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Old 05-25-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default Cusco lower arm brace VS ebay H brace?

Looking at this cusco V2 brace...



But seems a little pricey.

Anyone have one of these or similar? Comments?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW

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Old 05-26-2005, 12:15 AM   #2
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That's a clone of the Cusco.
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Old 05-26-2005, 01:22 AM   #3
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I have the eBay special. Fit might not be as great as the Cusco but it is more than adequate for the job. Don't get me wrong, I am willing to spend money on parts that are worth it (Hoosier tires, ferodo pads and Cusco engine mounts) but the eBay brace is fine and the money I save buys more tires and brakes.
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:41 AM   #4
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my replica fits great, and has held up very well. It works great too. better to spend the money saved on other stuff.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks.

Noticable improvement, and in what sense?
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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Thanks.

Noticable improvement, and in what sense?
Imaginr the bottom half of the suspension as riding on stilts. Now tieing the lower points together... now its stiff and solid, the way it should be.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:41 PM   #7
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Have the real deal on my car (the replica is not JDM... total crap, why would you ever do that on you car j/k ). It made more of a differnce then the F/R sways. Ties the car to gether well and mad things feel tigher, less flex.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:52 PM   #8
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Yeah it was one of those things that I thought would help a little bit in the grand scheme of things like an upper strut bar, but it really does make a noticable difference.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:48 PM   #9
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Great, thanks.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:21 PM   #10
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Wearing the replica. Like it except for the paint color. Got the car to slide (the way I like it to) a bit with it on. You might need a little muscle to install it but it'll go on.
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Old 05-27-2005, 11:27 AM   #11
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What's wrong with hot pink?
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:01 PM   #12
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I've been reading for hours about all the different braces. I want to buy the ebay H brace.
Does anyone have any experience with them on 02+ NA wagons?

I have a brullen e.l. header and am also running an alk. I want to ditch the stock u shaped sub frame and shim the H brace down with some of the alk spacers like others have done. I'm just not sure if it will work on my NA application.
Anyone care to speculate?

TIA
Chad

edit Finaly found a few posts that say it will not clear the header.

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