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Old 03-14-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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Who knows what strut braces will clear my Process West verticooler? I'm partial to the Perrin but I'd still like to know what would fit. Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:35 AM   #2
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What car?
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:31 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, that would be helpful.2015 WRX limited.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:13 AM   #4
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:07 PM   #5
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So....I've got no response from Process West. SOMEONE has a verticooler and thought about putting on a strut brace.
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Bump. I have a Cusco and it just barely rubs the top of the verticooler. Anyone know of one that's compatible?
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:47 AM   #7
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You don't even need a strut brace for the front. The firewall is right there.
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You don't even need a strut brace for the front. The firewall is right there.
Besides bling, it "may do something" to help. But minimal unlike my 98 Legacy GT where I can put my fist between the firewall and back of the strut tower.
Same for rear STB's, I have tall towers, the later multilink is very short.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:16 PM   #9
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You don't even need a strut brace for the front. The firewall is right there.
You definitely don't 'need' it, but it does do a little. My personal opinion is that running a strut bar is a great idea until you need to remove it to fit just about anything else. The OEM bars that have a solid mount are greatly preferred over most aftermarket bars that pivot... but really, they don't do much.

For instance - I removed my factory bar when I added a remote clutch bleed. The usefulness of being able to bleed the clutch without pulling the intercooler was reason enough to pull the bar.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:13 AM   #10
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For anyone wondering, the Tanabe Strut Tower Brace is compatible with 2015+ Verticooler. With a little adjusting, I ended up with almost 1/4" of clearance between the two components. The quality and finish are great too.
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For anyone wondering, the Tanabe Strut Tower Brace is compatible with 2015+ Verticooler. With a little adjusting, I ended up with almost 1/4" of clearance between the two components. The quality and finish are great too.
Didn't mean to necro this post, but I was searching for an answer regarding the Tanabe Sustec Front Strut Tower Brace and this was exactly what I was looking for!

Just in case anyone else ever needs this info, I'll remember to pass it along.
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