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    !! Fast HELP please!! can't get my strut bar installed..

    My dad and i are doing everything we can think of, we simply can't get it that last little 1/4" or so.

    how the hell do you get these things to flex far enough?

    right now the car is jacked up in the center of the front axle as reccomended. we've tried pushing it, pulling it, standing on it, prying it, etc.

    we're about to drill a first hole in the tower just to be able to stretch the bar far enough to go over the bolts, then we get to drill ANOTHER hole for the third bolt hole for the final mount. This is something i really don't want to have (two holes in my tower? nooes)

    anyone have some helpful ideas? fast?
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    #2
    you supposed to jack up the car by the front subframe...

    just yank till it fits...
    Dan

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      #3
      i kinda had to put some downforce on the front tires to spread the struts out a bit.

      kyle
      1988 M3, 97 840, 99 XJ
      DILLIGAF

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        #4
        i'm having trouble getting it to stretch far enough to get on there.. DOH.... jacking the car up probably wouldn't help this.
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          #5
          well i got it on.


          stupid me.. i was just following common directions.

          unjacked the car..

          A pipe clamp, 2 zip ties, a rubber covered wall-hook, a 10lb sledge, a wrench, and me standing on top of the strut bar later.. we got it to stretch far enough to get screwed down..

          just a little paint damage to it here and there.. i guess i'll touch it up with red nail polish later.
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            #6
            Re: !! Fast HELP please!! can't get my strut bar installed..

            Originally posted by Kruzen
            the car is jacked up in the center of the front axle
            What front axle??

            Hers 13 X3 375hp/450tq - His 14 M5 780hp/730tq

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              #7
              Re: !! Fast HELP please!! can't get my strut bar installed..

              Originally posted by Jordan
              Originally posted by Kruzen
              the car is jacked up in the center of the front axle
              What front axle??
              LOL, give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe its an IX, and thats why it wouldnt fit...HAHAHA
              IG: @Baye30

              FRONT VALENCE IS ZENDER!!! STOP FILLING MY PM BOX PPL!!!

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                #8
                Wow what a crazy way to get it on. I had a lot of trouble too but jacking the car up while someone else tried to put it on at different lengths got me a fit.

                What kind of car and strut bar is this?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by zxd
                  Wow what a crazy way to get it on. I had a lot of trouble too but jacking the car up while someone else tried to put it on at different lengths got me a fit.

                  What kind of car and strut bar is this?
                  '90 325i, sparco, from the GB.
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                    #10
                    Re: !! Fast HELP please!! can't get my strut bar installed..

                    Originally posted by Jordan
                    Originally posted by Kruzen
                    the car is jacked up in the center of the front axle
                    What front axle??
                    i'm still learning the terminology. :oops:
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                      #11
                      I got mine on without even jacking the car up?

                      is that good or bad? It went on jus bearly then i screwed it down

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                        #12
                        mine slipped right on with only a veyr small amount of effort... i guess its just depends on how flexed your body is....
                        e30sport.net
                        '15 Porsche GT3 - 7-speed PDK - Daily Driver
                        '86 325es - s54b32tu - 6-speed - Mtech 1
                        '89 325is - m20b25 - 5-speed - Individual

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                          #13
                          after driving with it for a day or so. i love it! i can defintely feel the difference :up:
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Kruzen
                            after driving with it for a day or so. i love it! i can defintely feel the difference :up:
                            is your car lowered too?
                            90 325is
                            IE stage 3s and refeshed m20....

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 318driver
                              Originally posted by Kruzen
                              after driving with it for a day or so. i love it! i can defintely feel the difference :up:
                              is your car lowered too?
                              not yet, but i do alot of spirited driving around the twisty backroads by my house and can definitely feel a small difference. Next up is koni adjustables with ie stage iii's.
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