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Old 10-20-2001, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default Rear Strut Tower Bar for Legacy GT

Hey Guys,

Is there anyone here knows where to get rear tower bar?

Thanks in Advance.
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Old 10-20-2001, 04:40 AM   #2
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got my Cusco at ISR: www.autocaresubaru.com

you can also check www.spomotorsports.com, www.cobbtuning.com to name a few.
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Old 10-20-2001, 09:18 AM   #3
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GTkrockett - Do you have a sedan or a wagon? If it's a sedan, how difficult was the install? I've been thinking of picking up a rear bar for my baby, just curious what I'd be getting myself into.

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Old 10-20-2001, 04:00 PM   #4
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Pat - It's not too bad. If you installed your coil-overs yourself, it'll be quite simple to do the rear bar on the sedan.
IIRC, most bars, you'll have to cut part of the trunk liner by the rear strut towers. Just use an exacto knife and it'll be easy. You'll have to dissasemble the bar, install the end plates first.
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Old 10-20-2001, 05:42 PM   #5
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That's kinda what I figured, now I just need to shop around for a decent brace.

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Old 10-20-2001, 08:42 PM   #6
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the only easily obtainable ones in the states are the cusco and syms bars.

pat - the bar wasn't hard that hard to install in my sedan. had to remove a few trim panels and the seat belt mechanism to get the side pieces on, though.
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Old 10-21-2001, 12:17 AM   #7
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Unhappy sure it's easy, just a PITA!

i'm sure that installing a rear strut bar is easy, but lemme tell you about the one FREAKING bolt that you can't reach with a ratchet wrench holy cow does it take forever to work that bolt with a regular wrench (& I haven't installed a strut tower bar yet...but just installed something better )


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Old 10-21-2001, 06:04 PM   #8
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Cobb Tuning www.cobbtuning.com
and
Teague's Auto www.boxer4racing.com

both carry rear strut bars.

It's on my list to get. The creaking and groaning in the back of the wagon while driving on bumpy roads or sharp turns is really starting to scare me.
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Old 10-21-2001, 07:52 PM   #9
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pat, i've got a sedan. the install is pretty easy, just a bit time consuming. you'll probably have to take out the rear seats...at least i did. and gtbguy is correct, you'll have to cut out a portion of the trunk liner in order for the bar to go through.

just follow the excellent instructions from our beloved i-club site:
http://i-club.com/mods/rear_strut_bar.htm

very straight-forward.

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Old 10-21-2001, 08:13 PM   #10
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I'm an expert at rear seat removal, so that's no big deal. I've done 4 suspension installs since May (DMS installed, DMS removed/re-installed to install STi top mounts, stock suspension installed so DMS Golds could go back to DMS for warranty work, DMS re-installed), so I've had the rear seat a number of times. I'm also painfully familiar with that damn nut Chris referred to - fortunately my friend Drew (who's helped with all 4 installs) has a ratcheting box-end wrench that's head is small enough to fit in there and actually ratchet. Still a PITA, but not nearly as bad as using a regular non-ratcheting wrench.

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Old 10-21-2001, 08:32 PM   #11
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Does the GC8 rear tower bar fits to the Legacy GT, are they the same rear setup??

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Old 10-22-2001, 04:12 AM   #12
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pat, you know the drill. tower bar install should be no prob for you.
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Old 10-22-2001, 01:11 PM   #13
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All I know is that I have had a rear strut tower bar ordered from SPO motorsport for like 4 months and nothing has come in. I called the other day and they do not have any SYMS parts. I think I am going to order the Cusco bars from Cobb Tuning or somewhere else. If I do get a set of Cusco bars, does anyone want my front SYMS strut tower bar?

Take Care,
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Old 10-22-2001, 02:55 PM   #14
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ben - i think that the rear strut tower bars for impreza and legacy are different. don't know if it's the placement of the bolts or length of the bar.
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Old 10-22-2001, 08:36 PM   #15
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Cobb is on back-order for 2-4 weeks (which the salesperson on the phone was nice enough to tell me after we had gone through the whole order process - I'll be calling back tomorrow to cancel the order). I went with a Cusco bar through iSR, as they had them in stock.

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Old 10-23-2001, 04:47 AM   #16
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Does ISR have both the front and the rear Cusco bars for the MY00+ Legacy GT's?
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Old 10-23-2001, 08:44 PM   #17
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Beats me. Try checking their site or calling them, as I did.

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