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Oct 3, 8:34pm - #50975 
Which strut bar is better?

Which strut bar/flex control bar is better? The APR Flex Control Bar, RMM Strut tower brace, or the tanabe front strut bar? Any opinions and comments will be appreciated! thumbsup


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Oct 3, 9:11pm - #50976 
I like the APR since thats what i have it, they all are made and fitted the same.. probaly slight difference here and there, but in the end same out come... better GRIP! thumbsup

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Oct 3, 9:11pm - #50977 
They all perform pretty much equally. The best strut bar is the hotchkis strut bar becauseyou can control your front camber with the camber plates it comes with.

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Oct 3, 10:22pm - #50978 
Hotchkis if you don't plan on getting coilovers, but if you get coilovers, then I would go with whatever your heart desires grin. I went with Tanabe 'cuz I have their coilovers and I plan on getting their coilovers whenever they come out this year and'cuz it's Japanese. thumbsup

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Oct 3, 11:34pm - #50979 
i'm gonna go with RMM because of the single peice construction, so it's stiffer. But i think all of these will perform close to the same.


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Oct 4, 4:38am - #50980 
pretty much all perform the same, install wise, ive done both tanabe and apr, the apr install is a lot easier since the bar is circular (the tanabe is in a short of ellipse shape). however, i did have to shave down some of the battery tie down to make it fit. the thing i like about tanabe is that the length is adjustable, so you can get so that it is a nice, tight fit. apr is super easy to install, fits perfect.

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Oct 4, 5:30am - #50981 
i like my apr. like everyone here said, i don't see much of a diff in each brand name performance wise

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Oct 4, 8:37am - #50982 
Originally Posted by Kim
i'm gonna go with RMM because of the single peice construction, so it's stiffer. But i think all of these will perform close to the same.



I have an RMM...
I think it's awesome. grin grin grin


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Oct 4, 8:44am - #50983 
I'll probably end up going with the APR..thanks everyone! thumbsup


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Oct 4, 7:28pm - #50984 
Quote:
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Hotchkis if you don't plan on getting coilovers, but if you get coilovers, then I would go with whatever your heart desires . I went with Tanabe 'cuz I have their coilovers and I plan on getting their coilovers whenever they come out this year and'cuz it's Japanese.

LOL, I don't know why no one has pointed that out to me. rolleyes What I ment to say was that I plan on getting their swaybars. tasty

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Oct 4, 7:32pm - #50985 
how can you adjust camber with a strut tie bar. i font get it. how can a bar make the wheels strait?

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Oct 4, 9:18pm - #50986 
Hotchkis has it built into it. That's why it's like $400, pillow mounts aren't cheap, you're looking at atleast $200 for the pair, plus whatever front strut bar you go with. So by no means is the Hotchkis over priced.

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Oct 5, 7:26am - #50987 
do you need to adjust front camber when you lower your ride?


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Oct 5, 10:44am - #50988 
Originally Posted by Chiller
I'll probably end up going with the APR..thanks everyone! thumbsup


I bought that one also...I like it!!

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Oct 5, 11:37am - #50989 
Originally Posted by glitch
do you need to adjust front camber when you lower your ride?


it depends how much you lower. Under 2 inches is fine w/o a camber kit from what i hear.

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Oct 5, 3:14pm - #50990 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by glitch
do you need to adjust front camber when you lower your ride?


it depends how much you lower. Under 2 inches is fine w/o a camber kit from what i hear.


thanks thumbsup


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Oct 5, 3:48pm - #50991 
APR flex control bar, light and looks awesome thumbsup


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Oct 6, 1:06am - #50992 
we sell them in our store. grin

Originally Posted by Street Prototype
APR flex control bar, light and looks awesome thumbsup

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Oct 6, 10:19am - #50993 
Originally Posted by Street Prototype
APR flex control bar, light and looks awesome thumbsup

i just installed mine yesterday thumbsup


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Oct 8, 9:46pm - #50994 
I had the APR and could not stand it. it is so cheap, chinsey, and lame looking. I sold it and went with the tanabe and the quality/strength seems much better, plus its cheaper and much classier.

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Oct 8, 9:49pm - #50995 
Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
I had the APR and could not stand it. it is so cheap, chinsey, and lame looking. I sold it and went with the tanabe and the quality/strength seems much better, plus its cheaper and much classier.


Are you sure you arent talking about APC???
Everybody else thinks APR is high quality including me grin


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Oct 9, 2:01am - #50996 
i think the apr is good quality. its made by a repected company as well as tanabe, and the other strut bars as well, except apc. its just a matter of preference.

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Oct 9, 3:37pm - #50997 
where can i get the tanabe front strut bar for a good price???

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Oct 9, 5:08pm - #50998 
love my apr..looks good under the Hood plus noticed a diference in performance thumbsup


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Oct 9, 8:41pm - #50999 
Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
where can i get the tanabe front strut bar for a good price???


suprastore.com, its around 100.

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Oct 14, 5:03pm - #51000 
Hey RedDevil...Have you bought and tested out the Hypermotive strut???IF so,let us know.I was thinking about getting some of their components in the future.


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Oct 14, 5:09pm - #51001 
im gettin tanabe now! thumbsup

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Oct 14, 5:14pm - #51002 
I'm going to have to check out their site.All this talk about their struts makes me curious. smile


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