do tie bars and strut bars really help handling

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do tie bars and strut bars really help handling

Post by projectneon1998 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:12 pm

do tie bars and strut bars really help handling
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Post by jamieely » Thu May 20, 2010 6:35 pm

A lot of people told me without solid strut mounts they are useless. The soft strut mounts flex more than the body does. tie bars I have no clue.
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Post by DOHCRT » Thu May 20, 2010 9:12 pm

The chassis flexes when driving. Anything you can do to stiffen it a little more is good. Some cars will flex more than others, and for this reason strut bars and tie braces will have different effects on different cars. For instance, convertible cars flex a shit ton while driving. Adding braces and bars to a convertible usually makes a noticeable difference. Adding them to your neon is probably not going to be as noticeable. The cheap ebay bars are not really going to do much at all.
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Post by BIGRAM » Thu May 20, 2010 11:36 pm

According to the neon performance book even the ebay ones work, will I try them no. But yeah what he said^ anything you can do will help and in the end it will all add up. Like get all the cheap shit, then when you get the sway bars n good struts n springs you will have a good ass ride. But that's my opinion
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Post by charger440neon2.0l » Tue May 25, 2010 2:00 am

I didn't notice anything up front and saw no difference in my autocross times with or without the bar and since it was in the way when checked my brake fluid or coolant bottle it came off and went on ebay. In the rear I noticed a huge difference the car started picking up the inside tire a lot more often on hard corners. I have energy suspension poly kit 22mm and 19mm sway bars matrix 1" drop springs up front, mopar high rates in rear.

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Post by Bzevey » Tue May 25, 2010 6:14 am

If your running a poly bushing kit you will see a slight difference then

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