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Old 11-11-2008, 04:04 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Insane View Post
Also I wouldn't want to put any stress on the bolts. Imagine if one broke off..
There not that much stress on those bolts. That bar is meant to tie two shocks together and connect the rear end as one unit and to strengthen it.
I don't think we are comparing apples to apples here.
FS bar works differently than BRP.

I believe FS bar works mainly with body flex. BRP ties everything together making sure it stays where it should be.

In the end looks like achieving the same result of less sloppiness in the rear during cornering.

I've had BRP bar for about half a year now and haven't had any problems and it works. I'm not the only one who has it, ask honhon if you don't believe me.

Maybe FS does better job. I can't judge.

How much flex in the rear are we talking about? 1/4 inch max? Even if there is that much flex, nuts are tighten to only 13ft/lbs and sitting on the rubber bushing which if necessary will absorb any force before bolts break.

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