Currently I have only seen one that fits right; all others are a hack of some sort unless custom made. http://www.corksport.com has them. I have never seen the Mazdaspeed one or the Gab one. I have the CS one myself.
i bought a front bar from a guy that was selling his 88 mx6 gt. bar fits nice, looks nice, and didnt cost me $200. i think he got it from the local performance shop here in town. god i hate that place. but on the cool side he does have 6 rx7's out front. ohh and he can import skylines, i know this b/c everytime i walk in the door he asks me if i want one. not that, that means anything.
well i believe there was two brackets on there, cant remember now. but it is sitting on top of one bracket. i set it on top b/c it fits inside the upward bends on the bracket. i used washers on the other side to compensate for the height difference.
No; the bracket that sits on top of the front strut towers. For a strut bar to be effective it must sit right on top of the strut tower. That is why the CS bar is one of the only ones that really fits. The others are mostly cosmetic.
Take a look at these pictures. You will understand.
i understood that to begin with, when i did it i jacked the car up off of the ground to take the tension off of the strut mount bolts, then put the bar in snug, when i lowered the car the bolts sqeezed the bar even more. trust me that mofo is working. i took it out for a little while just to see if it truly doing anything, and i can tell a difference when cornering at high speeds.i cant believe that 2mm that it is sitting up is causing that bar not to do anything.
The reason it works better when it sits flush with the top of the strut tower, is that the bar is supposed to derive it's strength through a clamping force (bolts clamping it down to the metal), NOT a shearing force (where the energy is being transferred into the shaft of the bolt in a sideways direction.) Hope that makes sense.
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