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Old 02-11-2002, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Rear strut tower brace makes a difference on Wagon?

Does the aftermarket rear strut tower brace provide detectable improvement in handling on the Wagons?
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Old 02-11-2002, 05:49 PM   #2
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I dont feel it made much of a difference (I dont really drive my car that hard) but it sure looks cool.

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Old 02-11-2002, 08:18 PM   #3
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My friend and I both put the rear strut tower bar in the same day. We both felt that there was an improvement in stability. We both have sedans so I would not know how much a difference there would be in the wagon but you can feel some difference.
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Old 02-11-2002, 08:25 PM   #4
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I installed one on my wagon. It's hard to say, but I swear it helps. Although this is probably in my mind. I'm sure that if you push the car hard on the track it would definitely make a difference.

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Old 02-11-2002, 08:37 PM   #5
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aview2nv- which rear strut bar did you install?
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Old 02-11-2002, 11:26 PM   #6
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The common opinion I've seen is that the wagon benefits more from a rear strut tower brace than a sedan, as the sedan already has some support there. Personally, I want one.

Some of the bars can be partially disassembled quickly. Something to consider if you want to use the cargo space in the wagon.
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Old 02-12-2002, 02:46 AM   #7
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I could feel it in my car, but its not a wagon, and I dont have that "improved chasis" of the 02's
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Old 02-12-2002, 07:34 AM   #8
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aview2nv- which rear strut bar did you install?
I have the whiteline rear bar that allows me to use the cosmetic covers. Only took about 30 minutes to install.

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Old 02-12-2002, 07:54 AM   #9
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I can tell you it does make a difference specially combined with rear adjustable Anti Roll Bar I got from whiteline as well.
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Old 02-12-2002, 09:52 AM   #10
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On my old flexy BF wagon, i noticed a big difference with my CUSCO bar. The WRX Wagons are much stiffer than mine, but the fact remains: any added reinforcement on a wagon is always beneficial.

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Old 02-12-2002, 10:26 AM   #11
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So which brands are removeable for the wagon? I would like the added stability, but I want to be able to use my cargo area.
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Old 02-12-2002, 02:13 PM   #12
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Lightbulb Removable Strut bar

Egan, since I've got some time at lunch, I searched for you...

According to Gambit, "The Cusco bar can be removed via bolts on each side". The two threads in which we wagoneers discussed this and other nifty installation points were:

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...threadid=59698 and
http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...threadid=59896

Hope that helps. Since the wagon forum idea was poo-pooed (hint, hint, moderators), it can be tough to dig that stuff out.
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Old 02-12-2002, 05:21 PM   #13
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What is available for the 93-01 wagons? Besides Cusco and Syms?

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