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Old 06-22-2005, 10:49 PM   #1
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Strut bar fabrication

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.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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You dont need one.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:35 AM   #3
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It depends on the car, so what do you have?
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
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It depends on the car, so what do you have?

I have a 97 Eclipse GS 420a
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:40 AM   #5
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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
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:42 AM   #6
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:44 AM   #7
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You dont need one.

Why not, it improves the body roll in turns to a certain extent
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:56 AM   #8
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... he needs one...
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:01 AM   #9
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... he needs one...

Okaaaayyy
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:48 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:50 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:34 PM   #12
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Integra...stfu im not crazy. 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.

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Integra...stfu im not crazy. 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.

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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
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:44 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:19 PM   #15
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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 road-racer.

If you just want one for looks... they're really cheap.
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