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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs up strut bar

I'm thinkin about putting a strut bar on my accord, wanted to see how effective this has been to your car's and if the installation is easy....any info will help, thanks
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Old March 27th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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hmm.. you joined oct. 2003 and still dont know the effect of a strut bar? what have you been doing all that time... and you only have 48 posts..

lol ..sorry but i think thats funny

but to answer your question yes get a strut bar.. i felt that it seems to reduce the boat feeling from turns.. that plus my rear sway bar.. those two really improved the handling of my car.. strut bar is really simple to install.. but mine was customized for my car..
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Old March 27th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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Takes about 5-10 minutes to install.

The search feature will get you more answers in less of a time than making a thread.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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F/S: 6th gen Neuspeed Strut Bar

it def makes an improvement in handling, and easy to install. if only it fits my gen7, but it doesnt so i have to get a different bar for my current car.

if you're interested... i have one for sale!
its a black neuspeed strut tower bar for 6th gen accords. let me know if you want it.

came off my 6th gen v6 coupe.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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thanks for the info guys.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #6
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To be honest if that's your only suspension mod you will not feel the difference at all... It is supposed to make your chassis more rigid but if you don't have upgraded shocks and springs (or coilovers) the bar isn't really going to do anything for you since your car will roll significantly when cornering. You notice differences when you have a collective amount of mods, not just one or two things done.

The bars take like five minutes or less to install. I have the Cusco bar but I have had an eBay one in the past. The only bars that are actually going to really be beneficial to you are going to be the Cusco bar, the Eibach bar (discontinued), the Comptech bar, and the Neuspeed bar (not sure if it's discontinued). The eBay ones have joints in them that to extend the bars which really doesn't do you any good because those points will be the weakest on the bar. You want it to be as rigid as possible, which is why I listed those four bars. They don't have extension type joints. There is an eBay bar that is a replica of the Cusco one but it is flawed. It will perform similarly to Cusco bar but the base that mounts to the car is not tall enough to get small hand tools around, so it is a real pain in the ass to tighten or loosen. Once it is on the car though it is a decent eBay bar. That is the only one I would purchase.

Also you should know that in reality you probably would be wanting to stiffen up the rear more than the fronts... Sway bars would be a much more effective way to make your car handle better. I have a Comptech rear sway and my car handles much better due to it. Rear sway bars are kind of ironic because they basically make your independent suspension in the rear, not independent. This causes the rear to rotate much easier than without it. So what I would suggest you do is to do some more research on what would suit your needs best, but if you are really looking to improve handling get a sway bar, not a strut bar.



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Old March 28th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #7
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^^^ this guy knows a thing or two about suspension (and I'm not talking flesh hook suspension ewwwww)

he's right, do other suspension stuff first... get coilovers, then a sway bar, then a strut bar.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #8
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thanks again for the info...
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Old March 30th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #9
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Old March 30th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #10
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The front strut bar on my car resolved any creaking noises I had when going up inclines at an angle...where only one corner of your car is going up at a time. Other than that...I think the rear sway bar helps more in cornering.

Progress makes a 24mm rear sway bar that we can use (I think it's made for the 04-08 TL)...or you can just get the rear sway bar from the 04-08 TL (including TL-S). If you get the bolts, brackets and bushings...it's a direct swap for your stock one.
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