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Old 11-12-2008, 03:09 PM   #51
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There are no alignment issues, drops right in. Ask Roushturboedzx3 if it fits your car.
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made my own bracket for my strut bar.
That's a clever idea as it makes the bar readily removal. I would, however, put a gusset or two (triangulate) on either side of the "L" bracket so it won't bend under any potential stress.
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I don't know...the only suspension part is shocks which deal with up and down motion. There is no force on them while cornering. All the force goes to control arms and frame.

This bar is keeping shocks from moving. I guess during cornering the little force that shocks experience, is transferred between two points.

I think the perfect setup would be combination of FS bar with BRP lol. So that it bolts to the shock nut and to the body somehow.
Like front bar is bolted to the strut and to the body at the same time.
beef got it right, shocks only work in 1 direction, they cant really resist any side to side motion, so tieing into the shock to stiffen up the rear may not be effective, unless you can tightent it enough that it can grab and hold onto the shock tower. It may be about as effective as a front strut bar (but im not gonna get into that argument). anyways for some it may make a difference, for others it might not. personally i have never used a BRP bar, i have a regualr rear stress bar and i love it.
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The rear shocks are not actually floating in the rubber. inside the rubber there is a big metal washer that when bolted squezes against the body so its actually is connected to the body. the reason i built this kind of rear strut bar is because i was not happy with the focussport one.
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mods, can u change the title to reflect it being a strut/stress bar, not a sway bar?

i didnt name the thread that, it was changed by the mods.....

so you tried the FS bar roush? u didnt like it? i wonder about doing both lol. but i dont want to drill. can anyone else say that the FS-style would be better/more worth it? i DO want the best. if i MUST drill, i will. just dont want to. at all. lol.
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im using the FS bar and right now im just playing with the material for the "L" bracket not yet perfect.
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The rear shocks are not actually floating in the rubber. inside the rubber there is a big metal washer that when bolted squezes against the body so its actually is connected to the body.
The big washer is floating on rubber, not the body. The whole strut bearing assembly is sitting on a big ring of rubber in addition to the rubber around the the bearing. If it wasn't floating in rubber these would be awfully noisy street cars.
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yes as I said it's in the rubber but when bolted together it's still connected to the body like you said the rubber is there to keep of quiet
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so it is, or isnt connected to the body? far as i can tell, the shock towers are a part of the body. so, u connect them, ur connecting the body....right?
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