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    How to install Front and Rear Strut Bars on an Impreza Sedan

    Tools required:

    This is to install Megan Racing Bars

    (1) Ratchet socket driver

    (2) 2" extension for driver

    (3) #12 deep socket

    (4) #14 deep socket

    (5) #14 spanner

    (6) #17 spanner

    (7) allen key


    Installing front bar

    (1) Using the #12 socket and ratchet driver remove the 3 nuts from the shock head on either side of the engine bay.

    (2) Insert the strut bar with the "high side" closest to the firewall

    (3) Replace the 3 nuts on either side of the engine bay and tighten them

    (4) On either side of the bar itself there are 2 nut and bolts that need to be tightened to hold it together to the ring.
    Use the #14 spanner as a backup for the nut and #17 spanner for the bolt
    tighten to achieve firmness of the bar.

    After this your finished


    Installing Rear Bar

    (1) Remove lower and upper back seats with #12 socket and ratchet driver (you'll be able to see the rear shock heads now)

    (2) Remove the seat-belt holder on both left and right side using the #14 socket and ratchet driver.

    (3) Dismount the rear bar into 3 pieces (the two rings and the bar)

    (4) Using the #12 socket and ratchet driver remove the 3 nuts from the shock head on either side of the rear.

    (5) Insert the rings on either side of the shock heads (the part to connect the bar, should be to the back of the seat area) in the rear and run up the 3 nuts on either side using your hand.

    (6) Open trunk and when you look under the dash you would see where the bar goes, insert the bar and run up the nut and bolt with your hands

    (7) Go back inside the car and using the #12 socket and ratchet driver tighten the 3 nuts on either side of the rear.

    ( Replace the two seat belt holders

    (9) Go to the trunk area and fasten the bar tightly to the rings using the a allen key and #14 socket.

    (10) Replace rear seats.


    I didn't take any pics while doing it, but i will post pics showing the install.

    It took me about 45 mins to install both completely.

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    very good, Post Pics !!!
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    good work .

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    Where are the pics man!!
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    good stuff travis


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    what's the allen key for?
    i never needed that. probably difference between models?
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    the rear bar requires an allen key. the head of the bolt is round with the allen key slot

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