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Cusco Power Brace Front Member

MODEL # CUS 672 492 FMLHD

$223.52


4.9

5 STAR
89%
4 STAR
11%
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Cusco Power Brace Front Member
Ian L. 6 months ago
First off the part looks great in person once opened from the box, it matches all the other Cusco blue braces. I installed this on a 2006 STI, so to install this bad boy, you gotta take off the from bumper skin/plastic bumper to actually access where this goes. Many of said you need to do some trimming of the plastic bumper once you have this part installed for it to fit back on right, that is incorrect for a 2006/2007 STI, YOU DO NOT NEED TO TRIM ANYTHING ! The bottom/center bolt on the brace connects to the car, replaces a plastic push clip that goes along with all the others to keep the plastic bumper skin on, you will know what i'm talking about if you have taken off your front bumper skin, it is dead nuts center on the inside of the skin. Once the brace has been installed and all torqued down well, you just put back on the front bumper skin, it's that simple for the install. One thing I did since the center hole on the front bumper skin would not be used with that push clip anymore, I just made sure that hole hooked onto the threads from the center bolt from the front power brace, they stick out a bit, enough for you to hook that hole over it and it will stay very firmly in place. Put back all your other push clips and snap the bumper back on all good, and you are done ! The part is visible from the front once the bumper is back on and in place, it is not a hey look at me kind of view, but you see it a bit. Ok so far as performance, well, I have all the other Cusco braces as well, so I wanted to get this in conjunction, after driving the car around a bit, I did notice that the front end seemed a bit stiffer/solid if that makes sense. I am still on stock set up as far as springs and all that, but I do have strut tower braces and all the Cusco lower power braces and Cusco front/rear sway bars. I felt the difference more driving on the freeway, than the street due to more turns and all that. Would I recommend buying this ? Yes, if you have other braces and sway bars like I do, then it's a definite Yes, I did notice a difference, not huge, but in my opinion every little bit helps, also I don't think a FMIC would fit with this part, so if you plan on going that route in the future, I would save your money and spend it on something else just my 2 cents. And as always RSD has the parts I want/need for my 2006 STI in stock and at great prices.
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Perfect item
Anil 2 years ago
The cusco brace is a great item, fits perfect with small modifications on bumper. Recommed to all gd owners
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Perfect item
Anil 2 years ago
The cusco brace is a great item, fits perfect with small modifications on bumper. Recommed to all gd owners
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Looks fantastic and easy to install.
kuabara18260225 4 years ago
Nothing more to say. Simple bolt-on affair after removing bumper. Didn't have to do any cutting of the bumper on my '06 STi. Looks great and adds some aggressiveness to the front end!
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power brace
Brian P 4 years ago
Installed on 02 wrx. Bar works with 02 usdm & jdm bumper beam. For me it's more of a cosmetic mod because it does absolutely nothing, but you know you still want it. Install of the actual bar was a breeze with just 3 bolts, trimming takes up most of the install time.
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Fancy.
Brock Samson 5 years ago
Didn't even get past the install due to mounting issues thanks to the original owner of the car. Brace looks fantastic with that Cusco blue. Installation looked like a breeze. Front mounts are for girls anyways! ;)
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No modification needed here. 06 STI
plumma 5 years ago
There was no bumper or beam modification needed for this install on my 06 STI. Great looking support piece, front mount will not be able to fit with this though..
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mdel41530174 7 years ago
This is by far the best looking front end mod i ever did period. Only problem for me was i had to trim the crap out of my front bumper in order to make this fit. Overall this item is hella clean. Since i dont have a front mount, i dont need it, thanks to this item
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It's cusco so it has to be good.
Awakethroughmotion53729 4 years ago
Installed on a 06 sti. Required zero modification. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it doesn't really do anything performance wise because it just bolts up right under the bumper beam. It does look good though and is somewhat a rare piece.
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