Strut tower brace installed

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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby vpasla1 - July 13th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Illyria69 wrote:
vpasla1 wrote:I installed it in late 2018, the same bar in the picture you posted. I believe I had to widen one hole on each side.

Thanks for the reply.
Re: the hole you widened: Was it one of the main four holes for the strut bolts? I PM'd the seller and he said it was for some different "small hole"??
Hmmm that makes me hesitant to buy one, as I am not sure i have the tools nor the DIY ability to widen holes and whatnot.

I just want to make the Escape a bit less rolly-polly. I might just go with some KYB Struts when the time comes for new struts and hope that might be enough... It's a bummer the SB is not a direct fit without having to widen holes...


I think it was for one or two small holes on each side. It's been too long to remember.

Regardless though, every hole has to clear for it to align and fit. I believe I just used a metal drill bit to widen one side of the hole as needed.

However, I found it definitely improved the handling.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby epikdele - December 1st, 2020, 7:08 pm

hey guys, im new to this forum. I have been looking for a place to buy a strut bar where can I buy one I couldn't find one that fits my car on carid?
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - December 2nd, 2020, 9:13 pm

epikdele wrote:hey guys, im new to this forum. I have been looking for a place to buy a strut bar where can I buy one I couldn't find one that fits my car on carid?


hi man, this is Ka Fai from Carfield Enterprise. the strut bar are still avaliable. please feeling free to pm us.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - December 6th, 2020, 9:25 pm

epikdele wrote:hey guys, im new to this forum. I have been looking for a place to buy a strut bar where can I buy one I couldn't find one that fits my car on carid?


Hi epikdele,

Send t a PM to you or contact us thru ebay under the name: kf1386 / store: Carfield Enterprise.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby RazoE - April 10th, 2021, 5:52 pm

Hey guys. Installed mine earlier today. You definitely need to widen 2 holes on each side (the small ones and the pill shaped ones). I just used a stick file I had lying around while my daughter jammed to some music, not a big deal at all.

Wow, it definitely makes a difference when steering. Any tiny input to the steering wheel makes the car move, there is zero dead space now! Also it doesn't dip as much when turning, which is good on these horrible West Virginia roads.

http://imgur.com/a/2toEiPL

I might remove the bar to repaint, as the blue doesn't match anything, but there's no rush.
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