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Cusco Lower front tie bar question #324500 Nov 11, 8:27pm Nov 11, 8:27pm
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Cusco Lower front tie bar question
Is this front tie bar really only for the manual transmission only? One website I saw said it's only for the manual transmission. I guess it'd be because of clearance issues from the auto tranny. Anyone have this? Useful?


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Re: Cusco Lower front tie bar question [Re: CRBN BLU] #324501 Nov 11, 9:54pm Nov 11, 9:54pm
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Yep, tightens your steering a bit. It's well worth it, especially if you are dropped.

Re: Cusco Lower front tie bar question [Re: ojitpt] #324502 Nov 11, 10:34pm Nov 11, 10:34pm
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i love my Cusco front tie bar!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup The best bang for the buck!!


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Re: Cusco Lower front tie bar question [Re: pfcnguyen] #324503 Nov 12, 12:01pm Nov 12, 12:01pm
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Yes, it will only fit the manuals since their cases aren't as big as the autos. The Cusco bar is the only tie bar that actually works on our cars. Hypermotive and Tanabe's front and rear tie bars are useless, since they bolt on to already rigid parts of the chassis.

Re: Cusco Lower front tie bar question [Re: Blue_Bomber] #324504 Nov 12, 2:58pm Nov 12, 2:58pm
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so there's no chance it will fit an auto? on the hypermotive website they say they don't have a front lower strut bar yet. or do they?


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Re: Cusco Lower front tie bar question [Re: CRBN BLU] #324505 Nov 12, 3:06pm Nov 12, 3:06pm
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I've never heard of anyone trying to install one on an auto, but I'd think Cusco would've tried to make one that would fit both, since they'd make much more money off of it (there are much more auto Celicas than manuals).

Not sure when/if Hypermotive is coming out with a front bar, but it will be the same as Cusco's. If they use the same material as their front strut bar (the weakest out there), the Cusco bar will definitely be stiffer, though.

Re: Cusco Lower front tie bar question [Re: Blue_Bomber] #324506 Nov 12, 9:47pm Nov 12, 9:47pm
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Does the Tanabe lower front tie bar fit auto's?

Re: Cusco Lower front tie bar question [Re: AzNfLiP17oY] #324507 Nov 12, 10:05pm Nov 12, 10:05pm
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Yes, but like I said, it does nothing (doesn't even look nice rolleyes ).

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