No debates about who makes the best bar you guys. I just wanted to post up pics of my Mopar strut bar install for you to check out. You cannot re-install your strut covers with the Mopar bar. I don't think mine were making the front end very stiff anyway! I still have to take her out and see if I can notice any front end cornering improvement or if it's just a cool engine bay mod.
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As per instructions, use the holes in the bar as a drill bit guide. I finger tightened the nuts so the bar wouldn't shift when drilling. Works like a charm.
Before install. You can see the holes I've drilled already. Excuse the dirty bay, still have to clean it after our winter.
Installed! Real simple mod. Like plug 'n play.
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Looks well built - what's the purpose of the two screws you had to drill for? I mean, it already connects the two struts pretty solid, just wondering why it screws in the top too.
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I had my eye on that one at Easway but Adam couldn't be persuaded to take more $ because it was about to be shipped to you ....LOL!
Looks awesome and I have one on order now after seeing yours in the flesh, so hope you feel the difference and let us all know.
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Maybe a stoopid question but.... maybe hasn't been considered before.
After adding that strut bar where did the load get transfered to, what's the next link in the chain that is now taking the cornering forces?
I would imagine it ties up the sheet metal structually, helping the steering from flexing and possible body roll/twist. By the way, how much Fastmover? Glad you got rid of the pants Pete, got to get that fnkychkn dancing tho, lol, also I see that Chryco was smart to give lots of strut bolt thread!
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Nice job Bob!
Probably another stupid question, when installing this (Other than the obvious drilling), what's involved? Just removing the 3 nuts on the strut tower on each side and installing the sway then tightening the nuts back down? Also, I know you've got a Hemi, but is there any reason something like this could not be installed on a 3.5L?
Looks Awesome BTW
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Installation instructions say it's for all LX 5.7 and 6.1s. However given that the hardpoints must be the same on a 3.5 I don't see why it wouldn't fit. Someone else may know for sure.
I have the Razor's Edge bar, and the side bracket for the throttle body had to be trimmed a LOT. There's still barely enough room to clear it, but it does work!
Fastmover- is that some white-grease you sprayed on around the shock bolts? That's probably a good idea! Wish I'd thought of it!
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very nice congrats.looks good
Also, by the looks of things, it looks like it will clear the 5.7 WITH the engine cover on it, no?
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