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Old 01-12-2006, 07:56 PM   #16
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i suggest you jack up the one side of the car, worked for me
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:29 PM   #17
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tried one side, tried two sides - nada

i heard that towers sag over time, sag inwards and not outwards. My problem is that the bar is too short not too long. All the jacking is suggested if the bar is too long.

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Old 01-12-2006, 09:57 PM   #18
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OK, try this then get a tie down and crank in, if you knoe what I mean...
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:59 PM   #19
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THE BAR ITS NOT MADE FOR UR CAR.!!!

Get a sparco one its about 100US.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:21 PM   #20
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you know what..

if the bar is really ireland engineering.im sure it must have some sort of markings on it or something.. measure it..call them up..find out what vehicle it is for..and then..go back on your ebay seller and tell him he sold you a product that you can confirm is not proper for what he described it. if he really has 100% feedback he will help yea..if not maybe ireland will help ya out
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:33 PM   #21
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Dude, it's a ****ing $100 piece of metal. You should have bought the proper one from Sparco or IE. The IE bar is a sparco knock-off. The original length sparco is supposed to be a very snug fit, to make it effective.
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:05 PM   #22
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i'm still trying to figure out what kind i have.
all i had to do was gently hammer one of the holes over a screw and that was it.
almost perfect fit.
here's a pic of what it looks like.
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:23 PM   #23
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i'm still trying to figure out what kind i have.
The one you have is worthless. Its hindged in multiple places, and aluminum.

A true solid steel single peice strutbar, while sometimes more difficult to fit, is infinately more effective. Strut bars do so little to begin with, there is simply no room for non-optimal bars.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:14 AM   #24
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king luis the one you have is an eibach item, and as jordan said is usless unless its one piece solid... although i dont see a problem if its aluminum and one piece.
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:22 PM   #25
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well it appears you guys were right all along!

my strut tower distance is 39.25" (as opposed to 39.5) and the bar holes are about .5" away from the studs, so the total difference is around 1". Guess i've gotten a short version.
I contacted the guy who sold me and he said he ordered the regular size, so IE people must have screwed up.

So, i will be willing to trade mine (38.5") for the long version (39.5") be it sparco or IE bar.

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Old 01-13-2006, 08:23 PM   #26
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How do you bend the towers? It's called getting into an accident. If your serious about bending the towers you should leave that latch that opens the hood alone and let someone else do everything on your car.
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