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Hi guys,
I know this is really no big deal, but in all of my web searching to find the exact connection points for this strut/chassis bar, I was able to find all of 1 single picture on Google Images, hence this post.
In order to get this thing mounted, I found it easiest just to completely disassemble the cowl that covers the front shock towers. This gives essentially unlimited access from above to the two bolt holes each, on driver and passenger sides. This way, you can get a rachet and extension in there to easily tighten everything down. Enough washers were included to use one on the top AND bottom sides for both of the front attachment points. This is what it looks like when it's done.




 

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Loks good man, also looks more functional then any other strut bar I have seen.
 

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Nice man.
Yeh taking off the cowl is the best option.
I believe the ultra racing rear trunk brace will also fit our models.

PLease let us know how it's changed the handling dynamics.
Thanks for posting.
 

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I think there is a misunderstanding of this brace

this is not a struct bar, it's a 4 point brace
Team 3D is right. It actually doesn't connect at any of the bolts that hold the strut top hat to the chassis. Instead it connect inside of either strut tower. That being said, I felt a huge difference going up and down driveways, like into or out of parking lots. I haven't gone around any corners fast since the install so I can't comment on that.


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Nice man.
Yeh taking off the cowl is the best option.
I believe the ultra racing rear trunk brace will also fit our models.

PLease let us know how it's changed the handling dynamics.
Thanks for posting.
Yup, I've got the rear trunk brace coming in next week. I'll post more pics once that one is done, too.


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Team 3D is right. It actually doesn't connect at any of the bolts that hold the strut top hat to the chassis. Instead it connect inside of either strut tower. That being said, I felt a huge difference going up and down driveways, like into or out of parking lots. I haven't gone around any corners fast since the install so I can't comment on that.


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good braces will make a good difference

just like the fkx x brace.. it make the most improvement out of any braces i have tested


one of the tower bar's purpose is to correct the front shock's "posture"

it's serve very different purpose
 

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I personally bought from Throwdown Performance as they came recommended by HellaJDM but you can also buy direct from Ultra Racing's website as Team3D mentioned.


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Ugh they haven't even shipped it yet! Every week I follow up, asking where is my shipment, and every week it's a new excuse. I think they're having a hard time getting the next load in from outside the country.


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Ugh they haven't even shipped it yet! Every week I follow up, asking where is my shipment, and every week it's a new excuse. I think they're having a hard time getting the next load in from outside the country.


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Did you order both from Throwdown? Weird that they are lagging on the second brace.
 

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Here is my 15 Si sedan with 4point strut tower brace and 3 point rear trunk brace. They work! It does what it is supposed to do! On Monday while getting my oil changed at the dealer by my buddy, I test drove a brand new 15 Si and instant difference. I was able to smash on corners and freeway and I was very happy with my car. The salesman even took it for a spin on the freeway. He has a fully built 8th gen so after he convo he was cool about me testing the car how I did :smiling_imp:
 

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Here is my 15 Si sedan with 4point strut tower brace and 3 point rear trunk brace. They work! It does what it is supposed to do! On Monday while getting my oil changed at the dealer by my buddy, I test drove a brand new 15 Si and instant difference. I was able to smash on corners and freeway and I was very happy with my car. The salesman even took it for a spin on the freeway. He has a fully built 8th gen so after he convo he was cool about me testing the car how I did :smiling_imp:
Nice braces but good god your trunk is dirty lol.
 

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It's a smart man who keeps a first aid kit in the trunk. We should all follow your example.
I do like the way the car feels a lot more now since the front brace is in. I was accelerating up a semi circular freeway on ramp on an incline with some camber in the right direction to help, not hurt. Damn the car just felt so right! I'm pretty excited for the rear one now.


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Here is my 15 Si sedan with 4point strut tower brace and 3 point rear trunk brace. They work! It does what it is supposed to do! On Monday while getting my oil changed at the dealer by my buddy, I test drove a brand new 15 Si and instant difference. I was able to smash on corners and freeway and I was very happy with my car. The salesman even took it for a spin on the freeway. He has a fully built 8th gen so after he convo he was cool about me testing the car how I did :smiling_imp:
Nice! Did you have to modify anything to get that rear brace in?
 

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Lol! A bottle of some waxy stuff spilled so I'm trying to remove it with cat litter. Plus if you ever get stuck somewhere cat litter is good to use to add some traction ;)
Nice braces but good god your trunk is dirty lol.
Always try to keep first response things with me. You never know.. Plus I have a toddler. It came in handy many times before.
I know what you are saying, the car feels much better with the braces! I was skeptical about spending so much on them but it's worth it.
It's a smart man who keeps a first aid kit in the trunk. We should all follow your example.
I do like the way the car feels a lot more now since the front brace is in. I was accelerating up a semi circular freeway on ramp on an incline with some camber in the right direction to help, not hurt. Damn the car just felt so right! I'm pretty excited for the rear one now.


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No modifications needed! 100% perfect fit ment. Just swap the original screws with the ones included.
Nice! Did you have to modify anything to get that rear brace in?
 
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