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Phew....crazy day today installing the bar!

Firstly, it's Friday the 13th, so my luck ain't good to begin with. I start to jack up the car from the side, cause I couldn't get a high enough angle for the jack handle, then realize the jack stands I bought exceed the height of the floor jack o_O. So I then tried to install the bar while the car is on the ground, didn;t fit....So I try again with the jack, this time using the crossmember in the front, car lifts up (cause there's a gap in the wheelwell so leverage is good), I know I should use jackstands, but it's fine now. I start to reinstall the bar, rain pours down. At first it didn't fit right, but I tried to install the rear bolts first, and that did the trick. I did not take out the windsheild guard, so my hands got pretty scraped up, but no matter, INSTALLED THE STRUT BAR!





I'll post back with a driving test later.
 

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OK....just did quick run up on Nuuanu Pali Drive: Nuuanu Pali Dr to Nuuanu Pali Dr - Google Maps

Take this review with a grain of salt. The steering feels a lil heavier, still get's body roll, but maybe 50% less. I went avg 40mph through here, 50mph on the straight before I turned around. Through the sharp corners, it does feel more planted and stable. The ride is still bumpy, but it's less. It's kind of hard to explain. It between the placebo effect, and actual handling effect. I have to try it on a faster corner, but overall, $50 is a good price.
 

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Hey Underscore_Hero! I just got my F1sports bar today and tried installing it but its a B****! Didn't come with instruction so I just went for it. No jacks (because I looked it up online and they said don't use jacks :shrug: )

Anyway, I do everything and I'm left with a one rear bolt out of the mount because it wouldn't fit since the bar isn't really "custom" for versas. What do you suggest? If you look at the bar straight on, it's the rear bolt on the left side
 

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Hey Underscore_Hero! I just got my F1sports bar today and tried installing it but its a B****! Didn't come with instruction so I just went for it. No jacks (because I looked it up online and they said don't use jacks :shrug: )

Anyway, I do everything and I'm left with a one rear bolt out of the mount because it wouldn't fit since the bar isn't really "custom" for versas. What do you suggest? If you look at the bar straight on, it's the rear bolt on the left side
Jack it up, it'll make things easier.

Trick for me was to install the brackets first, then the bar. Rear Bolts first.

It took me a lil while to get it to fit
 

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Jacked it up and still nothing. So I went with the good ol' power drill, drilled out the hole a little more on one mount so that bolt could fit and it worked!

I'll be driving tomorrow on some curvy roads here and test it out, how's yours been holding up since july?
 

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Jacked it up and still nothing. So I went with the good ol' power drill, drilled out the hole a little more on one mount so that bolt could fit and it worked!

I'll be driving tomorrow on some curvy roads here and test it out, how's yours been holding up since july?
still attached LOL
 

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Yup, and it was 35 dollars, can't whine about it !
 

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i wonder how much more of a handling increase is given when using something a bit better, like the dc strut bar, in comparison to the cheaper m2. anyone know by random chance?
 

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I thought of it this way: M2<F1Sports<Everything else name brand<Nismo just because it looks legit.

Now, as you go up the scale the prices drastically increase and actual performance may differ slightly. It could all be mental but if you really were to get down to it I think a stress test would be in order. I myself haven't tested each of these bars separately only one so I can't say really.

And yeah 2Dr_Sentra I will definitely be getting a rear sway from UR sometime in the near future :)
 

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Usually it is recommended to have the car on jacks when installing a strut bar to pre-load the strut bar. As far as a difference....who knows.

Glad to see you've got some good results out of it!
 
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