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    Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    Product: Racingline Strut Bar
    Date: Dec 24th, 2010
    Price: $89 + 15 for shipping

    Quality of Product: 10 (out of 10)
    Ease of Installation: 10
    Installation time: 10 minutes
    Recommend?: Yes

    Pros:
    - Tighter steering
    - More control over car
    - Even wearing of front suspension

    Cons:
    - None (this item should have been factory, or at least for the GT's)


    Additional info/Overall Impression:
    The difference is not mind blowing, but it is definitely worth the money. The steering is tighter and lets you have more control over the car.

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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    worth the money for sure.
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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    So for the very few people who reviewed this item, it is totally worth the money. Because i have had my eye on this since i bought the 6 back in August and now i have Christmas money and was going to buy this for my first mod. Do you think this is a good first mod and also do you think its worth the money, like does it do the job that everyone claims it does. Thanks for any help, just don't want to waste my money

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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    okay i dont understand these strut bars.....how can they do what they are claimed to do....Im not bad mouthing them im just asking how they work....i dont understand how a simple bar across the enging can give you tighter steering and better handling....like i said not bad mouthing just wondering....
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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    Two words: less flex


    OK two words and one smiley...
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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    As the car age, a strut bar will prevent body flex and upset the car's suspension and steering geometry. You will notice the difference when the car is old. You should not notice much difference when the car is new. If you do notice a big difference, then the car is poorly engineered and poorly made.

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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    http://www.ehow.com/how-does_6167281...bars-work.html

    Strut bars are nice investment especially for our price ($100). For cars who don't have performance or sport suspension the strut bar works, but if you ride in a corvette or bimmer then the strut bar is a waste of money. Basically, our suspension is mediocre so we need aftermarket help to stiffen it.

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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    If you drive into corners way to too fast for the amount of suspension you have and can feel the body roll for three corners after a strut bar will help. The G6 is based on a sedan suspension, so the body roll/ dive is evident in cornering. This adds stiffness to the front and instead of trying to pull down one corner of the car it is trying to pull the whole front end down.
    Last edited by BobcatG6; 12-31-2010 at 02:30 PM.

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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    ok thanks
    i understand a little better now.
    Might have to add one to my list of future mods!
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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    Thanks for all the advice... it now confirms that this is a good first mod for my 6 and worth the money...

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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    i have basically 0 body roll thanks to the eibachs, but im gonna get a bar for the looks, too bad they didn't come anodized in different colors
    09 GT Coupe in Techno Grey, lowered on eibachs, debadged, duplicolor red calipers, Full CRABS setup, silver CRAB stickers in my coupe windows +20HP G6Performance.com decals ,carbon fibre inlays

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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    anodized is big dollars :-) my ower of my shop does it. It cost like $100 for min. weight
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    Re: Review: Racingline Strut Bar

    100 bucks to anodize the bar red? im in
    09 GT Coupe in Techno Grey, lowered on eibachs, debadged, duplicolor red calipers, Full CRABS setup, silver CRAB stickers in my coupe windows +20HP G6Performance.com decals ,carbon fibre inlays

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