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Old 07-07-2008, 08:41 PM
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Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

WORLD PREMIER! ESP BB6 Prelude four point rear and two point front strut braces! Built by: ExplicitSpeedPerformance.net

The guys over at Explicit Speed Performance have been cooking up some amazing parts for Hondas over the last couple of years from traction bar systems to custom 2.5 inch collector headers and these new parts are no exception.
I contacted Explicit Speed about some strut bars for my track BB6 after being completely disappointed with the options the market; which are insufficient for the serious enthusiast. John over at Explicit said he was willing to go ahead and create the world’s first four point rear strut bar for the BB6 chassis. Well today I received the strut bars and I am excited to share with the world the first BB6 four point strut bars, along with the front 2 point strut bars which are the best strut bars I have EVER used on any vehicle in my 6 cars of automotive tuning.

First impression:
Upon opening the box I was in absolute awe at the quality of welds that were on these strut bars, on par with the welds on the ARC, Carbing and Cusco strut bars, this bar is sure to please both aesthetically and performance. I put all my 210 pounds on the ESP strut bar as I bounced up and down to observe any flex but there was absolutely none…. This test on my Cusco, Neuspeed, and DC strut bar resulted in a flexy bounce that clearly isn’t desired. These guys know a thing or two about mechanical engineering as every required angle had a gusset that was perfectly formed and welded.

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The front strut bar installs like any other strut bar, simple jack the car up remove your shock bolts and let the shocks fall below the sheet metal, then slowly raise the studs up while guiding the strut bar over them. Then tighten down the shock bolts.
The rear installs on the shock towers like the front, you lower the strut studs and then raise them up while guiding the bar over them. The rear two points actually tie directly into my frame via the rear bumper bolts. John supplied new rear bumper anchor bolts and spacer to further tie in the frame and strut bar. This is the absolute best mounting place because it goes DIRECTLY into the frame. What’s the point of a four point if you’re going to mount it to the weak and soft unibody of the car.

I will do further review during my next track day but lets say I was never able to three wheel my BB6 coming out of my driveway before due to chassis flexing and now with the ESP bars I can!!!
I encourage anyone interested in either of these strut bars to contact John at

www.ExplicitSpeedPerformance.net at

Phone # 1-360-866-8530 Ask for John

Email: ExplicitSpeed360@aol.com
Tell him Jan K. with the BB6 sent you.
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do they make that rear bar for the 92-96 ludes? What about the front bar? If so I know what bars I'll be getting fo sho.
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do they make that rear bar for the 92-96 ludes? What about the front bar? If so I know what bars I'll be getting fo sho.
Yes they make the same bars for the BB4!
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iihow do the work? are they that much better?
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iihow do the work? are they that much better?
I havent gotten to the RR track with these yet, but let me tell you there are much better than DC,neuspeed, tanabe, and megan racing strut bars that are offered for the BB6. Therefore they get two thumbs up in my book. Ive been looking for good strut bars for a loooong time.
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can you still use the trunk..
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so these will fit any fifth gen prelude??? i already know im about to get the front upper and the rear upper cross bars you got man....the look outstanding....how much???
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damn those look really solid.
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Looks pretty damn solid.
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can you still use the trunk..
Sure if you put small items in there. For me? no its a track car only
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

You should post this in pp.com, regardless of the whole pzone and pp debacle.
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

must get these in the next month or two along with the traction bar.
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

Looks like something you could make at home with some 3/4 square stock. Not bad I guess, would kinda suck to have to take your strut bar off to get your spare tire out though.
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Looks like something you could make at home with some 3/4 square stock. Not bad I guess, would kinda suck to have to take your strut bar off to get your spare tire out though.
spare who needs a spare. and I know I could get it out of there
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

For a track car I would definetly do these, but even with the Megan Racing ones I have now the car is so rigid at high speeds its almost dangerous. For driving twisty turn roads its great.
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Looks like something you could make at home with some 3/4 square stock. Not bad I guess, would kinda suck to have to take your strut bar off to get your spare tire out though.
you could always get the 2pt for the rear instead of the 4pt...
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

for the spare tire you could always try to mount it on the strut bar itself ??? does it fit anyway ???
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

yeah...it may actually fit through the bars anyway...
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

flip down the back seat and take the spare out. Its a hassle but it works. I dont rock a spare no more.
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

yeah that too never thought of that...ha...but im with you too...no spare...
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

It might fit but getting it out would require more wrenching.

Nice looking products
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Hello, thanks for the inquire. 97-01 Prelude 2 pt front upper strut bar in black with red decal is $139 shipped US with US postal money order or Paypal. Those are the only 2 methods we accept. Wait time is about 2 weeks upon purchase. Everything we make is hand made and made upon purchase. Please email with any other questions or wanting to purchase. Thanks-John

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Very nice!
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I'm hoping my tax return is enough to get this.
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Re: Esp bb6 strut bars! World premier

Ill update this thread in about 3 months! The car has come a long way since installation! As of the first day they have worked flawlessly! Im redoing the engine on my track lude and will then redial in the suspension. As with the spare tire, if you were to use this on a street car you could remove it via the back seat! This is a track only car and I only care about a couple things, reliability, weight, balance, and durability! This has satisfied everyone of my requirements and im glad to be using ESP products on my vehicle!
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This thing looks awesome! Might have to pick one up...
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