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Old 04-17-2004, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is a strut bar hard to put in i saw furious', but i don't know if u have to drill into the wheel well or the top of the shock tower? do u even need to drill at all? i have no idea in how to put one in
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If you are talking about a chassis brace, then it's really easy. All you need is a wrench. Take out the three nuts on top of each strut tower and put the chassis brace on, then simply tighten the bolts back on with the chassis brace base in between. DONE!

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six bolts .....Done.......easiest mod youll ever do
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What they said very easy.
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A trained monkey could do it.

Now I've just got to get a trained monkey and strut brace...
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Question on the above strut brace mod/addition.
Wouldn't the struts become misaligned while the top nuts are off? ... or the weight of the car would prevent that?
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weight of the car would prevent it...

unless you manage to get it to shift weight enough but thats gonna take some effort...
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Question on the above strut brace mod/addition.
Wouldn't the struts become misaligned while the top nuts are off? ... or the weight of the car would prevent that?
The weight of the car would prevent that. Anyways, you can't really misalign the strut as there isn't much play between the bolts on the strut mount (hat) and the holes on the strut tower.

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is a strut bar hard to put in i saw furious', but i don't know if u have to drill into the wheel well or the top of the shock tower? do u even need to drill at all? i have no idea in how to put one in
You could drill holes and even weld one in if you wanted to. My friend with an '87 911 welded in his own bar onto the side of the shock towers. It actually works a lot more efficiently. However, if you plan to do something like this, make sure you still have enough room to change the spark plugs, etc.

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good so it is easy to install puttin it on the list of parts
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