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Old 08-19-2005, 09:38 PM   #21
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Damnit... My tires don't like my swaybars cranked to hell already.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:02 PM   #22
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Sign me up gravy boat!!!!
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I would so still be interested, I had thoughts on how to to it, but I never did. If you could make it so like we talked before I would definitely get one. Also if I may make a suggestion, I heard that having the ends circle the tops of the struts can help significantly itself...instead of the two bolt mounting on the inside. Just a thought, I think it'd help even more.
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what points are you going to attach it to in the front?
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If you look closely you'll see where I outlined the mounting holes in red. This is the strongest part of the inner fender liner.
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:43 PM   #25
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any idea on a price yet???
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No idea on price. We'll work that out as we work it up, so to speak.

It'll probably go on the 95 for starters, as the 93 may be still in the trans shop next weekend. But I'll end up swapping it back to the 93 for testing. That'* a much more stable platform.
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Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to just make a beefier cross bar instead of adding more weak bars? Like using a nice Ι beam?
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It wouldn't serve the purpose. The idea is to triangulate the load. Think of bridge trusses. Same mechanical design theory.
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Yes, but what youíre doing would be like tipping a bridge on its side and then asking vehicles to drive on it. That design has no big advantage for keeping the strut towers from flexing inward. The whole unit will still lift and contact the hood and allow the towers to flex inward.

A big beefy I beam or a couple of smaller ones would be much more efficient at eliminating the flex of the towers. But thatí* just my opinion, I'm not a mechanical engineer.
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You're not thinking in the load axis. For a bridge, it'* vertical. For our purposes, it'* horizontal. The force applied is in a different axis. But the same load bearing procedure applies.

Let me try to explain it in simpler terms:

On a bridge, the load is vertical. It needs to support the load (weight) of the cars, and oppose gravity.

On handling for the car, the swaybars and strut tower bars come into play on LATERAL loads, or cornering. The more you stiffen it laterally, the better feedback or stability you get in cornering.

It'* the same principal, but 90 degrees opposed to a weight-bearing design.
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