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Old 09-14-2012, 03:04 AM   #76
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I believe that 22mm rear is WAAAAY too big for the BRZ.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #77
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22mm is waaaaay too big for the BRZ.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #78
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the rear sway bar is the same as the 08+sti correct? i'm getting rid of my sti soon and debating keeping my perrin 22mm read sway and kartboy endlinks for the brz. opinions? i feel like the 16mm might be too tiny for the car?
Yes, it does FIT (w/ endlinks)...but 22mm is huge for this car. Stock rear is 14mm. I just swapped to stickier tires and an STi stock bar (19mm)...it's really easy to get it to break loose. I do have a 22mm adjustable, but I'm too much of a wuss to put it on without some really serious rubber.

...that sounded dirty.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:37 PM   #79
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Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar Type OS w/ Master Cylinder Brace Subaru BRZ 2013 / Scion FR-S 2013







I’m not going to lie. Looking at the engine bay in the BRZ is less than inspiring, sure it is clean and laid out well, but nothing in there really invites you to take another look, and I at least wanted to put something in there that made it pleasing to the eye. Enter the Cusco Strut bar with the built in Master cylinder Brace. Not only do I love the Cusco blue color, but I figured some added rigidity in the front of the chassis and the addition of the master cylinder brace would be a nice modification to the car all around. Installation was a breeze at worst, but to me, it was a pleasure to install this.






I think this was the first modification I have done to the car where I was not on my back, and elbow deep in grime.



This should have only taken me 20 minutes at most, but after dropping a nut to the strut tower bar on the top of the skid plate, and spending 5-10 minutes trying to fish it out, it ended up taking about 30 minutes to install, and still taking my sweet time. We hooked up a camera in the engine bay to give before and after movement of the master cylinder, and even in person it was amazing to see the brace in action, it truly minimized the movement of the master cylinder.






Now, just cruising around town you may never notice this, but come in a bit hot into a corner and threshold brake, it becomes apparent why these braces are in existence. The BRZ brakes never felt bad in stock form, but after adding the brace, you could feel that the brake response was better, and you gained even more pedal feedback, which is always a plus. Now I was skeptical that the strut tower bar would make a difference, but after cruising though the work “test course” the front end really did feel more… planted? I don’t really know how to put this into words, as "planted" is not right, but basically you can feel that the front end is less independent of the rest of the car, and just more “tied in”, if that makes sense. Don’t think this bar made a night and day difference, because I would never say that, but if you are looking for something to add a bit of shine to the engine bay, the added rigidity to the chassis, and master cylinder brace makes, this a awesome mod all around. This Cusco Strut bar would be something I would recommend personally.





I would like to see if this bar makes any difference on a bone stock car, but I feel like with all of the extra grip we have added, we may be able to actually take advantage of the extra rigidity. Overall I thought it was a fun install, a great looking bar, and did add some extra feel and feedback to the car!







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Old 09-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #80
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the rear sway bar is the same as the 08+sti correct? i'm getting rid of my sti soon and debating keeping my perrin 22mm read sway and kartboy endlinks for the brz. opinions? i feel like the 16mm might be too tiny for the car?
Like others have said it will fit, but I also feel that 22m would be too large for the rear of this car. Something in the range of 15-19mm would be ideal in my opinion

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Old 09-15-2012, 04:42 AM   #81
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If ONLY there was a sway bar that was about 16mm... something close to that might just fit the bill... *ponders*
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:40 AM   #82
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wrx 2011 + stock rear sway I think is 16mm.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:45 AM   #83
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wrx 2011 + stock rear sway I think is 16mm.
Thanks, I think that is correct as well.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #84
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Do you know if whiteline is planning on making a front bar larger than 20mm? Is the 20mm version available now?
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:36 PM   #85
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #86
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Do you know if whiteline is planning on making a front bar larger than 20mm? Is the 20mm version available now?
At this current time we have not heard any info about larger bars coming out, but if the demand is there they I am sure will make it.

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These are going like hot cakes, quality bar that works well.

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:39 PM   #87
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:07 AM   #88
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The build just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see whats next.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:25 PM   #89
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Just wanted to let you guys know we installed the new Invidia N1 with Ti tips on the BRZ Today! Check out the pictures and let us know what you think.









Please stay tuned for more updates as well.
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Love it! Seriously considering this for mine instead of the Nameless, which is tough because I'm more of a Nameless fan, but the Invidia has the sound I like. Whereas the Nameless has the look I prefer.

I hope you're working on a video of quality production so we can hear what it sounds like from multiple distances and daily driving.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:19 AM   #91
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Just wanted to add that I've seen the videos available, but I want a Rallysportdirect video, if we're taking requests.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:08 AM   #92
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Yeah I think we should be working on the video shortly And of course I will post it up as soon as we get one for the exhaust.

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #93
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Had an N1 on my 05 WRX and that thing had a nicer fit than anything else, for a slanted exhaust. But on the dual-exit, I wish they were parallel. Sure looks beefy, though. And I bet it sounds great.
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Oh very nice! Thank you! Thank you!

The video makes the exhaust tips look fairly receded. Still unsure about their being angled, but I LOVE the sound.
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Oh very nice! Thank you! Thank you!

The video makes the exhaust tips look fairly receded. Still unsure about their being angled, but I LOVE the sound.
At some angles it looks amazing, and at some other angles it does look a bit recessed. It is growing on me for sure, I just like the way the exhausts fills up the rear end.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #97
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From your site since you haven't updated your own thread.



http://www.rallysportdirect.com/STI-...r-Side-Markers
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:19 AM   #98
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From your site since you haven't updated your own thread.



http://www.rallysportdirect.com/STI-...r-Side-Markers


HAHA thanks, we were going to get some proper pictures and videos of the mods we have done, but these will work!

I will update this once I have the chance to test out some new things we just put on

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:35 PM   #99
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Do you guys know when you will have the Whiteline 20MM adjustable front bar? The BSF45Z kit with the front endlinks?
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Give us a call, as they JUST came out it will be about a week or two to get them in

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