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post #1 of 373 (permalink) Old 11-23-2017, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Subaru Specialty Products by tdck (CKE SSP)

I credit this forum and the XRT Chat Group. You all are my motivation and inspiration.

I am launching my own specialty performance manufacturing effort. CKE SSP It's no acronym, it's an abbreviation.

1st off here are my new ebay pages for my trans inserts.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17299551880...84.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17299553027...84.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17299553225...84.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17299553671...84.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17299554044...84.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17299554289...84.m1558.l2649

New products to come.


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CKE SSP Gen4 Little Boy Bushings

The 2010-2012 Legacy based vehicles all came with a 24mm front sway bar. 2.5, 2.5GT, 3.6 ... they all have a 24mm front bar. The popular upgrade, one of them is the 19mm rear bar kit.

Well once you are there. You need more reactive rubber to get the benefit from that new rear bar. The new RSB acts with greater force on the front. CKE SSP will be offering a performance upgrade front and rear bushing kit designed from the OEM style bushings. My castings are superior to other aftermarket styles, they are a direct copy of the OEM rubber. Plus, there are no other aftermarket styles.

Kits will be offered as well as individual front and rear separates.

I am currently looking for rear 19mm bar beta testers...

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CKE SSP Gen4 Big Boy Bushings

The 2012-2014 Legacy based vehicles got a 26mm front sway bar for 3.6 ...The popular upgrade for this car and the 2015\, is the 20mm rear bar kit. The 20mm rear upgrade works for Foresters and Crosstek as well.

Well once you are there. You need more reactive rubber to get the benefit from that new rear bar. The new RSB acts with greater force on the front. CKE SSP will be offering a performance upgrade front and rear bushing kit designed from the OEM style bushings. My castings are superior to other aftermarket styles, they are a direct copy of the OEM rubber. Plus there are no other aftermarket styles.

Kits will be offered as well as individual front and rear separates.

I am currently looking for rear 20mm bar beta testers...
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Neat.

Have you considered the Google search bar at the top of the forum?

Ours:
2002 Outback wagon 3.0 L.L. Bean no more: "Mal" 135,000 and counting.
Cloth interior swap. HIR1 high beam upgrade. Yellow Lamin-X fog light film.
2006 Outback 2.5i wagon: "Professor Sprout" 97,000 and counting.
HIR1 high beam upgrade.

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I hope to be picking up the 2015-2018 front and rear bar OEM bushings today. These last (2) from Gen6/5 will probably round out my development for a while.

The whole idea with this venture is to produce performance parts for unrecognized and unsupported models. It is possible, I may look into some BRZ or Crosstek applications. I don't know much about how folks mod those cars. For example ... the 2010 LGT sedan can go for an aftermarket Perrin 22mm rear bar. This bar comes with bushings. (but there is no upgrade whatsoever for the front, so my bushings help the stock front bar. However the Crosstek uses the same 20mm rear bar upgrade as the Gen6/5 Leggy/OB. Stock rubber bushings tho.

Bushings, reinforcement brackets and inserts are light installs, all being less than an hour. The sway bar bushing installs are more like 15 min. Heck, some folks have turned the trans insert into a 10 min job by by raising the transmission in place, stretching the hole, and installing the inserts by hand. I want to concentrate on inexpensive, easy upgrades that cost the consumer very little brain damage.

The end game is to be retailing these products through an online webstore or ebay pages. I don't expect to be peddling them on the many different forums. However, since this place is my home (feels like it) I figured I would start my exposure here. If I can get a few into some hands here, then I the good word will spread.

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anyone that drives a crosstrek does not mod anything.
I although I am sure there is one or 2 people out there that dumped WRX drivetrain and all its parts into one.
edit: or easier done: a crosstrek suspension added to lift on a WRX.



legacygt.com has enthusiastic modders that LOVE to buy performance parts,
even expensive used things from Francine. (because I started a thread over there linking back to here,....that guy with the all black LGT sedan with hideous red rally armours signed up over here to find those used parts).

SO what if a 1/3 or 1/2 or 2/3 of your future sales come from legacygt.com members that are not on subaruoutback.org (or on here very little).

so this is your main corner. and LGT.com is your occasional corner. its a big internet, you don't have to park the virtual taco truck in one place.
(taco trucks are mobile,...virtual ones,...you could have a fleet,....no need to even walk between them)


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anyone that drives a crosstrek does not mod anything.
Really?

https://subaruonlineparts.com/subaru...mm-p-3920.html

Hmm, then there is this....


And many of thses...

Rear swaybar

I thought I did my research on this one. You know, the search button. D*mn fake internets...

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so this is your main corner. and LGT.com is your occasional corner. its a big internet, you don't have to park the virtual taco truck in one place.
A little drop in one day on USMB is also in the mix. Once I get a little traction, if I gain any traction ... I will cast a large net.

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anyone that drives a crosstrek does not mod anything.
Challenge accepted!

...in like 5 years or so when I'm shopping for a new used car again baring catastrophe.

Have you considered the Google search bar at the top of the forum?

Ours:
2002 Outback wagon 3.0 L.L. Bean no more: "Mal" 135,000 and counting.
Cloth interior swap. HIR1 high beam upgrade. Yellow Lamin-X fog light film.
2006 Outback 2.5i wagon: "Professor Sprout" 97,000 and counting.
HIR1 high beam upgrade.

Family fleet:
2006 Outback XT Limited.
109,000 and bone stock.

Previous:
"Solstice" 1996 Outback wagon, totaled at 115K.
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Challenge accepted!

...in like 5 years or so when I'm shopping for a new used car again baring catastrophe.
@Brucey "had" one,....I am thinking he was drinking too much of the local WV water at the time.....

I guess if you really want to mod one of those,...eventually you will trade it for a Legacy, a Outback,...or a forester.

(maybe mod the front seats on the forester).

...get rich quick scheme # 4298,....make Denver area Forester seats nice to sit on for more then 45 minutes in a stretch. (new foam, reskinning,).


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