Actually I did not get the whole strut bar as one piece. The rear strut bar consists of aluminum bar, which is identical to the front stock type R strut bar, and two steel brackets. It was far more easier to purchase the front brace bar and the two brackets separately, because those steel bracket are still manufactured by aftermarket manufacturer Tegiwa. So I went with this option and purchased them first and then the aluminum bar.
|OEM brace brackets from Tegiwa|
Fitting the brackets on top of the rear suspension requires cutting holes in the plastic trims and fitting u-shaped rubber over the edges to make it look clean. The most installations I've seen go with one oval cut per bracket. I decided to do two circular cuts per bracket.
|Modified plastic trims.|
First step was installation of the brackets on top of the rear suspension.
Second step was fitting the plastic covers over the brackets and the final step installation of the aluminium bar with 4 screws. Job done.
|JDM rear brace bar installed.|