Was told adding a Sway Bar or Strut Brace is Not Possible on my 2018 Impreza Sport. - 5th Gen Subaru Impreza Forum
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Question Was told adding a Sway Bar or Strut Brace is Not Possible on my 2018 Impreza Sport.

My issue is that I am trying to improve my ride and make it stiffer, more upright on the turns (body roll). I was told in every forum to do the following

#1 Sway Bars (Front/Back)
#2 Strut Brace
#3 (if I want) Stiffer Springs (I don't want to lower my car) - They said no option for stiffer springs or a coil-over w/o lowering my car by 1.5" or more.

The issue is that shops in my area tell me it's not possible on my car, no one makes these parts for my vehicle or any Impreza (non WRX) 2017-2019.

Is this true? Is there no way to do any of this on my car? They said it is only possible on a WRX / STI.

I have a 2018 Subaru Impreza Sport 5D 2.0.

I don't know where else to go? Subaru on Reddit and /r/Cars on Reddit says, of course, they make them, but so far not one brand, model, price, etc..

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If you go down about five topics in this very category you posted in. you will see the first of a few threads about it. Yes they do make them. Yes you can install them.

No you donít need a shop to do it.


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If you go down about five topics in this very category you posted in. you will see the first of a few threads about it. Yes they do make them. Yes you can install them.

No you donít need a shop to do it.


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Sadly not very helpful. I have already skimmed those topics and the site say this every time

Does not fit your 2018 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback
Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar > Does not fit
Nameless Sway Bar >>> Does not fit, WRX / STI only
list goes on.. so far nothing here that I can find shows it will fit my car.
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Cusco Front Strut Bar: https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/53708

Cusco Rear Strut Bar : https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/53709

Hardrace Front Sway Bar: https://hardraceusa.com/products/q01...5-4mm-3pcs-set

Hardrace Rear Sway Bar: https://hardraceusa.com/products/q01...-17mm-3pcs-set

These parts will fit your 2018 Impreza Sport. I have the first 3 installed on my 2018 Impreza 50th Anniversary Edition right now, so believe me when I tell you they WILL fit!

You can check out my build thread here: https://www.impreza5.com/forum/13-20...ary-build.html
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Sadly not very helpful. I have already skimmed those topics and the site say this every time



Does not fit your 2018 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar > Does not fit

Nameless Sway Bar >>> Does not fit, WRX / STI only

list goes on.. so far nothing here that I can find shows it will fit my car.


Those threads SHOW they fit with other members saying they fit as they have installed them. Ergo, they fit despite what the website fitment chart says. Not all websites update their fitment charts right when a new model comes out.


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Cusco Front Strut Bar: https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/53708

Cusco Rear Strut Bar : https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/53709

Hardrace Front Sway Bar: https://hardraceusa.com/products/q01...5-4mm-3pcs-set

Hardrace Rear Sway Bar: https://hardraceusa.com/products/q01...-17mm-3pcs-set

These parts will fit your 2018 Impreza Sport. I have the first 3 installed on my 2018 Impreza 50th Anniversary Edition right now, so believe me when I tell you they WILL fit!

You can check out my build thread here: https://www.impreza5.com/forum/13-20...ary-build.html
I have the front strut bar on my 2018 5 door sport too. Purchased from the same site. Fits like a charm.
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the nameless one fits, not sure why you cant find any but they're not hard to find.
EDIT:
You can buy coilovers and keep your ride stock height... not sure where you're getting your info from but thats entirely possible to do.
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As far as my research...I've found three companies with strut tower bars that fit.

Cusco
SSD
Nameless

None of the companies above say "do not fit"...though some will refer to the 5D as a hatchback instead of 5D. From my understanding, it doesn't matter if you have the hatchback or the sedan as far as strut tower bars are concerned.

Cusco can be found on a few different websites and the SSD and Nameless ones can be found directly on their own respective websites...
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+1 for the Nameless. Great price and has solid reviews. It 100% works on the hatchback.
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I have the SSD version on mine and there were no issues with fitment.

The others are right. The companies don't always update the website fit guides quickly & that's why reaching out to the companies directly or asking the masses that have them installed.
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