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    MOPAR strut bar installed - **PICS**

    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.

    Fresh from Adam at Eastway (supporting vendor). Adam is the man for parts in Canada. Great prices and fantastic, friendly service!


    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.


    Some close-ups:






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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.

    Post back with your drive results...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thS0N View Post
    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.

    Post back with your drive results...
    Two bolts are probably just to tie it into the stock brace and prevent any vibration noises. I don't think they really provide more rigidity, although the instructions claim you gain "maximum performance" from doing so. I'll be driving her tomorrow.

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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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    looks great, Bob.

    guess you got a stiffy now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnkychkn View Post
    looks great, Bob.

    guess you got a stiffy now.
    True enough fnky.....I have heard it is girth over length these days anyways, and that baby has max girth

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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?

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    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!


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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mag05 View Post
    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!
    Got it for $378 less the $50 Mopar coupon. That did the trick for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by eGo View Post
    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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    That's it, that's all. I couldn't believe how simple it was....a big reason I was able to do it!
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRS MSL View Post
    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?
    Yep- it's been considered! Eventually the cornering forces work down to the bushings, but that's a thread for another day...

    Quote Originally Posted by eGo View Post
    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

    eGo
    The throttle-body for the 3.5 is on the side, so I don't know if the bar will clear it or not. Has anyone mounted this bar on a V6 yet?

    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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    Looks nice.


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    very nice congrats.looks good

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    good looking.

    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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