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Old 07-21-2000, 09:15 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Cusco Rear Lower Arm Bar

I picked one up from Dale Teague tonight and I must say that I was very pleased. Dale installed it for me, but My trunk monkey could have done it. It is incredibly easy. I cannot really tell much difference in handling, although I want to say the rear end feels a little tighter, this could just be placebo effect. But I did have a few minor creaks and squeeks that came from the car over certain portions of the road. I heard them every time when I would hit certain curves wide ass open. Now those creaks, and squeeks are gone. Of course there is the other benefit that it is impossible to make a car chassis to stiff, and this does stiffen up what appears from underneath the car to be a center for some flex. For the price, I just can't understand not getting one.
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Old 07-21-2000, 09:27 PM   #2
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Put mine in tonght too. I have pics that will be on the AZScoobie site eventually. My concern was it fitting with the read diff protector on there. It fits with a little clearence. Shouldn't be a problem. Did Dale have to use those backing plates that came with it? I didn't because there were nuts welded to the other side of the mounting holes.

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Old 07-22-2000, 06:54 AM   #3
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I got my lower bar also...and noticed a reduction in squeks/creaks from the rear of the car as well. I asked Pam at ISR about the backing plates and she said that we don't need them...just use the factory threaded holes. I wish I could find more under hood and interior parts in that color, though. Tower bars to match are next on the list.
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Old 07-22-2000, 07:04 AM   #4
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I've seen those..
it's been a thought..

what is the cost?
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Old 07-22-2000, 02:36 PM   #5
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No Dale didn't use the supplied backing plates because our frames are threaded. Some of the older Impreza's and Legacy's just have open holes without threads there though which is why Cusco supplies the plates.
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Old 07-22-2000, 03:10 PM   #6
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My frame wasn't threaded, I had to use the backing plates, I guess the later production 00's didn't get threads. Another surprise from FHI. I got mine in thought quite easily, took me longer to get the car on the lift than to actually put it on.
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Old 07-22-2000, 04:04 PM   #7
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So the bar DOES clear the factory rear diff plate without a problem then right?
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Old 07-22-2000, 06:54 PM   #8
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I also got this from Teague's early last week. My 99 had the threaded plates already welded on the chassis (the more I look at this car the cooler the designers/engineers seem to be!) but I didn't feel like it made much more of a diffence overall. I think that individually the strut bars and this brace are ok, but put them all together and the car feels really nice. Creeks are gone and the car feels really tight over potholes and other bumps.
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Old 07-22-2000, 09:06 PM   #9
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Keiho,

The bar does clear the diff protector. The OEM one from Subaru anyway. If you want some pics just e-mail me directly. Aaron has been busy and hasen't had time to put the pics on the site yet.

e-mail me at [email protected] if interested.

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Old 07-23-2000, 10:27 AM   #10
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Hmmm, when I installed my bar, I had to use the plates, I've got a MY2K built in 7/99.
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Old 07-23-2000, 01:04 PM   #11
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Deadbolt, Opie, That is strange, my car is a 2000, that I bought last November, but to be honest I haven't checked the manufacture date on it. That is very odd that my crossmember is threaded and yours are not.
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