Cusco Front Power Brace

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I'm debating this bar to further stiffen my hatchy:

Cusco Front Power Brace

Anyone running it? What are the torque specs for those two bolts? Seems like a simple install

 

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I have all 4 cusco power braces installed. Car feels solid when going over bumps and cracks. You know how ny roads are right now.
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I have all 6 Cusco braces installed. I pretend I can feel a difference... That front brace requires you to cut 2 holes (one on each side) in the under plastic for that bar to fit through. No big deal, easy to install but also the only bar I scratched up getting in there. It will get scratched installing.

I have that $170 x brace in the post above but for $10 you can get the not as good OEM CTR brace, might as well try that. 50290-TGN-E00
https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/type-r-front-subframe-brace.25517/
 

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I have both versions of the front bar on a 1.5t and a 2.0na, no cutting is required.
 

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My si under plastic needed oval holes cut near mounting points for the bar to run above the plastic. Easy and looks clean. I'll take pics tomorrow. This seems required?
 

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Fits fine on both cars. Would likely not have brought if cutting is required.

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I have all 6 Cusco braces installed. I pretend I can feel a difference... That front brace requires you to cut 2 holes (one on each side) in the under plastic for that bar to fit through. No big deal, easy to install but also the only bar I scratched up getting in there. It will get scratched installing.

I have that $170 x brace in the post above but for $10 you can get the not as good OEM CTR brace, might as well try that. 50290-TGN-E00
https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/type-r-front-subframe-brace.25517/
can you elaborate on the all 6 bars?

I have the CTR brace just have not installed it
 

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can you elaborate on the all 6 bars?

I have the CTR brace just have not installed it
There's this front bar linked, rear bar that is similar, and the x brace at the front of the tunnel referenced are the 3 under the car. The front strut bar under the hood, the rear strut bar behind the seats either 2 point or 4 point ultra bar I'm using, and seat rail braces on driver and passenger seat counting those as one.
 

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All Ultra Racing Bars on our cars. These are similar in design to them, and serve same/similar purpose.

Comes down to brand preference really
 

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All Ultra Racing Bars on our cars. These are similar in design to them, and serve same/similar purpose.

Comes down to brand preference really
Ultra makes the only 4 point rear strut bar and it's great. Mine is an amp rack now. They also make a 2 point as does Cusco I believe. Or you can fab your own 2 point as a member here did a writup on. You could honestly fab your own rear bar under the car too, it's just as simple as the straight front bar. The seat rail braces are simple too.
 

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All Ultra Racing Bars on our cars. These are similar in design to them, and serve same/similar purpose.

Comes down to brand preference really
Ultra racing was cool and worth it until about two years ago when the prices shot through the roof. I still have 3 of mine, as long as you know their 15 or 20 percent off discount code and spend I believe over 500 for the free shipping, then it's a good deal still.
 

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Beat rush. Out of Japan has a similar brace to the one on the CTR, I used it for awhile. I have the invoice for it still in my car log folder, it's mainly in Japanese as most of my invoices are though if anyone is interested. I think it was like 42000 yen or 4200 whatever is closer to 50 bucks

 

 
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