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Installing APR Flex Control Bar #366120 Jan 5, 2:03pm Jan 5, 2:03pm
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Installing APR Flex Control Bar
Anyone else have problems getting the factory bolts to go back on?

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366121 Jan 5, 2:22pm Jan 5, 2:22pm
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it shouldnt be hard at all


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Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: celicadragon] #366122 Jan 5, 3:19pm Jan 5, 3:19pm
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The bolts on top of the strut tower that you just took off? They should be really easy. Remember to have cross bar between the tow plates lose those are the last thing to tighten. So, the bolts on the tower should be easy this way and remeber to tighten them in a triangular rotation not just on bolt all the way! Keep the cross member on but not tight then do this to finish the install. thumbsup

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: SeeULater] #366123 Jan 5, 3:20pm Jan 5, 3:20pm
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I did all that but the bolts wouldn't grab.

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: celicadragon] #366124 Jan 5, 3:21pm Jan 5, 3:21pm
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I just put one on 4 days ago. I didn't have any problems. At first I thought I might have a problem. I moved things around and the end plates sat nicely over the strut tower. I was able to use my stock battery tie down also. I removed the plastic battery tray so I could move the battery forward. Now I want to paint the stock battery tie down.

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366125 Jan 5, 3:23pm Jan 5, 3:23pm
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Is the front end of your car lifted off the ground?? Is the weight of the car resting on the suspension? Because if not then the strut mount has just fallen lower but will go back up when weight is reapplied onto the suspension. Also put down on the plates very hard and try and get them started!!!

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: celi4me] #366126 Jan 5, 3:24pm Jan 5, 3:24pm
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Is the bar hitting anything to keep it from sitting down as low as it can over the strut towers?

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: celi4me] #366127 Jan 5, 3:27pm Jan 5, 3:27pm
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^That too!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: SeeULater] #366128 Jan 5, 3:32pm Jan 5, 3:32pm
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Nope. The car is sitting on level ground and everything. Nothing is preventing it from sitting lower. It just seems as though the bolts don;t come up high enough.

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366129 Jan 5, 3:33pm Jan 5, 3:33pm
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also it depend if you have springs or not.

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366130 Jan 5, 3:34pm Jan 5, 3:34pm
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I tried pushing it down real hard and starting them but it didn't work. I put different bolts on it but i was hoping to use the factory ones and didn't know if anyone else had this problem.

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366131 Jan 5, 3:35pm Jan 5, 3:35pm
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Try pushing down on the suspension tower really hard and screw the bolt on while you are pushing down really hard. That is about all I can think of. Other then that I dont know what to tell you. It worked for me and many other I dont know what the deal is with your car spineyes

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: SeeULater] #366132 Jan 5, 3:37pm Jan 5, 3:37pm
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I don;t either. Didn't know if it was a fluke or what. Oh well it's on with different bolts so i guess it'll be fine.

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366133 Jan 5, 4:18pm Jan 5, 4:18pm
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Go the the installs and find it there. There is a good one that isaac did and it says about what to do when the screws are hard to get.


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Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366134 Jan 5, 4:29pm Jan 5, 4:29pm
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Originally Posted by MICABLUE

I don;t either. Didn't know if it was a fluke or what. Oh well it's on with different bolts so i guess it'll be fine.


i was just going to suggest this too... you beat me to it tongue

a few $0.05 replacement bolts from the local hardware store can turn that frown frown upside down smile


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Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: isaac] #366135 Jan 5, 7:00pm Jan 5, 7:00pm
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watch this...take factory bolts, and flip them. BAM it works instantly , now you just use a rubber nosed pliers to tighten, and it works great!

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: sickcelica696] #366136 Jan 6, 9:23am Jan 6, 9:23am
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Haha.^^ That's funny cause that's what i did to drive to get different bolts. Flipped them bad boys upside down and hand tightened them until it hurt. smile

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: MICABLUE] #366137 Jan 6, 10:01am Jan 6, 10:01am
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i just used new bolts. they're nice and shiny now compared to the stock ones

Re: Installing APR Flex Control Bar [Re: StuntPanda] #366138 Jan 6, 10:16am Jan 6, 10:16am
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I agree. They actually look a lot better than the stock ones.

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