View Full Version : is this strut bar considered as hinged or nonhinged?

01-20-2004, 10:34 PM
what exactly is a hinged type? can somebody show me the example of hinged type? if what I posted is a hinged type then what is a non hinged type?

01-20-2004, 10:45 PM
looks no hinged. i thought the hinged ones have well.... hinges where the bars connection plates meets the towers.

01-22-2004, 02:41 AM
that one is non-hinged. the hinged ones have a connecting bolt (clevis) at both ends of the bar, so when they're off the car, the mount plates can swivel.

01-22-2004, 06:03 AM
Hard to tell from pics but it looks hinged to me. Point is, as long as there's possible movement in the connecting rod then it's hinged.

E46 examples of non-hinged design are UUC, Rogue Engineeering, and OEM M3 strut bars. Hinged ones are AA and ACS and Racing Dynamics strut bars.

01-22-2004, 10:15 AM
It's not hinged.. This looks like the AC strut bar. Made of aluminum..

Good looking... But it covered the absorber nut, that I don't like..