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2G Strut Bars still around?

Posted by Echosyp, Oct 27, 2020

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  1. Echosyp

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    Been searching the forums and can't find any info.

    Been looking at grabbing a front strut tower bar in preferably red, only thing I can find is the Megan Racing ones on ebay for $800 - $1000.

    Does any company still make them?
     

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  2. spyderdrifter

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    DCSport makes them still I think.
     

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  5. red_devil

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    Hope you mean $80

    Make sure to buy a solid bar not an adjustable one. The adjustable ones do nothing but add weight and get in the way.
     

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  6. rEclipserGST

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    DCsports makes strut bars front and rear for around $100. Best bar you can get. No flex.
     

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  7. Echosyp

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    no I mean $800 and $1000, that’s the only red bar I can find anywhere online for sale. Rear bars are like $80 but every one of the Megan racing front bars are almost $1000 on eBay for a blue, red, or other color
     

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  8. Echosyp

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    guess I’ll have to grab one of those and get it powder coated to match then.
     

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  9. red_devil

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    Those pos bars from megan are worth like $50. Just buy DC bars
     

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  10. Echosyp

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    Yea looks like that’s what I’m gonna have to do and get it powder coated
     

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  11. ec17pse

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    DC are going to be the strongest bars going, for the front try get the double NA bar and flip it as then it offers even more strength vs the single turbo bar.

    Na vs turbo is becauze of space for the sensor and battery etc
     

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  12. Echosyp

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    I’m years late to the 2G scene, seems everything I wanna do is either no longer in production or old news. Everything I’ve been searching on the forums here hasn’t had anything posted in many years now.

    I also want digital gauges and seems to be nothing posted on here in forever.
     

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    Digital gauges are plentyfull, just pick a brand and they will do it. Innovate. Aem zeitronix they all do digital.

    As for the strut braces i see the DC on ebay new quite often. You can still get loads of parts and we are still producing many new items for the chassis not produced before so its still a good platform to be on still
     

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  14. Echosyp

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    Yea I found a few DC braces, just nothing in red like I was wanting, but I'll just get them powder coated if needed, As for the digital gauges I seen a few, just nobody that made custom all in one solution. I want to replace my whole cluster with digital option, speedo, tach, oil pressure, fuel, ect. But I'll take my current cluster and just make the digital ones fit.
     

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    If you want an all in one then its limited as a system or controller unit like race capture or a standalone ecu with dash.
     

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    DC front bar made a noticable difference on my Spyder. I did have to trim down the driver’s side
    mount a little bit to clear the A/C lines, though.
     

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    I think BoostedFab still makes them.

    instagram.com/boostedfab

     

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    My personal favorite, they also make a matching one for the rear.
     

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  21. BLACK'98DSM

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    What exactly was your issue with it?

    The brackets that mount it on top of the strut tower are very soft, I did notice that. But I didn't see that as a big issue because it actually conformed the the shape and hugged the strut tower once I torqued it.
     

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    The whole point of the bar is to stiffen up the chassis. Installing a bar with soft brackets and useless adjustability is just adding weight. You can push on the bars with minimal force and they bend. People tend to think the adjustments were to "force" in the shock towers, in reality it's allows them to fit multiple applications.
     

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    I agree, love the look, and that they are 1 piece. Added strength in my opinion. Love the matching rear being available too.
     

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