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I was looking at getting a front strut bar for my 2010 koup sx. I've seen the Ultra Racing one, AEM, and ARK Performance once but I was wondering is there really any big difference between them? Would one be better then another or could I just base my decision on whatever one I like the most visually?
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This is one of those subjects that can get people arguing...

The strut bar is attached with the bolts that hold the suspension coil-over-shock in place. The coil towers, which the suspension coil-over-shock is attached to, is assembled against the firewall - they are stiff.

If the strut bar really provided suspension stiffness it would snap those coil-over-shock bolts right off the first time any real suspension force hit them.

Forte Strut bars are eye-candy - choose the one you want to look at when you open your hood.

There...I've inserted my two cents.

Let the fun begin!
 

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This is one of those subjects that can get people arguing...

The strut bar is attached with the bolts that hold the suspension coil-over-shock in place. The coil towers, which the suspension coil-over-shock is attached to, is assembled against the firewall - they are stiff.

If the strut bar really provided suspension stiffness it would snap those coil-over-shock bolts right off the first time any real suspension force hit them.

Forte Strut bars are eye-candy - choose the one you want to look at when you open your hood.

There...I've inserted my two cents.

Let the fun begin!
Noted! I think I might have to go with the ARK one then
 

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I heard about that one before, but I was looking at getting the megan racing one, it seems to add a deeper rumble without being too loud.
Not a bad price!

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I heard about that one before, but I was looking at getting the megan racing one, it seems to add a deeper rumble without being too loud.
The solo performance exhaust was only loud when you accelerated hard, otherwise it had a nice deep exhaust note during normal operation.

I never understood why it wasn't always loud considering the muffler and resonator were straight through!
 

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The solo performance exhaust was only loud when you accelerated hard, otherwise it had a nice deep exhaust note during normal operation.

I never understood why it wasn't always loud considering the muffler and resonator were straight through!
Yea it's too bad you can't find it anymore but I have a good feeling about the megan one.
 

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Forte Strut bars are eye-candy - choose the one you want to look at when you open your hood.
I noticed a difference when I installed my Ultra Racing tower strut bar. Then I added the sub frame brace + rear sway bar and trunk brace...... WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Handles like a gokart.

But yeah I don't think the brand matters too much. I prefer the solid ones as opposed to the 3 piece kits, just because.

If I had to do it all again and UR wasn't available, I'd go with the, I think it's called "Luxon" (?) one. It looks badass.
 

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I noticed a difference when I installed my Ultra Racing tower strut bar. Then I added the sub frame brace + rear sway bar and trunk brace...... WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Handles like a gokart.

But yeah I don't think the brand matters too much. I prefer the solid ones as opposed to the 3 piece kits, just because.

If I had to do it all again and UR wasn't available, I'd go with the, I think it's called "Luxon" (?) one. It looks badass.
I know im late on this conversation but on which website did u find the sub frame brace and everything else? I did some searching g around before and I found a website that sold them but I forgot to save the web page and no longer can find it. Can u plz help if u guys can?
 

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I know im late on this conversation but on which website did u find the sub frame brace and everything else? I did some searching g around before and I found a website that sold them but I forgot to save the web page and no longer can find it. Can u plz help if u guys can?
 
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