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JDM ITR front strut tower

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by seanjuan, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    I'm in the process of doing suspension upgrades and have an opportunity to buy a real ITR front strut tower bar (not an ebay copy) for $60

    To buy the bar direct from an acura dealer would be about $160 and I have seen them sell used for around $100 a few times so this seems like a pretty good deal.

    I could get the ebay look-a-like for $25, and I'm sure the real one is better but is it really worth the extra $35?

    just thought I'd get your opinions

    here are some pics to show the differences between them

    real ITR
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    ebay ITR
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    i paid $110 for my itr bar...
     
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    so in other words you are saying it is a good deal?

    or that you think it might not be a real ITR bar?
    that is the only thing I'm slightly worried about

    I can tell from the pics that it is better quality than the cheapo ebay ones, but I have no way of verifying it's authenticity
     
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    its highly fake- its a copy. but, it's a fucking strut bar man... lol

    frankly, the neuspeed bar is the one to get. it has better mounting points.
     
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    the bar in the first two pictures is the one that is supposed to be a real ITR

    it looks alot more authentic based on the better looking quality of the mounting brackets.... but as I have never seen a real ITR strut bar I wouldn't know what they look like anyway

    POS- do you any pics of your strut bar to compare them?

    I know strut bars aren't incredibly crucial, and especially since I don't have one right now it will be good to have anything remotely decent in place but I just don't want to spend extra money for something that is supposed to be a real ITR part only to find out it's a crappy copy that I paid way too much for

    I've been keeping an eye out for used neuspeed bars as well, I don't really want to spend much over $50

    edit: in this post 'POS' = pissedoffsol and not "piece of shit"
     
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    I found this pic of the JDM ITR rear tower bar on 'inlinefour.com'

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah that JDM one has different mounts than My ITR's bar!
     
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    that pic is of a rear tower bar
     
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    yeah, I wasn't able to find a pic of a JDM ITR front bar

    if anyone has one or a pic of a USDM ITR front bar I'd appreciate if you would post it. I just don't want to get scammed on this
     
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    uhh i have some some where...
     
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    thanks POS

    that looks the same as the mount bracket on this one
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    that is the one that I found for $60
    and I know it's easy enough to get a bunch of the "integra type R" stickers and slap them on a look a like but the the mount brackets seem to be what sets the men apart from the boys
    and the picks of the one I might buy looks like the genuine brackets

    thanks for the thoughts guys
     
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    you find me a carbing bar for $60 and I'll buy two :lol:
     
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