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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby vpasla1 - January 22nd, 2020, 2:28 pm

I found a difference with the brace. It feels more planted on turns for sure. Also felt a difference on the highway with higher winds. It doesn't sway as much side to side.

I did have some issues with the install, I had to drill to widen the holes a little bit as they wouldn't align without it.

I took some pictures but they're on the computer, so I can upload them later.

Another thing to note for Canadians is that it'll come by UPS and you'll have to pay an extra $30ish for duties on delivery.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby Squirrel - January 27th, 2020, 11:50 pm

At least on the first gens, the bar makes a huge difference. I want to order one from kafhi but 180 is too steep of a price. I loved my brace for my 2004, now I need one for the 2012.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - February 4th, 2020, 12:47 am

csonni wrote:Looks as though I’m talking to myself haha.
After a bit of driving, I think the bar does make a difference. Having said that, new struts and shocks have really changed the ride more than anything else. But, yeah, I think there’s something to it.


Sorry friends, you are not alone. We are having the chinese new year vacation and extended the date long, due to the coronavirus which spreading in mainland china, even my home town- Hong Kong. We will get back to office in coming 9 Feb.

Hope your all love the bars, drive safety at all.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - February 4th, 2020, 12:48 am

Squirrel wrote:At least on the first gens, the bar makes a huge difference. I want to order one from kafhi but 180 is too steep of a price. I loved my brace for my 2004, now I need one for the 2012.


Squirrel, don't you know a member's offer $ 150 us, comprised of airmail to CA/ USA? :thumb:
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby Squirrel - February 14th, 2020, 9:51 pm

kafai wrote:
Squirrel wrote:At least on the first gens, the bar makes a huge difference. I want to order one from kafhi but 180 is too steep of a price. I loved my brace for my 2004, now I need one for the 2012.


Squirrel, don't you know a member's offer $ 150 us, comprised of airmail to CA/ USA? :thumb:


:party: Wasn't sure it was still offered! That will be great! I will contact you once the Corona virus is contained is reported. ;) Stay safe over there, my friend! :beer:
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - February 15th, 2020, 2:08 pm

Squirrel wrote:
kafai wrote:
Squirrel wrote:At least on the first gens, the bar makes a huge difference. I want to order one from kafhi but 180 is too steep of a price. I loved my brace for my 2004, now I need one for the 2012.


Squirrel, don't you know a member's offer $ 150 us, comprised of airmail to CA/ USA? :thumb:


:party: Wasn't sure it was still offered! That will be great! I will contact you once the Corona virus is contained is reported. ;) Stay safe over there, my friend! :beer:


alright friends, it still in huge spreading in Asia.. my office will be expected resume service on 20 Feb. I will let you accordingly soon.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - February 20th, 2020, 10:02 am

Squirrel wrote:
kafai wrote:
Squirrel wrote:At least on the first gens, the bar makes a huge difference. I want to order one from kafhi but 180 is too steep of a price. I loved my brace for my 2004, now I need one for the 2012.


Squirrel, don't you know a member's offer $ 150 us, comprised of airmail to CA/ USA? :thumb:


:party: Wasn't sure it was still offered! That will be great! I will contact you once the Corona virus is contained is reported. ;) Stay safe over there, my friend! :beer:


Hi friends,

my shop already resume normal operation. if you need anything else, pm me or mail to: [email protected]
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby Illyria69 - July 8th, 2020, 10:06 am

Is anyone having difficulties installing the REVISED version of this SB? Or has it all been resolved? (I am referring to some posts saying some holes needed to be drilled/enlarged - is that still an issue?)

The newer version looks a bit different:

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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby vpasla1 - July 8th, 2020, 3:19 pm

Illyria69 wrote:Is anyone having difficulties installing the REVISED version of this SB? Or has it all been resolved? (I am referring to some posts saying some holes needed to be drilled/enlarged - is that still an issue?)

The newer version looks a bit different:

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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.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby Illyria69 - July 8th, 2020, 5:49 pm

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...
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