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Old 12-14-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Massive Speed Front Strut Bar Install Problem?!!

Hi guys, can anyone tell me how they got their massive front upper bar installed?? Mine does not fit. I mean, it does, but it wont clear the furthest bolt's threads...so about a mm off. Friccin annoying. I tried jacking up one side, but no help. So, can you guys give me your tips? And yes, it is the right one for the duratec.

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Old 12-14-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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wow....20 views, and no input...
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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sounds like the hole mightve been off a lil bit... i would just bust out a drill and open it up a lil bit if its only a mm or so...
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You have to jack BOTH front wheels off the ground to unload the suspension. By then there should be enough clearance to tap it down with a rubber mallet.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:28 PM   #5
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You have to jack BOTH front wheels off the ground to unload the suspension. By then there should be enough clearance to tap it down with a rubber mallet.
So you just jack up the front and unbolt the three bolts on the tower? You don't have to jack up the wheel right? I just ordered one today and don't want to run into any problems.
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Yep, both front wheels off the ground. Out of all the strut tower bars ever made, I bet the percentage of them that actually drop in without some force is quite slim. Everycar that I've modded my suspension on needed a little grunt to get them on.

A strut tower bar has to be preloaded with some form of energy in order for it to do it's job.
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ok thank you.
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I got 1 last week from Steeda but haven't had a chance to install it yet so this looks like it may come in handy for me to know before I install mine :)...
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Steeda's is a little different...
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