Anyone running the Tanabe strut bar?

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I've never been a fan of 2-point strut braces, but I don't think it's possible to make a bolt in 3 or 4 point brace.

I can't figure out how that Tanabe one mounts... Doesn't look like there is a hole for the shock top and the bolt pattern doesn't look like it matches.
 
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I'm not sure if the one I linked has the right picture for it. From some cursory searches, the ones I've found pictures of are blue.

I know the front and back bars another user had on here were blue, but I don't believe they were the Cusco USA ones. I was curious if there was a difference because apparently the blue one had a slight fitment issue.
 

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I'm not sure if the one I linked has the right picture for it. From some cursory searches, the ones I've found pictures of are blue.

I know the front and back bars another user had on here were blue, but I don't believe they were the Cusco USA ones. I was curious if there was a difference because apparently the blue one had a slight fitment issue.
Tanabe have always made quality parts. Proper if it bolts up :thumbsup:
 

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I'm not sure if the one I linked has the right picture for it. From some cursory searches, the ones I've found pictures of are blue.

I know the front and back bars another user had on here were blue, but I don't believe they were the Cusco USA ones. I was curious if there was a difference because apparently the blue one had a slight fitment issue.
Im runnig Cusco China on my 10th gen. they are the blue ones. I wont say it has a fitment issue since its suppose to be a tight fit and not lose. i would rate the fitment 8 out of 10

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We are going to test out our products this week on a 2017 Civic (FK7) hatch. We had checked all the Honda part numbers and chassis frames and they are the same. The exception is that the FK7 hatch has a stiffer OEM rear brace and stiffer OEM shocks.
 
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Just thought I would update, it's been a few weeks since I installed the Tanabe bar. I rarely do any spirited driving but I did a few nights ago on some curvy back roads here in Tennessee and I hAve no complaints.

Didn't take very long to install either.
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Order mine (Tanabe). Make sure to install with the front wheels off the ground, or it defeats the purpose of a strut bar.
 

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got mine delivered today :cool:

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Can you test if it flexes if you try and put as much force on it with your hands? I'm just wondering because if it does flex, that would mean the chassis is stiffer, thus I would think, causing the strut bar to be ineffective.
 

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Can you test if it flexes if you try and put as much force on it with your hands? I'm just wondering because if it does flex, that would mean the chassis is stiffer, thus I would think, causing the strut bar to be ineffective.
tanabe bar didn't flex when i tried to force it with my hand
 
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