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Pics of my ITR strut bar install

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  1. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    I was going to put this in the suspension forum but since it wasn't really question I thought I would put it here.

    Driving a stock LX pretty much blows.... so I replaced the engine with a B16 and that made it infinately better
    Now I'm starting on redoing the suspension and just installed an ITR strut bar last night and love it... it is replacing the nothing that used to be there so I don't really have any comparison as to if it is better than some other bar

    ITR strut bar pics

    and for those of you who are lazy

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    highperboi Senior Member

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    do you knowtice any difference? i got my gsr one in and i didnt feel anything.
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    yeah, I think the difference is pretty significant with the ITR bar. The main thing I noticed right away is that the steering is a lot more responsive. It almost seems like it takes less effort to turn the wheel. this is because without a bar there half of the "input" from the steering wheel gets lost in the frame twisting or flexing and with the bar there to stiffen it up less of the effort you put into the steering wheel is lost in the frame before it makes it too the wheels

    in short
    it was $75 well spent..... plus $5 for bolts and nuts (.60 each for SS nuts and .70 for the allen head cap bolts)
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    i got an auto-zone strut bar, and it makes a huge difference...


    i can only imagine how much more difference an ITR strut bar makes.




    fuckin' awesome! goin for a rear strut bar next?
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    wow thats pretty pimp for OEM :thumbsup:

    i felt a big difference when i got my neuspeed strut bar. quicker steering response, stiffer front end.
     
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    yeah, I have a rear strut tower bar on the way but I didn't go all out and get another true ITR for the rear.... I went with the ebay replica ITR rear bar because I don't know for sure if I'm going to use it becaue I'm thinking it might be in the way of puting stuff in my trunk like snowboards, wakeboards, and stolen TVs :lol:

    just kidding about the tvs

    I'm in the process of getting a stock GSR rear sway bar as well as the lca's off the same car. should be fun
     
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    the type R has a rear strut bar??? i thought it only had those little brace things.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Sweet man. I've taken an onramp at 70 mph and I can really tell when I turn the wheel that the car doesn't twist. unlike my old Escort (with shitty suspension) the car just goes...the difference is like night and day....it's almost scary.
     
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    sean you know where 60 meets 14 i can take that curved on ramp thing 70 after i dropped my car before that i was scurd to do it faster then 60 i could only guess what a strut bar would do fo rme
     
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    The JDM ITR has a rear strut tower bar that looks just like the front one, the USDM ITR's only have those braces in the back... you can find the JDM ITR rear bar a lot of places brand new for about $160 and I found a used one on HT for $100 but I didn't want to shell that much out for something I'm not even sure if I will keep in most of the time
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice, I need some strut bars and better sway bars yO'
     
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    hahah.. the titanium one from twelve racing? I was thinking about that.. then I came to my senses and told myself: "fuck just get the real one, it's gotta be 100X better..."
     
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    yeah, I know exactly what you are saying.... I almost bought both of the replica bars, front and rear.... but then I realized that I might as well shell out the cash to get the real ITR front bar and I was close to buying the real rear one as well because I found a used one on HT for $100 but it sold to someone else.... I want to put one in but I can't find the real rear ones for less than $160 and I got the ebay one for $30 which saves me $130
    I like the style of the ITR bars because the main cross bar can be removed without unbolting it from the towers, so if I needed to take it out to fit something in my trunk it wouldn't be too difficult and if I decide that it is too much of a pain in the ass to have the bar there at all it is not as big of a financial loss... I could always make a hockey stick out if I'm not using it in my car :lol:

    besides I am going to be buying the stock rear sway and lca's off of an integra pretty soon and I think that is a more important part to have than a rear strut tower bar anyway... I'll eventually upgrade the rear sway to either a ITR sway or to the comptech sway/tie bar combo, but the stock gsr setup is a good (and cheap) way to start.... and a big improvement over not having a sway bar at all

    :cliffs:

    fake ITR rear sway bar is better than nothing and saves money for something that matters more like a rear swaybar and gsr lca's
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Q: What are the differences between GSR LCA' and LS LCA's? Would they be a reasonable upgrade from stock LS LCA's? Thanks
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    3rd gen GSR LCA = same as all 3rd gen Teg LCA's (except ITR)

    I probably should have generalized more and just said "Teg lca" instead of "GSR lca" because they are the same thing. It just so happens that the car I would be getting them off of is a GSR that has a F'd up front end and is waiting to be towed away..... that means that I have to give the guy my old lca's so that his car will still be able to be towed away
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Will they fit and make a difference on a DA, DB, Or EF? That was my question.
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    um, no
    3rd gen teg parts work on 3rd gen tegs and 5th gen civics without any modification but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't work or be an improvement if they did work over the lca's you currently have

    the only reason I need them is because they have a mounting point for a swaybar and my LX lca's don't.... I could get lca's from a 5th gen ex or si but those are harder to find than ones from a 3rd gen teg because the 3rd gen teg was the same for so damn long
     
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    i am dumb what are lca's
     
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    lower control arm?
     
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