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Old 09-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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I'd get rid of those LED reverse lights in a hurry, those projector style bulbs do not offer visibility from an angle. You should use an LED bulb that utilizes the reflector to maximze visibility from all angles. If you're in an accident and someone sees your projector style bulbs, that may put you at fault depending on local authorities.

Otherwise everything else looks great!
One thing about the stress bar is that I believe the CFM bar installation requires the rerouting of those AC lines, but I could be mistaken for the FSWerks bar...
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #12
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I'd get rid of those LED reverse lights in a hurry, those projector style bulbs do not offer visibility from an angle. You should use an LED bulb that utilizes the reflector to maximze visibility from all angles. If you're in an accident and someone sees your projector style bulbs, that may put you at fault depending on local authorities.

Otherwise everything else looks great!
One thing about the stress bar is that I believe the CFM bar installation requires the rerouting of those AC lines, but I could be mistaken for the FSWerks bar...
The stress bar does not require rerouting of the ac lines. It will be very close and maybe even touching but it will not harm anything.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #13
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How are those lug nuts cut? From what I hear its a big no-no to use aftermarket lug nuts on stock rims and the other way around because the taper of stock lugs tend to be more rounded while aftermarkets have a straight chamfer making them not seat properly.
Aftermarket lug nuts on the stock rims are perfectly ok as long as they are the correct style. Not all aftermarket lug nuts have a straight chamber...
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:43 PM   #14
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The stress bar does not require rerouting of the ac lines. It will be very close and maybe even touching but it will not harm anything.
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The bar went on fine, though there is some close chaffing from a line hitting the bar. There is some wiggle space on the line. Should I be worried or is it alright like that? I used a piece of cardboard and electric tape to prevent more stress on the two and any severe rubbing.


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Old 09-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #15
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The stress bar does not require rerouting of the ac lines. It will be very close and maybe even touching but it will not harm anything.
From FSWerks....


The CFM might be different but I couldn't find any installation instructions for the CFM bar.
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The CFM might be different but I couldn't find any installation instructions for the CFM bar.
I have the fswerks on my car and the lines do not have to be permanently rerouted. Simply loosened from that retainer in the pic then after you put the bar on you put the ac line retainer bolt right back.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #17
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is your ac line under the stress bar or on top to the left?
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:14 PM   #18
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Here is exactly how it sits.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #19
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so its just like mine, though you managed to get the bolt back on. did you have to bend it?
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I split mine but I used the rubber mounting thing to brace the left line against the bar for extra protection, don't have a picture of it but it works GREAT. Here is what mine looked like before I did that, it did touch it.

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