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WRX Sedan Rear Strut Tower Brace
Installation Instructions
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Step 1: Remove Rear Seat
  1. Remove (2) 12mm bolts from bottom seat cushion.
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  2. Remove bottom seat cushion.
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  3. Remove (4) 12mm bolts from bottom of rear seat cushion.
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  4. Pull up on seat back to remove. 
    Note: Be sure cargo pass through is unlatched.
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Step 2: Install Strut Brace Mounts
  1. Remove (3) 12mm nuts from each strut top.
    Note: The service manual recommends using new nuts.
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  2. Loosen or remove 14mm Bolts from seat belt retractors to make room to install strut brace mounts.
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  3. Remove strut brace mounts from bar.
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  4. Place strut brace mounts on strut tops.
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  5. Replace (3) nuts per strut.  Torque to 14.5 Ft/Lbs.
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  6. Reinstall seat belt retractor bolts.  Torque to 22 Ft/Lbs.
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Step 3: Install Bar
  1. Loosely fasten one end of the strut bar to one of the strut brace mounts.
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  2. Adjust threaded rod ends so bolt holes line up perfectly and insert bolt
    through the second strut brace mount. 
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  3. Tighten 8mm Allen head bolts and 15mm nuts.
  4. Tighten 17mm nuts on the threaded rods.
Step 4: Reinstall Rear Seats
  1. Reinstall rear seats in the reverse order.
  2. Be sure the seat belts work properly.
 

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