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Old 03-06-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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got bored made a front stabilizer bar hehehe

well i figured why not i have a bunch of the material so i went for it. i think i might make a new one clean it up really good and sport it. i will get pictures up as soon as i finish painting it. got to go make history later





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Old 03-06-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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post some pics of the progress
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you might want to watch it looks like it's hitting the battery and could short it out.
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you might want to watch it looks like it's hitting the battery and could short it out.
Yea other then that it looks good. Although a straight bar is usually better.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:42 PM   #5
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Well.........it looks cool. Do you think it'll really do anything?
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:46 PM   #6
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IDK if it's a big deal or not, but if it were me I'd want the base's on all three screws. Also, watch that battery possibly shorting out. Otherwise, looks great!
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Nope! Strut tower bars are purely aesthetic.

Looks great though Doug!

You should have mounted it to a plate that attaches to each of the 3 bolts on the strut tower. Have any sparks yet or your battery blow up yet? Or is that just an extra ground????
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Nope! Strut tower bars are purely aesthetic.
BULL. And I agree, you should have it holding onto all 3 bolts on the struts, because it actually does get stressed from flex.
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I call your bull. lol. Look where the strut towers on the car are located? They are pushed right up against the firewall which ultimately is the piece of metal that holds the front of the car together. The strut towers on these cars don't have much flex in them at all. You won't see any performance outta a strut tower bar on the Focus. A Mustang or car that has the towers towards the center of the engine bay however is a different story. On the Focus it truly is aesthetic.
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I call your bull. lol. Look where the strut towers on the car are located? They are pushed right up against the firewall which ultimately is the piece of metal that holds the front of the car together. The strut towers on these cars don't have much flex in them at all. You won't see any performance outta a strut tower bar on the Focus. A Mustang or car that has the towers towards the center of the engine bay however is a different story. On the Focus it truly is aesthetic.
Times two. Now maybe when his car becomes freaking older then dirt then it will help it but they don't do jack squat.
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