The strut towers have always been right up to the firewall on Foresters. A lot of people say you don't need it. All I can tell you is that I put one on my SG and had it until I got a new splitter. The bar interfered with the splitter, so I removed the bar. You could tell the difference when it was removed.
This is not a performance mod, it does not keep your car flatter or pull higher g's. It is a feel mod. The steering felt "tighter" going over uneven pavement and on initial turn in. The car felt more solid. I'm as much a fan of making the car feel better and more enjoyable to drive, as I am of making it perform better.
'05 XT 5 spd VF - SOLD
'13 XT Touring