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Old 06-01-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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lil help rear stress bar

ok i got the front stress bar and im goin to buy the rear bar and i was wondering how hard is it to install.


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Old 06-01-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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It isnt that hard you just want to be clean with your cuts.(dont want the hatch to look stupid)
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It's easy cept it helps to have another person line up the bar when it comes time to screw it in. Like anything else having everything in order helps. Comes with directions. Remove hatch interior, line up washer, drill hole, sand down burs and touch up paint the exposed metal, poke hole in interior piece, then screw in bar. Make sure its even. Good Luck.

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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what exactly does it do
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:14 AM   #5
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prevents the chassis from flexing in the rear making it more rigid.
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more flatline. no body roll.
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:53 AM   #7
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i see, doesn't the rear sway bar also do that?
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I Dont Know Sway Bars Are Tricky
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i see, doesn't the rear sway bar also do that?
No, the stiffer a rear swaybar, the harder it is for the rear suspension to move independantly. This leads to a flatter back end around corners, since the the outside wheel and suspension components are compressed under hard cornering, the rear swaybar forces the inside wheel to also compress (to a degree determined by the size, and therefor resisitance to twisting of the bar).

A rear stress bar will essentially make the chassis more stiff, so it doesnt flex under cornering. On paper, it makes the car more predictable. In reality it doesnt do too much (for our setup and usual driving circumstance). The front strut bar does almost nothing, that job is already being done by the close firewall.
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No, the stiffer a rear swaybar, the harder it is for the rear suspension to move independantly. This leads to a flatter back end around corners, since the the outside wheel and suspension components are compressed under hard cornering, the rear swaybar forces the inside wheel to also compress (to a degree determined by the size, and therefor resisitance to twisting of the bar).

A rear stress bar will essentially make the chassis more stiff, so it doesnt flex under cornering. On paper, it makes the car more predictable. In reality it doesnt do too much (for our setup and usual driving circumstance). The front strut bar does almost nothing, that job is already being done by the close firewall.
Thats actually really good info.

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