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Old 02-23-2008, 01:32 AM   #11
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i did that and i was still having a bit of a hard time getting the bar on...but my mindwet was if i did that it would drop the suspension out and i could wiggle the bolts better...i just hope the guy who posted on here didnt post this then go out in his garage and start drilling without waiting for a responce...that would be a waste of money..which would suckkk!
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:44 AM   #12
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DO NOT DRILL A HOLE!!!!!


it looks good with it on....check it out!
That Cool-Flo looks Mighty Nice
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:59 AM   #13
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I got a Focus Sport front strut bar through CFM. It does not fit correctly. I also wasn't very impressed with the powdercoating on the bar. The bar has small scratches all over like it was scuffed with steel wool or something. I have left CFM a message, and am waiting on a respose. I am sure that I will not get one until Monday. No matter how you turn the bar one bolt hole will not line up. Maybe they will give me a discount or something. After being so excited about putting this on , I am deeply dissappointed. This is supposed to be a simple mod. Just crap. Let me know if you have any expierence dealing with CFM and how they are.

I think you have to move one of the things to get it to fit. I had the Ford Racing front strut bar and it didnt fit because there is a thing on the way, so Mike (b16sir1991) move one of the things and it fits like champ.


Or you may have gotten the wrong strut bar.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:15 AM   #14
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thanks dude...looks even better with my new cfm 67mm tb that i just put on :P
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:31 AM   #16
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I installed mine just fine without lifting the car up........
I noticed an improvement in quickness of steering response.
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Do bore it out a little. It is not supposed to fit extremely tight. Jack the car up by the subframe to release all pressure from the suspension. Now the suspension is at is totally relaxed position. Put the bar on one side and lay it on the other side which does not fit. Take a pencil and scribe the bolts outline onto the back of the bars plate and bore it out to that line.

The bar, when installed correctly should slide very easily over the bolts. Forcing it on could even mess with the suspension of the car. This is exactly the reason why most really nice bars found on other cars come with two plates that mount directly to the struts and an adjustable bar in the middle so you can get it to sit very nicely. You want the bar to fit very nicely with the suspension in its "neutral" position.

And since the source of the bar fitting poorly is the holes being too far apart to be accepted by the bolts boring them out to where they fit perfectly over the bolts will have NO ill effects whatsoever. (i hope you get my meaning. the best i know how to describe it)

Edit: And the best way to bore it out is with a rat tail file. A little slow but much more exact at boring out to your line on that one side of the hole than drilling.
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when i got mine it didn't fit either all i did was jack the car up right in front of one of the rear tires on the pinch weld and it slid right on, try that.
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Thanks Strider. It has clearance just no way to line up the bolt holes on one side. Some people on here suggested jacking up the car. I think I will try that. Laters
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I did not drill. I am going to try again today with more patience. Thanks for the tips guys!
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