons.

Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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Doesn't matter if they're more expensive, very much worth it, a must have.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #8
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yeah....those are the wagon bars.
Ha. I'm retarded...
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:00 PM   #9
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I have a Whiteline rear quick release bar. very easy to get in and out when need be.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:02 PM   #10
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You can buy the quick releases separately from a bike shop.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #11
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You can buy the quick releases separately from a bike shop.
The Whiteline's are beefier, the thickest bicycle quick releases I could find are 8mm and I believe the Whiteline's are 10 or 12mm. I still went with the bike ones since I needed them asap.
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Ha. I'm retarded...
Sedan bars have the dip to fit into the trunk space since they can't just go straight across.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #13
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Sedan bars have the dip to fit into the trunk space since they can't just go straight across.
Really? I honestly thought it was more complicated than that. Shows what I know...not much.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:45 PM   #14
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I have yet to find a non sedan bar that is straight across. Im not too worried about the dip however, and I like the idea of a quick release option, did you just replace the bolts with pins I assume? (like hood pins)
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:26 AM   #15
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I have a Whiteline rear quick release bar. very easy to get in and out when need be.
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You can buy the quick releases separately from a bike shop.
My $5 Ace quick release Its called a cleaver pin that goes through the bar. I had to drill out the part that mounts to the strut a little to get it to fit in the hole as the pin is thicker than the bolt it came with. I later made it into what you see by adding some lanyards i had laying around and again ace came in handy with the plastic spacers that made it not rattle. All and all....i love it and the fact its under $6 is awesome!


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Old 02-20-2013, 04:43 AM   #16
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^^^^^ Very smart.

Going to have to do this. I wish I had thought of that.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #17
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I have yet to find a non sedan bar that is straight across. Im not too worried about the dip however, and I like the idea of a quick release option, did you just replace the bolts with pins I assume? (like hood pins)
The whiteline wagon bar is straight. http://www.importimageracing.com/whi...wrx-wagon.html
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #18
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I like that bar...but not that price... adjustable or not its a metal bar, designed to create a stiffer chasis.. Im not going to like the dip down bar I got but then again...I got a welder, I can flip them and reweld :-)
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