GTSpec Front Strut Tower Bar Type-D

Part #: GTS SUS-1170
MSRP: This Item is no longer available.


Brand: GTSpec
Adjustable: No
Color: Polished / Blue
Location: Front
Material: Aluminum
Mfgr. Warranty: 1 Year
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The GTSpec front strut tower bar will fit the Subaru 02-07 Impreza WRX & STI. They have a hollow internal structure for stronger rigidity. When installing on a 06-07 STI the A/C Line might get in the way.



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Budget friendly
kenstar 11 months ago
Installed for over a year fully satisfied with the product. Fitment was tight for me since I have a TurboXS top mount, however I do not experience any rubbing issues. Installed with the rear brace also.
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Nice addition
hvm091582240 2 years ago
Really happy with this part. Definitely worth the money. Installed this on my 05 with coilover and definitely had a great feel.
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very happy
CJ 3 years ago
Very happy with this purchase. Highly recommend.
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Tight Fit But Made it Work
guest55c81aa5caae52f4609908bd 3 years ago
So on my 02 WRX there was clearance issues. On my vehicle the a/c line is in the way of installing the bar. To resolve this issue I moved the bracket holding the a/c line on the driver side down one hold leaving the second hold empty. Now on the other side of the line I was able to bend it back by hand so that it was able to sit between the firewall and the bar. There was about 2mm of space around the line. The car handle alot better with this on.
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Fit is tight...too tight
speedbeek 3 years ago
Very high quality part. The fitment could be better. Like someone else said, it hits the AC lines. We are not talking about flexible rubber line, these are hard mounted solid lines through the firewall. I split some rubber tubing and got out some zip ties to add a barrier to prevent rubbing but that only makes the clearance issue worse and more pushing on the lines. Also be careful as the intercooller can hit it as well when you launch in 1st gear (normal wife is in the car launch). All manageable.


  • AnswerQ: Fitment with coilovers  devinresendes36854 2 years ago

    will this still bolt on if i have meghan coilovers installed

    • A: This strut bar should work with most coilovers, but we cannot guarantee fitment with all coilovers.

      Zach G. 2 years ago

  • AnswerQ: Fitment with a 4 inch intercooler  johnhertle2843 3 years ago

    I have a 4 inch top mount intercooler, will it fit with the bigger intercooler?

    • A: I would check to see how much higher your intercooler is over stock. The GTspec strut bar does have a lot of clearance but we cannot confirm fitment for yours because many variables could effect fitment.

      Nick S. 3 years ago

  • AnswerQ: How bad is the fitment issue  lacroixj1079088618 3 years ago

    I'm currently looking for a front strut bar for my 2006 STi and I'm seeing a trend between strut tower bars and clearance levels of the a/c lines. I'm just curious if you can confirm that you have any that fit with no clearance issues. I'll probably end up buying the GTSpec however due to so many positive reviews! thanks!

    • A: Because most strut tower bar designs are very similar, we cannot guarantee that there will be no clearance issues with the AC lines for 06-07 STI models.

      Zach G. 3 years ago

  • AnswerQ: fitment on 02 wrx  jakerWRX 4 years ago

    does this fit an 02 wrx with an sti top mount intercoller?

    • A: GT Spec has not confirmed fitment for the 02 WRX with STi top mount, therefore we cannot guarantee that it will fit. This will fit an STi with stock top mount, so it should work, but that is not confirmed.

      Zach G. 4 years ago

  • AnswerQ: clearance  Ethanwrxwagon 4 years ago

    with this clear the MRT TMIC

    • A: Unfortunately GTSpec can not guarantee cross fitment between brands. Depending on the height and angle of your MRT TMIC this may or may not work. I would recommend checking out some of the online forums to see what other people with the same intercooler are running.

      guest561671092a8d25a1658c55d3 4 years ago