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    Junk? or is it worth spending the money?

    Saw this on ebay & there real cheap. Just wondering if any body has picked some up. Looking for some feed back are they junk or worth giving a shot?



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    From what ive heard, strut bars do little for handeling and the ebay ones are just as good as the expensive name brand ones...
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    I got one of those front strut brace bars for cheap, although I had to paint it blue. Like 06scoobyrex said, it's more of a dress up mod than an actual performance mod. The WRX/STi sedan is already fairly stiff.

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    sways > tower braces

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    The only thing that I've ever heard is the welds may not be that great and in result, not being that strong...but like others have said, sway bars do more for you handling wise.
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    +1 for sway bars

    I have the eBay strut bars (they were a gift), fitment isn't great but they will fit with some persuasion. I painted the nasty pink and it cleaned them up pretty well.
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    Get some sway bars and endlinks...
    I wouldnt want strut bars for the simple fact they dont do anything specal for you other then get in the way when you need to work under the hood...
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    I have a ebay front strut and painted it blue as well. I want to get a cheap ebay rear one next
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    i have that exact set:







    honestly didnt notice a damn difference.. but it looks nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    i have that exact set:



    honestly didnt notice a damn difference.. but it looks nice
    Where did the rear part of the H brace bolt to (part not shown)?
    Someday I will get this set. Sways and springs/struts first tho.
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    no clue. my dad installed it. i just stood there and handed him the tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    no clue. my dad installed it. i just stood there and handed him the tools
    Thanks anyways Dez. I am sure whenever I install it, it will not be hard to figure it out. Just thought I would ask thats all.
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    What's done to the car suspension-wise already?

    If you don't have summer-only tires, custom-spec alignment, springs/struts, sways/endlinks, fender cowl braces, etc., I would advise you save your money and put it towards them instead, as they will make a bigger difference.
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    Cusco Rear Sway Bar, Whiteline Heavy Duty Sway Bar Mounts,Kartboy Rear Sway Bar Endlinks, STI Trailing Arm Bushings,STI Transverse Link Bushings, stock coils & struts

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx rookie
    Cusco Rear Sway Bar, Whiteline Heavy Duty Sway Bar Mounts,Kartboy Rear Sway Bar Endlinks, STI Trailing Arm Bushings,STI Transverse Link Bushings, stock coils & struts
    Summer tires
    Custom alignment
    Front sway/endlinks
    Struts/springs

    After those are taken care of (in that order), then revisit other suspension mods...
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