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Old 09-08-2001, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Installed Cusco Strut Tower Brace & Like It!

Gotta say that is a nice piece of work. Good welds, hefty construction, but made out of aluminum so it doesnt weight a ton. The fit was perfect. NICE! btw.. I shot some pics of the install if anyone is interested.
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Old 09-08-2001, 10:31 PM   #2
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Pics are always nice to see. Please post them.

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Old 09-09-2001, 09:49 AM   #3
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yes yes, post pics.... i'm thinkin of gettin some of these, did u get the OS, front and back? how do ya like the feel?
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Old 09-09-2001, 09:55 AM   #4
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is the support beam solid or hollow??

I want to see the pics too

later
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Old 09-09-2001, 02:59 PM   #5
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notice any difference when cornering?
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Old 09-10-2001, 09:34 AM   #6
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its hollow,
did you only get the rear?
cause the frontmesses with the ac lines
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Old 09-10-2001, 11:41 AM   #7
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I put on a Cusco CF rear strut bar and the Cusco lower arm bar, and I like it too
Although I wish I didn't put them in at the same time so I can know whether the improved cornering is from the strut or the lower brace.
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Old 09-10-2001, 12:06 PM   #8
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Default Pics - Finally!

Sorry 'bout the delay. Had to create a website..

Click below to see the mods page, and theres a link to the full details, which I wrote up as an install guide since the original is in Japanese (no kidding).



http://www.isomedia.com/homes/twrx/mods.htm

btw. the bar is sweet, it really tightens the rear end up and you can feel it.

I beleive the beam is hollow, its good grade aluminum and it isnt that heavy.

There isnt a front one available right now (plz correct me if Im wrong), as theres a bunch of crap in the way.

Definately a worthwile mod. and it looks sweet.


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Old 09-10-2001, 12:10 PM   #9
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Looks cool! How exactly does it make the car feel different. I'm thinking about this and a bigger sway bar.

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Old 09-10-2001, 08:46 PM   #10
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If you dont mind me asking how much did you get it for ?total price.I sell these and alsways want to compare prices.They are nice .I had my 15 year old daughter put the front strut bar on herself.They are made great and look good .
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Old 09-10-2001, 08:51 PM   #11
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v6scoobie,

do you have any in stock? I'm looking for one.

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Old 09-11-2001, 12:12 AM   #12
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Sergeant_V; its hard to describe.. this is the only suspension mod I have on there right now, and it has really made the back end act like one big block.. when I go over a speedbump (usually at an angle), you feel the front go over like a cat - one paw at a time, rolling and flexing with the motion .. as the back goes over, its like a box frame, no flex at all.. I dont know exactly what the effect is in cornering (not really qualified).. I was surprised at how flexy the car really was back there (my last car was mush compared to the WRX stock), but I will say that I hung it out on the on-ramp to I-90 this morning, on a long 90 degree right turn tires squeeling the whole way around and had a ***** load of fun! (front passenger curled up in the seat holding the strap for dear life).. my sway bars came in today and I'll be putting them on this weekend - we'll see what that does..

oh, and I got all the parts from COBBTuning.com
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