How-To: Install Cusco Rear Lateral Links on 2013 Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ

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We were installing the Air Lift Performance Air Suspension Digital Combo Kit on one of our employee’s 2013 Subaru BRZ and he bought a few other goodies to install while we had it apart. So here we have a simple how to installing the Cusco Rear Lateral Links for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. These were a breeze to install and they take just the most basic of tools.
Here’s what Cusco has to say about them:
Cusco’s adjustable pillow ball lateral links helps control unwanted force under acceleration and braking. They are designed to secure traction in drifting and stability during acceleration under high speed cornering. We love them due to the camber adjustments that should have come on this car from the factory!

Sounds great to us! So let’s get the tools together to get this job done!

1) Ratchet ½” drive
2) 19mm, 14mm, 17mm sockets
3) 17mm, 14mm wrenches
4) Hammer (not necessary, but you might need it to tap the bolts out)

This install is very easy. It’s simply 4 bolts/nuts after you pull your rear wheels off. So, get your car up on jack stands securely, or use a lift like we did, and pull your rear tires/wheels off. Now that we have that done, you can see here the four bolts/nuts we have to remove to get the stock rear lateral links off. Take the three 17mm nuts loose, then the 14mm nut and tap the bolts out. Be careful, the lateral link will fall right out when you get these loose.

Now place the stock lateral link next to the Cusco link and make sure they are the same length, try to get them as close to exact as you can. Tighten up the adjustments on the arm and place it where you took the factory one out. Slide the bolts in all four holes and make sure everything is tightened to factory specifications. Don’t forget to use the bolt and nut that came with the link or you’ll find that one nut won’t thread onto the bolt quite enough.

You can see the bolt here that they provide in the kit.

That’s it! Wasn’t that easy? Now, put your tires/wheels back on, sit your car on the ground and go for a drive. You might not feel the difference right away, but when you start driving your car spiritedly, and take it to the track, that’s when you’ll appreciate your purchase. Thanks for reading!

Corby

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