I was wondering if it would be possible to fabricate my own strut bar? Is
it simply a peice of aluminum welded to a base that attatches to the strut
tower or is it a peice of alluminum filled with actuall parts? If any one
has tried this or has anything advice or any opinions about this, please
let me know.
You dont need one.
It depends on the car, so what do you have?
I have a 97 Eclipse GS 420a
I would suggest to buy one thats already made, I tried to do it but it is not as good as quality as the pros make it
You dont need one.
Why not, it improves the body roll in turns to a certain extent
... he needs one...
There's no way a 420a Eclipse needs a strut bar... there's so many other things that are needed to make that car fast... strut bar won't actually improve anything. Most people just get them for looks.
True but it make body roll a little better so after you put that on, get performance parts.
Integra...stfu im not crazy. :wink2: I think he needs one cause personally
i think they help keep your car on the road. If you have it low and you
have a strut and lower tie bar then when you hit those corners at high
speeds then they really do come in handy. Although i do aggree that money
could be well spent on the engine instead of a strut bar.
BTW... Teg, you know im :joking:
But the thing is he can't go fast with the 420A because it is a shitty motor. And if I didn't know you were joking it would have been like a couple months ago :laughing:
strut bars dont even make the freaking car faster.... ffs.....
they mainly help resist a little bit more of the stresses put on the chassis while turning (or some other force that may act upon the chassis on some other case).
some ppl notice the difference in body roll and such, others dont, but in the end, strut bars do make a difference..... just not as much as some ppl claim.
also, they aint that expensive, it all depends on where u get them at.
My point was that he needs a full suspension/sway bar system already in
place before he will notice any difference from a strut-tower rod. They
are truly beneficial if you actually plan on autocrossing or road-racing
your car. Otherwise don't worry about it. The flex of the suspension
points is real and measurable, but it all depends on the vehicle.
Strut-tower rods are on my list of modifications... but it's the very
bottom item, but, the reason I own my car is as a daily driver and weekend
If you just want one for looks... they're really cheap.
yeah...but you knew im just kidding with ya :mrgreen: btw im going today to get my Teggie @ 4:30...
What is it drive/look like :hi:
The 420a is a fine motor. Just because it doesnt run on rice doesnt make it bad.
The only kind of rice I like is white :ticking: I didn't say anything about "ricing it up" did I?
Rice-burner is a term for any japanese car
Okay, front strut bars are CHEAP. You shouldnt need to fabricate one.
DC Sports for $91 http://www.optauto.com/index.htm?stocknumber=DC-CSB1001
Can the rear DC for the same price... http://www.optauto.com/index.htm?stocknumber=DC-CSB2007
$40 for a no name brand front strut bar http://www.dsmparts.com/customer/product.php?productid=320&cat=107&page=1
drives pretty good...clutch is a lil sticky but i can fix that no prob. and its the 97 body style, dark blue, with white factory rims :laughing: its nice