What front strut bar to run with AWIC

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What front strut bar to run with AWIC

Post by Larry Witherspoon » Mon May 13, 2019 12:42 pm

Josh Legacy777 Colombo Posted the question: What front strut bar to run with AWIC  Wed Aug 30, 2006.

Josh answered himself with: I know whiteline makes that forward facing one, but I really don't like it. I also found this thread that shows that an STi GC bar will fit the car, but don't have confirmation on whether it'll clear the AWIC (it probably will)

viewtopic.php?t=16227&highlight=strut+bar+intercooler

Adam West wrote Josh, except for the uprights that bar looks like a Cusco they sell for Legacies at Rallitek  http://www.rallitek.com/cufrstbr.html -

Does anybody have any part number clues? Rallitek website has about 40 bars

An earlier related post by Ultrasonic answering LegacyT on Mon Apr 26, 2004 says: Looking for Whiteline STB for GC, to use on BC, I find part number KSB599 for the "forward facing" to clear larger STi intercooler

Check it out here--> http://www.pdm-racing.com/products/subaru_corner.html

But the link is now broken

Does anyone have knowledge of an actual successful installation solution proof of the original question.... a brace that fits without interfering with hood closure, cramming against the firewall or intercooler, or anything needing grinding or sledgehammering or other alteration please ?
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Re: What front strut bar to run with AWIC

Post by Legacy777 » Mon May 13, 2019 5:55 pm

Larry,

I'm running the red Subaru SPT/STi front brace listed for the 98-01 Impreza. The part number is E4010FA000.

Here are pictures of it in my car:

https://www.experiencetherave.com/subar ... /sptbrace/


Here is a parts catalog that also shows the brace (page 6)

https://www.subaru.com/content/dam/suba ... atalog.pdf
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Re: What front strut bar to run with AWIC

Post by Larry Witherspoon » Mon May 13, 2019 7:03 pm

Too Cool To Drool !!! Thank you Josh - You have the cooler I have, and the installation is exactly what I envisioned. May I retain you for installation advice when the time comes please ?
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Re: What front strut bar to run with AWIC

Post by mike-tracy » Mon May 13, 2019 7:32 pm

They sold out of that oem bar years ago, but it's not impossible that a dealership still has one floating around. I bought one maybe 5 years ago when they were selling out all the inventory. Sorry to be a bearer of bad news.
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Josh Colombo wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2002 10:23 am
Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: What front strut bar to run with AWIC

Post by Larry Witherspoon » Tue May 14, 2019 5:44 am

OH MAN - nothing's ever easy ! But thanx Mike - I have started my dealer search
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Re: What front strut bar to run with AWIC

Post by Legacy777 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Larry Witherspoon wrote:Too Cool To Drool !!! Thank you Josh - You have the cooler I have, and the installation is exactly what I envisioned. May I retain you for installation advice when the time comes please ?

Sure Larry! I'd be happy to help.

You may want to also check on Nasioc, ebay, or other used parts resellers for the strut tower bar.
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