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wondering if anyone else had a problem with noise after installing the cusco strut bar.

i dont know if the noise came from the strut touching something or what, it only happens on low rpm or idle so i dunno

thanks in advance
 

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Here's a picture of what I'm hoping is the same bar, but from a different angle.

There is also one that looks like your mazdaspeed bar.

 

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I'm hoping PHR responds with exactly the answer, and if they say, "Yes it fits," then I'll get the strut bar from them.


Fong, do you notice any scratches or perhaps a loose hose near the bar ?

What does the noise sound like ?

Originally posted by Risk3233:
Great guys.

But I want to know the bottom line.

Which of these bars actually fits the U.S. spec IS 300.
 

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If the bar looks like the one in the first picture above, then maybe this is the problem...

"We do not have one that correctly fits the IS300.
JH
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the rattle sounds like the whole damn car is shaking can feel the vibration, i think its because the bar touches the block itself, then when the motor is vibrating it vibrates the bar which is attached to the body and causes the vibrating, its not a horrible vibration, otherwise i would remove it but if it can be fixed i would like to do so.
 

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Darth, that is a work of art. Very nice :smile:

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how can the bar touch the engine block? I have the WIN strut bar and the 3peice cusco rear strut bar abd trunk braces I got no problem with mine they fit good and I get no rattling..
 

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Ummm... if you're referring to the picture I posted, it's of a Powerhouse Racing Supra... not my IS...

I honestly wouldn't trade in my IS for a 98 Supra. The IS fits my needs a lot better than any Supra... then again, my cousin's Supra does consistently hit low 13s.



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On 2001-11-10 03:40, valuetl wrote:
Darth, that is a work of art. Very nice :smile:

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Hi,

Just wanted to get more information on this problem with the Cusco strut bar. Anyone has pics of it installed on the IS300? Has the vibration issue been resolved? I am thinking on getting one if there is no issue with it. Please advise. Thanks :wink:

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As far as I know, the Cusco bar will almost surely not fit the IS300 properly. While the photo shows a Cusco bar on a 2JZ-GTE equipped Supra, the throttle body is placed differently (here its on the side, while on the IS it's placed on top, lowering the amount of clearance under the hood) and of course, the Cusco bar is designed to fit with a 2L inline 4 as opposed to a 3L straight six. I considered importing the Cusco bar, but the amount of work it would take to make if fit the IS would make it quite expensive, but then again if there were a lot of people willing to put some money down on it, we could try importing it and see exactly how much would have to be done to make it fit right.
 
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