Strut Bars

Old 09-28-2012, 09:35 PM
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Strut Bars

Any of you notice any difference with these? I got one free form work (let the fab department borrow my car for R&D for a day and they let me keep one).

Don't mind the terrible looking amp wire, I've yet to pull it out of the car since I bought it.

Can't tell a difference after a day of driving, I doubt I ever will but it is a very clean looking brace!

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:42 PM
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I have a strut bar and it is a total performance waste. Good for looks only in my opinion. But i must admit that mine is still on my car.
Oh, yours looks great!

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:51 PM
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A matter of fact I really like the way it ties everthing togather. I think I want one, how much?
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:23 PM
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I work on the performance electronics side of things and this hasn't been released yet so I'm not sure.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:26 PM
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Darn, please let me know if they need to check with one more car to do a fit check on.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:26 AM
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Strut bars serve to maintain the suspension geometry under high cornering loads that cause the the strut mounts to move relative to each other.

Old 911s benefit from these on the track because the body design allows flexing at the top of the mounts. I'd bet that the s2k doesn't have much of an issue with this because of the attention paid to body rigidity during the inital design.

Bars are just bling with the possible exception of use by expert drivers on a race track
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Totally a waste of money and of no value suspension wise on the S2000.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:20 AM
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If you take a look at the strut towers on the S...how strudy they look/the quality of the welds, it's doubtful a brace would add much rigidity. Plus, I'm sure Honda would have made it a standard feature if it helped.
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Plus, I'm sure Honda would have made it a standard feature if it helped.
Totally
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I am amazed at the responses received on the strut bar??? This is the response that everyone gives...but I would like to point out that although the Honda S2000 has a very rigid body...for a roadster, these bars do serve quite a bit of purpose...when you are working under the hood, they are a great place to put your free hand to keep you from falling in.

Seriously, that is a very different design...it disappears under the intake pipe... I had a 1973 Subaru DL in high school and the strut towers rusted so bad that the towers started to collapse inward...nothing a perfectly cut piece of 4x4 pressure treated wood would not fix...slammed it in with a sledge hammer!!!! Looked awesome!
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:14 PM
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lol starrman is right good to place ur hands
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Originally Posted by starrman View Post
I am amazed at the responses received on the strut bar??? This is the response that everyone gives...but I would like to point out that although the Honda S2000 has a very rigid body...for a roadster, these bars do serve quite a bit of purpose...when you are working under the hood, they are a great place to put your free hand to keep you from falling in.

Seriously, that is a very different design...it disappears under the intake pipe... I had a 1973 Subaru DL in high school and the strut towers rusted so bad that the towers started to collapse inward...nothing a perfectly cut piece of 4x4 pressure treated wood would not fix...slammed it in with a sledge hammer!!!! Looked awesome!
Bling made of PT wood could be the next thing , much cheaper than Carbon Fiber.
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tried and true effective on 911s , but the tub for the 911 was designed in the '60s before the advent of computer aided design.

The s2000 had state of the art Computer design and testing by some of the best engineers on the planet focused making a flagship performance car.

Strut tower flex would have been spotted and fixed early on.
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I think it looks really good. I would be interested in one as well.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:55 AM
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That thing looks great!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:03 PM
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Lots of people think a front-lower X-brace helps with rigidity. I think it did make my car feel better but it could have been a placebo effect
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:04 AM
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I have one just for looks. But honda did put one in the rear. So they have to do something.
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