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Megan Racing strut tower bars - knockoffs?

alright, so i was going through the 5th gen parts guide:
5th Gen Parts Guide

and clicked the strut bar link for megan racing:
97-02 Honda Prelude Strut Bars from Megan Racing at Andy's Auto Sport

that page showed up. and on that page, there were the front and rear upper strut bars. however on the megan racing website:
Megan Racing

they only have front upper struts for the 5th gen, not the rear.

could it be a knockoff? plus on the andyautosport page its just 25bucks...good deal and all, but I would like quality.
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Re: Megan Racing strut tower bars - knockoffs?

AndysAutoSport has terrible customer service, so be advised.

As for personal opinion, I say get the ESP front and rear strut bars. You'll have to wait about 8 weeks for them to be made but there's nothing stronger. Talk to USMC_prelude, I sold him mine. You can have them powdercoated pretty much any color you could want as well.
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Re: Megan Racing strut tower bars - knockoffs?

right on, I forgot about ESP!

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I ordered my ESP I couple weeks ago, I can't wait to get it
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I ordered my ESP I couple weeks ago, I can't wait to get it
which strut bar(s) did you get?
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which strut bar(s) did you get?
i only got the upper front for now. got rid of my megan and wanted a new one. cant complain though, so far customer service has been top notch and i hear nothing but amazing things about them
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strut bars are not complex items or do not see wear/tear... therefore IMHO, it doesn't matter of it's knock off or not. Just make sure you get the right that matches your car and don't waste too much money on it. IMHO, i'd get a bigger rear sway bar before any front/rear upper strut bar.

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Re: Megan Racing strut tower bars - knockoffs?

wait. strut bars ARE pretty complex. its not just a piece of metal thrown in the bay. ALOT of r&d goes into them. they are certain lengths, bends, mounting points and clearance issues involved. also, they do see wear and tear. its not as major, but they do flex.

i had an ebay jank for a while and hated it. it was three piece and not too nice to look at. i can tell you 1000% that when i swapped it out for a neuspeed, i could immediatly tell the difference. steering was more responsive, and it felt so much better in the turns.

when it comes to suspension, bite the bullet and spend. you do get what you pay for.

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Re: Megan Racing strut tower bars - knockoffs?

totally agree with this ^^^ although you will notice more from let's say, a progress rear sway bar (stock is a hollow 19mm, progress is solid 27mm) strut bars do their part too. Megan/anything eBay pretty much just dress up the bay. although they do a tiny bit, solid ones like ESP/neuspeed do a lot more
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strut bars are not complex items or do not see wear/tear... therefore IMHO, it doesn't matter of it's knock off or not. Just make sure you get the right that matches your car and don't waste too much money on it. IMHO, i'd get a bigger rear sway bar before any front/rear upper strut bar.

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wait. strut bars ARE pretty complex. its not just a piece of metal thrown in the bay. ALOT of r&d goes into them. they are certain lengths, bends, mounting points and clearance issues involved. also, they do see wear and tear. its not as major, but they do flex.

i had an ebay jank for a while and hated it. it was three piece and not too nice to look at. i can tell you 1000% that when i swapped it out for a neuspeed, i could immediatly tell the difference. steering was more responsive, and it felt so much better in the turns.

when it comes to suspension, bite the bullet and spend. you do get what you pay for.
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totally agree with this ^^^ although you will notice more from let's say, a progress rear sway bar (stock is a hollow 19mm, progress is solid 27mm) strut bars do their part too. Megan/anything eBay pretty much just dress up the bay. although they do a tiny bit, solid ones like ESP/neuspeed do a lot more
I agree with all of you, i just hope not all of megan's products are sucky. I like their exhausts.

the Progress rear sway is on my list though
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