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Old 07-10-2003, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Will anybody with STI strut bar kind enough to post a pix?

I already try to fit it but it won't fit without modification
I did a search and find some description about the modification
but I am not quite sure what to do cause I am not a good interpreter. Can somebody kind enough to post a pics since pix do wonders for me.
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:26 AM   #2
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Front or Rear?
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:13 AM   #3
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:26 AM   #4
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I can post a pic tonight...but it is really simple, there is only one thing that has to be moved, there is a bracket on the drivers side that is held with two bolts, take out the two bolts and then move the bracket down. This means the brackets top hole will go into the bottom hole of the firewall. once that is done install the bar, and gently tweak the ac lines to insure no rubbing. your done.
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:02 PM   #5
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:11 PM   #6
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this should give you a good idea of what you have to do
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:16 PM   #7
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looks good. who makes that bar?
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:53 PM   #8
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both of those are STi bars, the top photo is the Titanium bar, the bottom photo is the CF bar.
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:20 PM   #9
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Where is the horn now?
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:43 PM   #10
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The horn is behind the grill in front of the radiator...where it always was....
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:25 PM   #11
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I did the same "mod" to the A/C line. Works perfect.
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Old 07-10-2003, 08:50 PM   #12
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So, you HAVE to move the AC line to make it fit?
Just wondering...I will try it tomorrow
Thank you very much ALL
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:24 PM   #13
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Quote:
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Where is the horn now?
He probably doesn't have the subaru upgraded security system. With the Subaru Upgraded security system they hang a horn off the passenger's side strut tower that looks like it would need to be relocated.

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Old 07-10-2003, 09:27 PM   #14
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He probably doesn't have the subaru upgraded security system. With the Subaru Upgraded security system they hang a horn off the passenger's side strut tower that looks like it would need to be relocated.

Keith
Since I got the upgraded security, so where should I relocate the horn?
Thanks
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:41 PM   #15
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On the passenger side shock tower, you will see a hydraulic line
midway from the top. Take the alarm horn out of its metal hanger (12mm bolt). Unscrew the 12mm bolt that holds the hydraulic line in place, and screw it back in with the horn. The wire reaches perfectly.
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Old 07-11-2003, 11:25 AM   #16
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Sube, that's one really clean engine! Is your STi brand new or have you been doing work to keep it that clean? If so, what?
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:17 PM   #17
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That pic was taken 2 days after I got the car. Now its full of bugs and dust. Amazing how much more junk gets through the hood scoop into the I/C!

P.s - <----just felt like including a new icon.
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Old 07-11-2003, 03:56 PM   #18
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Thanks for the pictures guys. Now heres the real question, does the strut bar really make a difference (Is it worth the money buying it?)

Where can you buy it and how much

PS: I also like the ICON >
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Old 07-11-2003, 05:48 PM   #19
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Thanks for the pictures guys. Now heres the real question, does the strut bar really make a difference (Is it worth the money buying it?)

Where can you buy it and how much

PS: I also like the ICON >
I'm curious as to whether or not it makes a marked difference as well. I know the old skool (GC, etc.) is pretty loose up front, but they supposedly stiffened up the new version.
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Old 07-11-2003, 06:26 PM   #20
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So what is the prefered strut bar? Whiteline, STI, or Cusco

Is it worth getting the Cusco V brace for the rear?

thanks jim
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Old 07-11-2003, 07:31 PM   #21
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I put the bar on when the car had 6 miles on it...I can not really compare...I am getting ready to put on the STi rear strut bar, from what I hear the rear makes more of a difference then the front.
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Old 07-12-2003, 03:37 PM   #22
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The subject of if the bar does anything on new age impreza's is a long discussed debate. The new age chassis shock towers are very close to the fire wall, thus extremely reducing any tower flex.
You could take this in that you do not need the extra support.
However, I would assume that under very hard driving (race course), the bar adds a little more chassis stability. Ask youself why FHI/STi would even design the bar if it wasnt needed?

It doesnt hurt.

Try http://www.avsport.com for finding bars....
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