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RavenTC
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RavenTC Jan 5, 6:26pm - #77027 
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APR strut bar problem

I just received my APR strut bar a couple of days ago and installed it. I made sure that the bar was pulled forward before tightening as described in the installation and it appears that there is sufficient space between it and the engine bay like in the picture. My problem is ever since I installed the bar I hear "popping" or "clicking" sounds whenever I am turning left or right. It almost sounds like popcorn popping in the microwave. I did a search on this site and saw where Isaac was having the same problem in this thread:

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...=true#Post27854

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what they did to fix it and if the suggestion left in that thread will work. I plan on taking off the bar tonight just to be absolutely certain that it is the cause of the sounds and not some other unrelated problem. Any helpful info will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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RavenTC
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RavenTC Jan 5, 6:30pm - #77028 
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Oh, another thing... does anyone know what torque to set the torque wrench to when tighteningn the plates to the top of the struts?
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Elkal900 Jan 5, 6:50pm - #77029 

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hmmm...now that you mention it, I have heard a popping too

but its only been recently and Ive had the bar on for a month or so
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blackcel Jan 5, 7:56pm - #77030 

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Mine has been making a popping noise as well. I just thought that it was my new springs, but when you decide to do something about it, update me!!!

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isaac Jan 5, 10:29pm - #77031 
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time to re-tighten the nuts... over the first week, they compress into the material and need to have a final tightening done... its the same thing when you add adaptors to your wheels - after the first week, remove your wheels and tighten the adaptors

...well, after the first week or so, the bar MAY need to be tightend either because it wasnt tightened enough the first time - OR because the parts have now settled.

solution is simple - grab your tools and re-tighten thumbsup

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slik_gts Jan 6, 1:09am - #77032 

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oh yea, i got my apc bar and i noticed that too, wut do you se the torque to (how many pounds) on the torque wrench? thnx

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Steven Jan 6, 1:17am - #77033 
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