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Old 05-01-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
khellen9
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Smile Cusco OS rear strut bar

After much internal debate I decided to pick up a cusco OS rear strut bar (w/o triangle brace). Why the debate? Well from all of the mixed reviews on how much a strut bar can or can't improve driving response while improving the structural integrity of your car it really put me in a spot of wondering if it really is worth spending the money on a strut bar. A local wrx owner was selling his rear OS strut bar and so I decided to pick it up.

The install was really simple and anyone could do it. You'll have to remove your back seats, remove some strut top bolts, place the bar, tighten the strut top bolts, tighten the bar bolts, and boom.....you're done.

My first impressions after going on a fun run last weekend were great. It definitely feels like my car has a little more stiffness in the rear which is helping handling and it feels like it keeps the rear end planted a little bit more. I'm definitely happy I picked this item up and would definitely recommend it to anyone who finds a good deal on one.

Now i'm wondering if I should get a front strut bar.....but I've seen a lot of "The front of the car dosent need a brace, it's already supported very well due to the firewall."
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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well i got the front cusco os strut bar and im going to get the rear one. The front was a very tight fit for my 06 tr, i had to take all 3 pieces apart to get it on rather than just setting it on like ive seen done but its a great and relitively cheap mod.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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well i got the front cusco os strut bar and im going to get the rear one. The front was a very tight fit for my 06 tr, i had to take all 3 pieces apart to get it on rather than just setting it on like ive seen done but its a great and relitively cheap mod.
The real question is, did you feel any difference with the front strut bar?
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:50 AM   #4
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bump for more reviews on this product...
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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bump for more reviews on this product...
Holy thread revival batman. I'm still happy with it and havent had any problems since it was installed. I wish I could pick up the the triangle brace but everyone wants silly amounts of money for them.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:32 PM   #6
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Sweet, yeah I actually installed mine today and I can totally tell a difference in the rear body roll...it hardly moves now. How does the triangular brace connect to this brace?
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:22 AM   #7
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Never mind I answered my own question when I saw a picture of it...lol.
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