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Old 29 Apr 2004, 08:56 am
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Does it matter which strut bar you buy? There are so many.
For an N/A PT.

http://www.raceandstreet.com/ptsuspension02/
http://www.pt-tuning.com/performance...hockBrace.html
http://www.revelenterprises.com/pt_c...ubcategory.htm
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Old 29 Apr 2004, 09:19 am
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KingKole,

They all do the same thing...and IMHO they work. Just depends on what you want it to look like. I have the solid bar from Race & Street and had it painted. The GT has to have a completely different bar and I believe there's only one available.

Come to think about it. I think I've read where one of them doesn't fit the earlier non-turbo models with the vanity plate, of course they all will fit without the plate, so if you have one check before ordering.

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Old 29 Apr 2004, 10:07 am
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What the difference between ones that have 2 mounts on the strut tower rather then 3?
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Old 29 Apr 2004, 12:12 pm
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What the difference between ones that have 2 mounts on the strut tower rather then 3?
One more mount!
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One with the more mounts has more tension stenght doesn't it? That what I meant.
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Old 29 Apr 2004, 12:58 pm
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I know what you meant...just joking around with ya. Mine has only 2 mounts and it seems to work just fine. Along with the bottom strut bar they're just supposed to keep the struts aligned so there's less body roll for better cornering. Now unless your into the Rally Sport thing and taking corners at full throttle, I can't see where there would be a big difference between 2 or 3 mounts. Anyone else with a comment?


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Old 29 Apr 2004, 04:37 pm
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If you have an '02 or older, the "modesty cover" which Crewzin has, is cleared better by some bars than others. Also, some are straight across, others bend back to firewall. 2 bolts are enough, IMHO.
Do a search on PTEnthusiasts.org on strut bars - I remember some hit the hood!
I hve one from pro-felge, out of aluminum - it's drawback is that it is had to get at the overflow filler for antifreeze back at the firewall.
Some are painted steel, some are stainless steel, mine's aluminum...

I don't thik there are any complaints about the Freedom design.

One tip - GO EASY on the strut bolts - easy to snap or strip them.
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If you have an '02 or older, the "modesty cover" which Crewzin has, is cleared better by some bars than others. Also, some are straight across, others bend back to firewall. 2 bolts are enough, IMHO.
Do a search on PTEnthusiasts.org on strut bars - I remember some hit the hood!
I hve one from pro-felge, out of aluminum - it's drawback is that it is had to get at the overflow filler for antifreeze back at the firewall.
Some are painted steel, some are stainless steel, mine's aluminum...

I don't thik there are any complaints about the Freedom design.

One tip - GO EASY on the strut bolts - easy to snap or strip them.
I have a '02 w/o modesty cover, and installed btg's "Super Cell" strut bar (3 hole). The installation guide recommends torquing strut bolts to 25 ft/lbs.
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I thought about revelenterprises because they have the freedom design bar for 80 before shipping.
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Old 30 Apr 2004, 11:44 am
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KingKole, I thought you had a GT?
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