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Old 10-04-2005, 01:03 AM   #1
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Strut Bar Installation

I have an '05 ZX3 and just bought a FocusSport Strut Bar. When I went to install it, the passenger side of the bar slips right over the bolts while the drivers side hangs up half way down the bolts. Should I just push hard for it to seat or what?


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Old 10-04-2005, 03:17 AM   #2
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Just push for it. thats what i had to do with mine. took like 3 people but we finally got it on. hehe. good luck

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i notice your from washington. which city ?
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Old 10-04-2005, 04:14 AM   #3
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yeah just puch down on it....had the same problem.....had an even harder time taking it out when i was changing some wire stuff.....
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Old 10-04-2005, 08:24 AM   #4
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Just push for it. thats what i had to do with mine. took like 3 people but we finally got it on. hehe. good luck

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i notice your from washington. which city ?
35 miles south of you, Tacoma . So what brand of Strut bar do you have?
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Old 10-04-2005, 09:38 AM   #5
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or you could reem the holes out a little bit to make it slip over...
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^^^ thats what i did, works fine.
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Mine fit like a charm.
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JACK UP THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE CAR OR THE SIDE THAT THE STRUT BAR ISN'T SLIDING OVER EASILY.

Put the jack by the front wheel where the jack point is, jack it up so that it is raised up off the ground taking stress off the tower thus allowing the bar to fit smoothly over the bolts.
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Yup chad is right, the freaking directions said to do that too. I have also removed mine a few times and reinstalled it and have never had to jack it up again...
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:12 AM   #10
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Thanks. My bar never came with any directions.
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