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Old 08-23-12, 07:33 PM   #16
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Looks clean. And it takes like 2 minutes to remove the side covers lol.
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Old 08-23-12, 07:35 PM   #17
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I might get one but it makes pulling your engine cover off such a pain in the ... For track days and you have to take it off for hours of track abuse or your oil psi goes through the roof
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Old 08-23-12, 07:37 PM   #18
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^^^^. I've never had probs with overheating on track days with the engine cover on..... I just open hood between sessions......
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It must be running pretty hot. I have two bars difference in oil psi with the cover on vs off. It's not that it's a problem but I don't don't want to run with oil that hot and thin for two or three hours, that motor cost way to much to risk popping.
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Old 08-24-12, 08:51 AM   #20
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I want to get the bar - i just font want to cut the engine bay covers - it wont look clean unless its done perfectly
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I want to get the bar - i just font want to cut the engine bay covers - it wont look clean unless its done perfectly
Then cut it perfectly
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Hey guys,

Just got the cusco front strut tower bar from charles at b2designs.
install wasn't too hard (took about 10minutes),
bar did look good without the plastic engine covers on
everything fit fine w/o any spacer modification or anything of that nature

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Finally cut into the plastic engine covers, the bar fits flush, you'd mistake it for oem

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overall, good buy.
you feel the bar only during, as lexus would say, "high-spirited driving"
but I am very pleased
what is that thing in front of the radiator?
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Old 10-26-13, 03:18 AM   #23
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^ Those are the ISS Forged RMI Intake Scoops. They claim provide more mpg by directing the airflow up towards your air intake. I just like it cause it stands out nicely behind the front grill. They have been discontinued but im sure you can contact ISS Forged a vendor on here and see what they can do for you.
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Old 10-26-13, 04:09 AM   #24
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Clean install! Good job!
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Old 01-14-14, 01:06 PM   #25
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Thanks guys, to cut the plastic I used a hacksaw (slowly and carefully) with the plastics secured.
I went little by little making repetitive trips to check if fitment was flush.
If I undercut it, I just went back to cut more.
But if I had overcut it, no going back to that!
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Great DIY and know this is bringing up an old thread...but I have a question as I am considering the TOMS Shock Tower Bar...is there anything particular that needs to be done when removing or replacing the three nuts on the top of the shocks? I assume removing the nuts is not a big deal as the weight of the car should keep the shocks in place...but when replacing them do you need to torque them back down at a certain rate? Thanks and that Cusco bar looks really good under your hood...
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