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Which strut bar is better? #50975 Oct 3, 8:34pm Oct 3, 8:34pm
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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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Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #50976 Oct 3, 9:11pm Oct 3, 9:11pm
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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

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #50977 Oct 3, 9:11pm Oct 3, 9:11pm
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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.

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #50978 Oct 3, 10:22pm Oct 3, 10:22pm
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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 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

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #50979 Oct 3, 11:34pm Oct 3, 11:34pm
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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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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.

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: SilverGT] #50981 Oct 4, 5:30am Oct 4, 5:30am
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i like my apr. like everyone here said, i don't see much of a diff in each brand name performance wise

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Kim] #50982 Oct 4, 8:37am Oct 4, 8:37am
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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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Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #50983 Oct 4, 8:44am Oct 4, 8:44am
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I'll probably end up going with the APR..thanks everyone! thumbsup


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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

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: v3n0m] #50985 Oct 4, 7:32pm Oct 4, 7:32pm
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how can you adjust camber with a strut tie bar. i font get it. how can a bar make the wheels strait?

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #50986 Oct 4, 9:18pm Oct 4, 9:18pm
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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.

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #50987 Oct 5, 7:26am Oct 5, 7:26am
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do you need to adjust front camber when you lower your ride?


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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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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.

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: spaztikid] #50990 Oct 5, 3:14pm Oct 5, 3:14pm
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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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Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: glitch] #50991 Oct 5, 3:48pm Oct 5, 3:48pm
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APR flex control bar, light and looks awesome thumbsup


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

i just installed mine yesterday thumbsup


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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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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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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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where can i get the tanabe front strut bar for a good price???

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love my apr..looks good under the Hood plus noticed a diference in performance thumbsup


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Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: AzNfLiP17oY] #50999 Oct 9, 8:41pm Oct 9, 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
where can i get the tanabe front strut bar for a good price???


suprastore.com, its around 100.

Re: Which strut bar is better? [Re: Chiller] #51000 Oct 14, 5:03pm Oct 14, 5:03pm
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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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im gettin tanabe now! thumbsup

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I'm going to have to check out their site.All this talk about their struts makes me curious. smile


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