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Old 04-04-11, 01:45 PM   #1
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First time poster, just wanted to give some info back to CL. I've ordered a set of BCR Coilovers from RavSpec and they included a GTSpec Strut tower bar for free. Even tho the strut bar was made for an IS250, i tried to install them anyways. They seem to fit fine on my 3GS. Here are some pics.. Enjoy..

BTW.. Once I've collected all my suspension parts. i will be doing a DIY on the BCR Coilovers,Swift assist springs, F-sport sway bars and Megan control arms. here is my list so far. Everything is here except my coilover. I will be posting pics of all my parts soon.

GTspec Strut tower brace
BCR Coilovers
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Part# MR-6715- Rear UP control arm
Part# MR-6713 Rear Toe control arm
Part# MR-6712 Rear upper Camber control arm

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Old 04-04-11, 01:48 PM   #2
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Not sure why my pictures did not post. Here we go again...
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Old 04-04-11, 01:54 PM   #3
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More pics of my Goodies
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Old 04-04-11, 02:24 PM   #4
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cool stuff.

i've always wondered why our cars didn't have the brace.

even the last generation ES had the brace.
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Old 04-04-11, 03:53 PM   #5
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so any strut tower brace from is250, fits on the 3GS? gs300 awd , 350, or 430?
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Old 04-04-11, 04:53 PM   #6
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I'm not sure, but seems like they will fit since this GTspec strut tower brace was made for a IS250. But don't quote me on it.
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Old 04-04-11, 06:34 PM   #7
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I'm not sure, but seems like they will fit since this GTspec strut tower brace was made for a IS250. But don't quote me on it.
notice any difference, what does it exactly do for your car
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Old 04-04-11, 06:43 PM   #8
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enhances rigidity? lessens flex, reduces rattles ?

who knows
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Wow you autox?

Nice stuff!
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Old 04-04-11, 09:11 PM   #10
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awesome!!! i the tom's strut tower brace.. glad there is an alternative!
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Old 04-04-11, 09:37 PM   #11
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How is the clearance over the engine cover with the stb? Does anyone make it for the rear. I remember having just the front on my IS was a no no w/o the rear when pushing it, then again different suspension.
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Old 04-05-11, 08:38 AM   #12
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Sorry for the late response guys. After installing the STB. I notice that my car do handle better. It seems more responsive and nimble. Definitely worth the investment . I can't wait to get all my suspension parts in and really see how it handles.

I do not Autocross or race. but i do plan on doing some canyon carving. Maybe take a few days off to just cruise down HWY 1. I just wanted to make sure my suspension is setup correctly, so once i get my rim (Vossens 083), i would be able to fully utilize my tires. I've been reading a lot about uneven tire wear. And at $500 a pop for a pair of rear tires, i think its worth the investment to get my rear camber setup correctly.

The strut bar seems to fit fine without hitting the hood or insulation under the hood. no clearance issue here.

I'm getting my Coilover today, will be posting some more pics..
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The strut bar seems to fit fine without hitting the hood or insulation under the hood. no clearance issue here.
I think the questions is: can you put back the two plastic covers on each side of the engine? without any additional modification?
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Very interesting, very good choice of products!
What does the swift assist springs do? Are they an add on to the BCR system?
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take a look at your bc coils. i think you'll be surprised by what they say too
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