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Modified APR Strutbar #101948 Feb 11, 3:42pm Feb 11, 3:42pm
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Modified APR Strutbar
Most off you who have bought an APR strutbar,
know that, when you've got aftermarket suspension, you have to jack up your car in order to tighten the 6 screws!

But when you do so, the (red/blue) plates will get under some stress, when you lower the car! AND this can't be good IMO
Also you can't completly srew the plates against the chassis of the car!

Since i didn't know al off this, i used a lathe to modify the plates!
and now it's fits perfectly TIGHT!
But i had to buy a new battery (VARTA (dimensions: H190mm-L242mm-D175mm) wich is 55Amps instead of 50Amps), because the old one was too high, because the bar can now be screwed complety against the chassis!



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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101949 Feb 11, 3:43pm Feb 11, 3:43pm
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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101950 Feb 11, 3:43pm Feb 11, 3:43pm
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Modified

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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101951 Feb 11, 3:44pm Feb 11, 3:44pm
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Modified 2

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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101952 Feb 11, 3:44pm Feb 11, 3:44pm
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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101953 Feb 11, 3:45pm Feb 11, 3:45pm
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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101954 Feb 11, 3:45pm Feb 11, 3:45pm
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cool thumbsup

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101955 Feb 11, 3:46pm Feb 11, 3:46pm
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nicely done

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101956 Feb 11, 3:46pm Feb 11, 3:46pm
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Looks nice thumbsup but if you wanted to save yourself the trouble you should have gone with Tanabe grin

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: spaztikid] #101957 Feb 11, 3:47pm Feb 11, 3:47pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
cool thumbsup


thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101958 Feb 11, 3:49pm Feb 11, 3:49pm
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Here's a close-up

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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101959 Feb 11, 3:51pm Feb 11, 3:51pm
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Quote:
Looks nice but if you wanted to save yourself the trouble you should have gone with Tanabe


Actually i wanted a RMM strutbar, but they couldn't deliver that anymore at the place where i get my stuff

And they suggested me to buy an APR... so i did... grin


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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101960 Feb 11, 5:00pm Feb 11, 5:00pm
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pretty cool thumbsup

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: Bakablo1] #101961 Feb 11, 5:50pm Feb 11, 5:50pm
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So... but why the APR made the bar with the small round center holes??? confused Why they did not do it with a larger holes??? confused
WHY?! What was the reason???
P.S. How did you cut the hole??? Which tool did you use?

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101962 Feb 11, 5:54pm Feb 11, 5:54pm
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just to make people mad


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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: qbanprepster21] #101963 Feb 11, 6:03pm Feb 11, 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
just to make people mad

I guess they did it to make it fit with the stock baterry...

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: Sultan] #101964 Feb 11, 6:04pm Feb 11, 6:04pm
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nicely done


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Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: spaztikid] #101965 Feb 11, 6:40pm Feb 11, 6:40pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
cool thumbsup

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: v3n0m] #101966 Feb 11, 6:54pm Feb 11, 6:54pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
Looks nice thumbsup but if you wanted to save yourself the trouble you should have gone with Tanabe grin

Good job looks legit, but I hope it holds up. You just changed things that APR didn't have there in the first place. I'm not an engineer, but the load might be transferred in irregular ways or better. It's just a strut bar so it can't do that much harm or might help chasis flex more. I'm sure that you will hear some sounds coming from the strut bar after modifications like that. I'm going with the Tanabe until something else comes out. The APR always looked cheap, just for show. That's my 2 cents plus a nickel.

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: insanecelica] #101967 Feb 11, 7:17pm Feb 11, 7:17pm
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^ Naw, it'll hold up. It's got a similar design to Tanabe. Plus it's bolted to the end plates, which is stonger than welding.

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: hephaestus] #101968 Feb 11, 7:25pm Feb 11, 7:25pm
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Originally Posted by hephaestus

Originally Posted by v3n0m

Looks nice thumbsup but if you wanted to save yourself the trouble you should have gone with Tanabe grin

Good job looks legit, but I hope it holds up. You just changed things that APR didn't have there in the first place. I'm not an engineer, but the load might be transferred in irregular ways or better. It's just a strut bar so it can't do that much harm or might help chasis flex more. I'm sure that you will hear some sounds coming from the strut bar after modifications like that. I'm going with the Tanabe until something else comes out. The APR always looked cheap, just for show. That's my 2 cents plus a nickel.



Actually it'll probably be a lot stronger cause now it has a flush contact which the strut tower. a normal APR sits too high and puts all the pressure on the center raised part of the strut tower. This is the reason i sold mine, why couldn't those idiots have done this and then made the bar raised enough for batt clearance like the Hotchkis bar.

Much props on the cutting job. thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: Sultan] #101969 Feb 11, 7:50pm Feb 11, 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
nicely done

Re: Modified APR Strutbar [Re: OOSilver_S] #101970 Feb 11, 8:02pm Feb 11, 8:02pm
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Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
Originally Posted by hephaestus
Originally Posted by v3n0m
Looks nice thumbsup but if you wanted to save yourself the trouble you should have gone with Tanabe grin

Good job looks legit, but I hope it holds up. You just changed things that APR didn't have there in the first place. I'm not an engineer, but the load might be transferred in irregular ways or better. It's just a strut bar so it can't do that much harm or might help chasis flex more. I'm sure that you will hear some sounds coming from the strut bar after modifications like that. I'm going with the Tanabe until something else comes out. The APR always looked cheap, just for show. That's my 2 cents plus a nickel.



Actually it'll probably be a lot stronger cause now it has a flush contact which the strut tower. a normal APR sits too high and puts all the pressure on the center raised part of the strut tower. This is the reason i sold mine, why couldn't those idiots have done this and then made the bar raised enough for batt clearance like the Hotchkis bar.

Much props on the cutting job. thumbsup thumbsup

But how much of the load will be transferred to the stock upper mounts and the shocks below? My Hotchkis strut tower bar is scrap metal sitting in my basement. I ruined the camber plates in the first 8 months. I'm just posting a hypothetical question about changing the points and adding maybe an unspecified load. It looks great, I hope it works great, and probably will. I just would rather go for something else other than APR. Like I said before it just looks cheap, just for show. insanecelica's modifications look great. I give you credit.

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