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Nov 11, 9:27pm - #324500 
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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Nov 11, 10:54pm - #324501 
Yep, tightens your steering a bit. It's well worth it, especially if you are dropped.

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Nov 11, 11:34pm - #324502 
i love my Cusco front tie bar!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup The best bang for the buck!!


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Nov 12, 1:01pm - #324503 
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.

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Nov 12, 3:58pm - #324504 
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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Nov 12, 4:06pm - #324505 
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.

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Nov 12, 10:47pm - #324506 
Does the Tanabe lower front tie bar fit auto's?

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Nov 12, 11:05pm - #324507 
Yes, but like I said, it does nothing (doesn't even look nice rolleyes ).

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