10-01-2004, 11:28 AM
Will a rear strut tower bar really improve the feel of my car.
My two options at this point are Shark Racing and Mussa.
Is it worth the money???????????????
10-01-2004, 11:53 AM
I can go through a turn much smoother with my sr rear strut tower bar so i'd say its a nice improvement, im going to look into somthing for the front shortly.
10-01-2004, 11:55 AM
Was is it difficult to install? And Try the sr strut tower bar for the front.
10-01-2004, 12:05 PM
no not really, you just will have to remove the speaker cover panels from the side. If you still want those covers you will have to cut a hole in the plastic, im gona do that this weekend cause i dont like the way it looks without those covers.
10-01-2004, 12:08 PM
You have a sedan I believe, so it is a pain to install the rear strut bar...but when you are done, it is completely hidden by the plastic/carpet behind the rear seats and under the rear shelf.
If you want to do it like I did, get the MUSSA rear bar..it is hexagonal tubing and is very strong and fit very well.
10-01-2004, 12:17 PM
ya i shoulda clairified if he had a hatch back or sedan :( sorry
10-01-2004, 12:20 PM
If you have a sedan, then the difference is hardly going to be noticeable...
04Elantra, what do you think? Could you tell much of a difference?
10-01-2004, 12:28 PM
I thought it helped......but it could also be from the tib sway bar and front strut bar working together to make the car ride better.
If you dont mind spending $100 and you are going to install rear speakers (meaning access to the strut bolts will be easy), I'd say get the bar...it can only help!!!
10-01-2004, 01:10 PM
Well, the difference is that in the rear of the sedan there's already some structure in place which should help keep the chassis pretty sturdy. That's why I think it's debatable. Jay had made the same comment. If I believed it would make any noticeable improvement, I'd buy one. But the fact is that of those 3 mods the sway bar is #1, the front strut bar is #2, and the rear strut bar is probably a distant 3rd at improving handling/steering feel with the sedan.
10-01-2004, 01:14 PM
I have the Mussa rear strut bar o my GT, too, and adding it made a big difference in cornering. I'd already installed the Tib sway bar and a front EvoFusion strut bar, so I don't know about starting from totally stock, though...
10-01-2004, 01:54 PM
^ Your car is a hatchback though, right?
10-01-2004, 01:55 PM
I already have a sr strut bar. . . . . and trying to source out a Sway bar don't know which one is good. Are sway bars difficult to install.
10-01-2004, 02:11 PM
Are they difficult to install? Not really. The bolts for the endlinks rust over time and they can be a pain to get off, but that's the only challenge really. There are plenty of techniques for breaking it loose... for me it wasn't a problem.
10-01-2004, 02:24 PM
get a tiburon sway bar and then just spray the bolts on the endlinks every day for a couple of days before the install so that they loosen up. thats what I did.