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front strutbar endlinks?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by seanjuan, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    I am going to link a few pictures to this post to help get my question across because my descriptions would be worthless.
    please to not comment on the brand or whatnot of the pictures shown I am not asking about the quality of any specific company or anything like that

    I just would like opinions on what type of endlink delivers the best results for this application [front strut tower bar on a civic]

    type 1: Stock style GSR/SI bar
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    type 2: "Mugen style" bar
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    type 3: "ebay" bar
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    type 1 and 2 are non adjustable
    type 3 would be a heim joint tapped into a piece of metal stock

    type1 mounts just to the outsides of the shocks on the top of the strut towers
    type3 mounts to the bolts that the shocks mount with
    type2 uses both of those mount points

    any opinions apreciated
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Type 1 = best
    Type 2 = not as good
    Type 3 = worst

    You want to constrain as many degrees of motion as possible. A solid "joint" is the best way to do this. #2 still allows for a pivot on one axis, and #3 allows for pivoting along two axes- it only keeps the shock towers equidistant. It's pretty useless really.
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    this is the best (solid, no brackets):
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  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i prefer neuspeeds mount locations

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  5. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    yeah, I like the look of the Neuspeed bar as well
    Do you have to do any drilling to mount it? or are those holes allready there? I can't remember..... Never mind I just checked a pic of my engine bay and it looks like there are allready threaded holes there

    maybe I'll wait till I can find a used Neuspeed bar cause I don't really feel like shelling out over a hundred for it right now
     
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    cxjon Senior Member

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    thas what i want to pick up :D
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    jon,
    If you are looking for a Neuspeed bar and find a good deal on them let me know... I might buy something else in the meantime though... I want better handling now that I have some more power
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    theres a few for sale in the honda-tech.com classifieds
     
  9. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I got my Neuspeed bar for $89 plus shipping direct from Neuspeed.com... so they're really not that expensive.

    The Neuspeed bar really is one of the best ones you can buy for your front end, but still... Carbing > Neuspeed.

    :)
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    yea but 100shipped >>>>>>350.


    Buy a used one, you can find them for 50ish alot of the time
     
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    Neuspeed here as well.
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    so is the neuspeed front strut bar worth buying?? wil it make a noticable difference in handling?

    edit: cuz look here, it bolts to the strut/spring bolts...

    [​IMG]
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    yea, your steering will feel quicker and more precise and your front end will feel more solid over bumps and around turns. it will make your old handling seem sloppy.
     
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    well, it looks like it's hands down for a neuspeed front bar
    time to start searching for a used one cause they want $120 on their site right now

    what about a $25 type-R look-a-like for the rear?
    I want something that I could easily remove if I needed the cargo space and I figure the type R style has those two bolts on either side and I could replace them with quick release pins and it would be a snap to remove if necessary
     
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    :werd:

    But the Carbing bar wasn't available when I bought my Neuspeed. If it was, I would have gotten one of those instead.
     
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    where to get the carbing bars? :unsure:
     
  17. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    why isn't JimFab making any strut tower bars????
    I would think he would be all over that, can't be any harder to make than the cross members
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Most everything's been done with the braces- he's probably not going to make anything significantly better than what's on the market already and that everyone is going to suddenly want to buy. He's got that with his traction bars and crossmembers- he won't get it with a upper front brace. It's just smart business.
     
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    anyone anyone???
     
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