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Old 09-20-2003, 06:29 AM   #1
BrokenCrank
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Default Anybody have a rear strut bar?

I recently purchased some 'previously owned' swaybars and strut bars from someone for my '00 Outback. They came from a '03 Legacy Gt wagon, and all fit fine except the rear bar (no way for it to bolt up).

I am wondering what model (or year) this bar fits, as there is no way for it to mount in my car! i plan to sell it, but will need to know what it fits first, in order to do this.

It is a Whiteline, still in the plastic sleave and unfortunately there are no part numbers anywhere. Will someone with a rear strut bar please PM or email me with measurements/pictures of one of these and which model/year it is from....?

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toddley5@hotmail.com
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Old 09-20-2003, 09:08 AM   #2
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that's strange...it ought to fit just fine. You did take the plastic caps off the strut housings in the interior, right?
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Old 09-20-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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to get to the strut housing you have to remove carpeting.. they located on the trunk flor in the front corners right behind the seat..
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Old 09-21-2003, 06:46 AM   #4
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I have removed all of the interior panels. The problem is that (in the 2000 wagon anyway) the shocks bolt to the floor, right near the wheelwell and there is no place for the round mount to go. If I were to cut away 80% of the circular mount and redrill the holes, perhaps I could use this brace (I doubt it would offer any structural improvement though).

It is clearly not for this car...I am trying to figure out what it is for...Anyone with a 99 or older have pics of a rear strut bar?
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Old 09-21-2003, 09:23 AM   #5
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Due to the placement of the rear shocks, they are already attached to a pretty stiff part of the car - there would be no appreciable benefit to putting one on.

ON the 99 and older, that is a different story, the strut is up high, behind the rear seat.

Hope this helps
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Old 09-21-2003, 04:33 PM   #6
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Mine are right below the speakers behind the rear seats.
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Old 09-22-2003, 12:31 PM   #7
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Hers some pics of my car...the strut tower bar is 4th pic down.
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:31 PM   #8
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Default Thanks simpreza2

Jon,
exactly what I needed!

For anyone looking for a rear bar, it will soon be advertised in the classifieds! Brand new Whiteline "Flatout" rear bar
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:03 PM   #9
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Default Woohoo My car

Simpreza, I feel very honored to be on your Car domain Site. Thanks for the anonymous plug. Yours looks all to sweet also. I love the white faced gauges, and ther horns. Well I've got the horns too. Just wondering what king of Muffler you are using with your catback, and if there is a resonator. Thanks again dude. keep it real
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:53 PM   #10
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does the whiteline bar fit a sedan as well? i'm looking for a bar for my 98gt sedan.
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:56 PM   #11
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I like your Nova, BTW.

Do you think that bar would fit a '94? I was thinking about front & rear strut bars for mine.
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Old 09-22-2003, 11:32 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Just wondering what king of Muffler you are using with your catback, and if there is a resonator. Thanks again dude. keep it real
Russell
Russell,
I dont have a resonator and the muffler is some cheap "rice" muffler but it sounds awesome...I think it was called mini dragster or something like that. I have a sound clip of the exhaust on my other site exhaust clip.
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Old 09-22-2003, 11:34 PM   #13
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Quote:
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I like your Nova, BTW.
You want it? Im thinking about selling it to make room for a Subie powered dune buggy
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Old 09-23-2003, 06:23 AM   #14
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noahr and IML255,
I have sent you each a note regarding this bar!
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Old 09-24-2003, 12:48 AM   #15
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aspect- i'm fairly sure that the old school legacies are the same chassis as the gc8. you may want to measure the distance between the strut tops and post it here. i actually have an adjustable gc8 strut brace on the front of my car.
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Old 09-24-2003, 08:54 AM   #16
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Default I measured the bar...

This bar will fit cars with a measurement of 42-3/4" to 45-1/4" from the center of one strut to the center of the other.

Anyone care to measure their car, and identify year and model for future reference?
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