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Old 08-13-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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??What should i do??

??How should i cut my side carpet??


I made this to day



i have the built in sub so i can not do what i did to the other side (just weg the carpet in between body and bar)





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Old 08-13-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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I say just wedge it in the best you can..... and nice looking strut tower bar....

yeah cut holes...but in a triangler shape..so it lets you make a nice look seem under the bar
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:57 PM   #3
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The only thin is how the bend is on the sub side wont allow me to do so and i don't think i can get it out now it fits in omega tight lol
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:08 PM   #4
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What I did with mine was cut an x where the bolts went thru. Then beat it with a bfh to get it into place.


If you can't get it back out just cut the carpet in a rectangle shape then at the bottom put a slit in it so you can slide it over the bar.
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easy to get in. place a jack in the middle of the rear subframe and lift it till the tires are just off the ground. this relaxes the tension on the unibody. the bar goes in and out fairly easy this way.
Alls I did was stuck a piece of duct tape on the carpet (press it into it) then drill the hole, this will help prevent fraying. simply mount the bar right on top of the carpet, get all the bolts and nuts finger tight, let the car down and then tighten to spec.

Oh by the way, the bar is to high in the pick, it needs to be down more between the flats, it does nothing trying to control air.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:39 PM   #6
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kool thanks for the tip that will make things a lot easier
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i like the first one. it will be the cleanest of the choices
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easy to get in. place a jack in the middle of the rear subframe and lift it till the tires are just off the ground. this relaxes the tension on the unibody. the bar goes in and out fairly easy this way.
Alls I did was stuck a piece of duct tape on the carpet (press it into it) then drill the hole, this will help prevent fraying. simply mount the bar right on top of the carpet, get all the bolts and nuts finger tight, let the car down and then tighten to spec.

Oh by the way, the bar is to high in the pick, it needs to be down more between the flats, it does nothing trying to control air.

+1 Rep! I was thinking about this for when I got to mount that red strut bar I won at FocusFest. Thanks a lot! Oh, did you ever get your headlights figured out?
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lol, yeah, sorta...
It's temp fixed right now, i cut the 2 wires and reconnected so they worked right. but gonna have to remove the front and check all the wiring to see where it got screwed up. damn bodyshop...
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