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Behold, structural-integrity OCD drivers, products for the fourth generation Subaru Impreza have been released by Cusco, a highly-regarded performance parts company known for their limited-slip differentials (LSDs)! (Heck, Subaru/STI even designates Cusco as the competition LSD supplier for rally/race teams)

Note these are applicable to regular Impreza models, but not all of them are compatible with the XV.

http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/pdf/Subaru%20Impreza%20GP%20GJ_A4.pdf


These modifications will likely be most beneficial to those who drive spiritedly on pavement. Though I understand there will likely be no off-road performance benefit, I still like the feeling that a unibody has less flex to suffer over... And I can't help but feel like the only one interested in silly stuff like this.
 

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AlexAlejan said:
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And I can't help but feel like the only one interested in silly stuff like this.
Well I like to look at it...I just don't understand all of it ;)
Most of these bracing products are intended to improve the structural integrity of the unibody, as well as providing reinforcement to the suspension mounting areas so as to improve the responsiveness of the suspension during spirited driving.

The thicker sway bars reduce body roll during cornering and the endlinks are less likely to break compared to stock sway bar endlinks.


I'm sure our more-knowledgeable members can further explain in a manner that makes more sense.
 

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AWDfreak said:
AlexAlejan said:
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And I can't help but feel like the only one interested in silly stuff like this.
Well I like to look at it...I just don't understand all of it ;)
Most of these bracing products are intended to improve the structural integrity of the unibody, as well as providing reinforcement to the suspension mounting areas so as to improve the responsiveness of the suspension during spirited driving.

The thicker sway bars reduce body roll during cornering and the endlinks are less likely to break compared to stock sway bar endlinks.


I'm sure our more-knowledgeable members can further explain in a manner that makes more sense.


Actually, you explained it to near exacting definition for the parts listed. IMO anyway. (Not claiming myself in "more knowledgable"category!)
 

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good to see these parts are becoming available. i've had swaybars and strutbars installed on my 05 impreza wagon and they really helped reduce body roll and kept the car pretty level in tighter turns. the swaybars even helped the understeer a little during autocross. not sure how they'll react on the XV but i'm sure there are improvements over stock!
 

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Usually the Japan website rolls out new parts pretty far ahead of the US website so that's probably why they're not on there yet. With the spacers on the XV most of these probably wont fit since they bolt to points on both the suspension and the body of the car. With the extra height of the suspension you would have to compensate with a spacer on the body side mount or make bracing specifically for the XV's suspension differences. The few of these that bolt between points on the suspension would probably be just fine though.
 

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Very awesome, I have been waiting for something like this, though I can't see where to find it on their website, http://www.cuscousainc.com.

http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/pdf/Subaru%20Impreza%20GP%20GJ_A4.pdf
I see that from the OP, but I was looking for the products on their website. Seems like this is the page, http://www.cuscousainc.com/search/parts/index.php?manufact=SUBARU&car_name=SUBARU+XV&kata_name=GP7

EDIT - Doesn't seem like the product links on that page work.
 

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Hello everyone
I just join the post. I have a khaki XV and did some mod on the suspension. I took my 2012 WRX parts and many fit the XV.

cusco front strut bar, the rear is too long so. It is going up for sale. Rear lateral arms that can adjust camber and toe, much stronger that stock. I also put on rear Whiteline 22mm Adjustable sway bar with kart boy endlinks from and rear. The front whiteline swaybar does not fit so I am leaving the stock bar for now.

I had the car aligned at -.8deg front and rear and the XV drives similar to My WRX. The steering ratio is different so need more input to turn, but the car feel pretty precise.

With the changes, the car got rid of the Subaru bounce from the under damp shocks and most of the body roll are gone unless I do quick transition turns.

I may get the body brace under the car later, other than the brake pedal flex too much during hard braking, the car drives very nicely now. Still waiting for a brake brace once is available for this car.

Kebebe
 

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Sweet! I'm going to have to check those part numbers and see what I can get at work! ;D
 

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UPDATE: due to Cusco's new catalog system, the PDF catalogs for parts are no longer available.

To save time, I've uploaded an image screenshot of the suspension and chassis parts that Cusco makes which are confirmed to be compatible with the XV's chassis, the GP chassis.

Cusco Subaru XV Crosstrek parts (GP, GP7, GPA, etc)

http://i.imgur.com/XBlI81q.png




スバル XV (GP7) ,インプレッサ(GP7/GJ7)用各種パーツ新発売


[更新] スバル XVハイブリッド(GPE)各種パーツ新発売


article on XV Crosstrek http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/parts_product/subaru_xv_crosstrek_suspension.html
related media in article: http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/pdf/Subaru%20XV%20Crosstrek_A4.pdf
http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/pdf/Subaru%20XV%20Crosstrek%20Letter.pdf

article on XV Hybrid http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/parts_product/subaru_xv_hybrid_gpe_new_produ.html
 

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So far I've installed a Super Pro 22mm adj rear sway, with stock end links, and a Plus 1 wheelset. Summer wheel set is 18x8 et45 wheels, with Hankook Ventus Evo 2 245/45/18. The car is very well composed, and tossable with this simple combo. I finally have an appointent with a local shop, to install the Raceland coilovers on the XV. I have a Whiteline rear camber kit for adjustment post drop. Planning on a 2 1/2" drop F&R.

I have a front strut brace coming, but no more. Even with the drop, the XV will still have a ride height inches above a stock height Impreza. Add 45 series tires into the mix, instead of 35 or 30 series...and a measley 148 hp, I don't see the need for additional chassis bracing.
 
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