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Old 03-21-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Reveiw: Focus Sport Rear Stress Bar

Installed this goody in abut 45 minutes. Install is easy, and a buddy helps to adjust the bar and get it into place. Requires drilling two holes. Bolts installed from the rear wheel wells. You're supposed to poke holes in the interior carpet, but I'm a light weight geek and shaved 4lbs, so I kept them out (for now).

All in all, the rear rattles much less. The car feels more solid over rough patches in the road, and the big beefy bar makes people say "What the hell is that!?!?"

I'd buy it again, no doubt!!



I chose black because I wasnt going for the 'bling' factor...function over form as I like to say...


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Old 03-21-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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...oh, and it doesnt help to keep dogs in the back either...they just make you fear hitting the brakes and them going flying over the bar. My baby got spaid today, and she sat in the hatch (I put my trunk mat in for her...I can bear the 7lbs temporarily). I was SO worried she'd get flipped over the bar.......should keep the groceries from sliding around though!!
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:34 PM   #3
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it looks pretty hot just add the roll cage and your kicken!
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Old 03-22-2005, 04:02 AM   #4
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how does that attatch? does it just wedge in? doesnt seem like it would really do much without being attatched to the shock towers
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Dude clean your car :)
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I'm trying to figure out how exactly it divides the trunk. It looks to be about 6" off the trunk floor and about 4-5" from the back of the rear seats (if you still had them ). Does that sound accurate?
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can you post closer pics of the mounting point and also the top of the strut towers?


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Old 03-22-2005, 03:13 PM   #8
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I'll post pics tonight of the requested above..

..and yeah, it does bolt in..doesnt just chill there...it bolts in from the wheel well...

...its too cold lately to clean my car!! ;-P
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Old 03-22-2005, 03:22 PM   #9
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77 degrees in gump town, always a good day to be outside here , i hope the rear bar is easier to install than the front tower brace..i had to hammer that thing in, not cool..i like your interior, looks like mine heh.
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That's gotta be the messiest SVT...
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