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Old 06-28-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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Will a duratec strut bar fit a SVT focus?

My question is, will a duratec strut tower bar fit a SVT? Is there some type of fitment issue with the strut towers themselves?

Also, I know that they made a separate bar for a reason, BUT I want to know if it will fit the strut bolt locations for the most part, not if it will clear items etc.

Finally, this is really a SVT specific issue, mods could you leave it for some svt people to gander at for a bit before moving it to the suspension forum


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Sorry, but suspension questions still don't belong in engine performance chat.

According to this:
http://www.focussport.com/stressbars.htm
There are two separate listings now for the Duratec and Zetec/SPI/SVT.
It's most likely not that the strut towers are different,
but it's due to the intake and exhaust being at opposite ends between the two.

You realize, a strut bar gives you a great place to rest your hand when working on the car,
but not much if any improvement in handling.
The fOCUS has "triangulated" strut towers that tie into the firewall rather securely as it is.
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Here's pics of both, and no, it sure doesn't look like the 2 will interchange.
I'm betting the Duratec bar will interfere with the airbox and TB intake.

Duratec bar:
http://www.newedgeperformance.com/Pr...s/Dcp01645.jpg

Zetec/SPI/SVT bar:
http://www.newedgeperformance.com/Pr...79_3227207.gif
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