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Old 01-05-2002, 11:53 PM   #1
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2011 STI

Default Whiteline front strut tower bar

Just installed a Whiteline front strut tower brace. Most posts I've read indicate that there is no real noticable difference, but I did notice an added stiffness while cornering. Nothing huge, but not insignificant.

Anyway, I learned that the best method for installing this piece is to first unscrew the nut holding the AC line to the bracket on the driver's side firewall. Then start feeding the bar behind the AC line from the passenger side with the driver side strut ring on the bar removed. Once it's fed into place, bolt down both strut rings to the towers. Then see if you need to adjust the bar in order to reattach the end to the ring. I only needed 1/2 to 1 full turn. Once the holes are aligned, slide the bolt back through the ring bracket and bar and tighten. Then tighten the adjustment bolts on the bar; no heavy torquing required. The trickiest part was bolting the AC line back onto the bracket on the firewall. A little bending was required to make it fit again. The AC line will definitely remain touching the bar. I placed a piece of foam between the AC line and bar to prevent scratching of the bar and wearing of the AC line.

If nothing else, it looks pretty.
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Old 02-10-2002, 05:23 AM   #2
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Thanks a lot for posting this. I thought i was the biggest retard in the world having trouble putting a strut bar on
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Old 02-10-2002, 01:57 PM   #3
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The easiest way to deal with the AC line is to move the bracket down and just attach the upper hole on the bracket to the lower hole on the firewall.
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Old 02-11-2002, 02:48 AM   #4
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He he... I did the same as Notorious... Real simple.

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