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Strut bar question

Is 80$ a lot for a DC strut on an 01? What exactly is the point....
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Re: Strut bar question

the point, less body flex, better stability. $80 is not too much to pay for that bar. some people don't like them because of the way the bar attaches to the mounting brackets, they claim there is too much movement. I like mine just fine.
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So do you notice any difference... I'm just so used to my 4g and how much more touchy it seemed than this sh
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Re: Strut bar question

You'll feel the difference for sure. Get a front and rear
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Re: Strut bar question

If the strut bar has any pivot points and isn't entirely rigid and solid then its not worth the money. Will it help u...yes. in comparison to a solid bar (explicitspeed, neuspeed) its worthless n just for show. If it has a pivot point it will not keep rigidity. IMO I would spend a little more n get one that's actually gonna give u some benefit.
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So do you notice any difference... I'm just so used to my 4g and how much more touchy it seemed than this sh
I have a Type S , front strut bar on my 5th gen Prelude but its effect is probably nil unless your pushing your car to within a few percent of its limit on a 4th or 5th gen Prelude.Their are two reasons for this . First both the 4th and 5th gen Preludes got at heavy dose of body strengthening by Honda especially in the bulk head area that makes a strut bar less necessary.The second has to do with the double wishbone suspension the Prelude got starting with the 2nd gen Prelude . On a car with a conventional McPherson strut suspension the strut towers are taller which subject them to a torque like effect on them . Also they not only have to support the suspension components ,but also have to share some of the weight of the car . With all that stress on the tall McPherson strut tower, a strut bar is really a handling plus even when cornering at moderate speeds. On a double wishbone set up the strut tower is shorter and the weight of the car is supported by a connection between the suspension components along the lower part of the car and the car so all the strut towers has to do on a double wishbone set up is handle the stress placed on it by the strut.So your decision on whether or not to get one largely depends on how often you take your car close to its handling limit.

The picture below shows a 1st gen Prelude which is an extreme example of a car in need of a strut bar.

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Re: Strut bar question

Ok. That makes more sense. It's the silver DC strut bar for the front. I just can't believe.uses.they want 80$ lol. I see what you're saying though! Thank you all
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Re: Strut bar question

Dnt listen to shdriver. He like to speak useless jargon to sound important. What he said has some truth to it however a solid strut bar will help preventing body flex as designed. Is it needed? No. But then again neither is any other performance enhancing part. Just sayin lol
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ShDriver, you think I would not recognize my own car?
I am laughing so hard.

That is my 1st gen CRX in the picture when it had the old EW1 in it. Which now has a 1.25x.125 steel bar as it strut bar, which is solid mounted in 4 places. The strut bolts and the actual strut tower are bolted to the bar. I''l get you a new pic later.

IMO I would not spend money on a bar unless it is solid mounted. Any joints will still let some flex occur, which is what the bar is trying to remove.
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ShDriver, you think I would not recognize my own car?
I am laughing so hard.

That is my 1st gen CRX in the picture when it had the old EW1 in it. Which now has a 1.25x.125 steel bar as it strut bar, which is solid mounted in 4 places. The strut bolts and the actual strut tower are bolted to the bar. I''l get you a new pic later.

IMO I would not spend money on a bar unless it is solid mounted. Any joints will still let some flex occur, which is what the bar is trying to remove.
Really? That's your CRX? Oops, sh fail.

Save the 80.00, street cars don't need tower braces. Sway bars on the other hand... Very useful. eBay "prelude bar" or "prelude tower" you'll get a whole lot of crud, but a little patients might land you used whitelines, or neuspeed. Good luck DrewMarie!
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Re: Strut bar question

the point of a strut bar isint so much to stiffen the front of the car but to keep the wheels on the ground during hard turning.

under hard cornering the struts will start to angle inward like / and \ due to gravity and weight shifting.

the purpose of a strut bar is to keep the shocks as straight as possible under hard cornering to allow the tires to maintain better contact with the road.

bars that arent one soild piece will flex at the bolt joints and wont work nearly as well as a soild bar

bars that arent one soild piece are pretty useless under hard driving. dont let the fact that such and such bar may be made by a well known company like spoon. if you want something that works and not just looks get a bar thats one soild piece.
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