Subir_roo said:I'm assuming it's the OEM Subaru one that he bought. To my understanding it's designed to prevent the towers from moving toward or away from each other (which any strut brace should do) to reduce roll but it enables them to twist/deflect forward and backward to try to keep the ride soft and smooth (which a regular stiff bar would limit).
Edit: I still wouldn't spend over $400 for a strut bar...
No problem! and yeah, im actually unsure of that. I didnt even have subaru put it on cause my brother is a mechanic so he just did it for me. I was going to buy it with the car, but the sales rep told me to just buy one thru ebay or another site and save money. Im assuming he wouldnt tell me that if it was going to void the warranty. then again, it is a subaru part. so i am unsure. if that helps!StephenDM said:This is an ignorant question, but what kind of warranty implications are there in installing a non-approved accessory on a Crosstrek? If you install a strut bar other than the OEM accessory for the Crosstrek, do you void your warranty with respect to suspension repairs? I would imagine there could be some value with respect to keeping the warranty intact by installing an OEM Crosstrek strut bar.
Thanks for the update Calex61 - I didn't even know these existed but am curious to learn more now.
All good my friend. As far as functionality of the "cheap-y," it works great. I've had it on for close to 3k miles. Love it!calex61 said:no worries man! thats a nice strut bar as well. i was going to buy one that said xv on it and was only 100 bucks as well... but my dad, being the stickler he is with cars, convinced me that i should just buy the subaru one. either way, how do you like that one in terms of handling.