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Here it is!!!!











 

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Nice! Looks like it fit perfectly over the white bolt thingy on the driver's side.


So how's the ride now
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Very "rigid". Feels like it has no shocks lol. Front end doesnt "sag" as much in the turns, stays pretty flat.

I was worried about that bolt too. But there is a hole in the strut mount thank god!
 

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It tightens up the front end. Although Ive taken mine off an on several times and have hardly felt any discerable difference....and mine wont move.
Looks nice. I like the solid ones personally.
 

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X2 @ what lampoon said, And really only feels different when in slow turns,IMHO it helps with cars with big OL v8's in them more, basically when you tun you car, the middle of your car caves in, the reason...There is a big whole in it when an engine sitting in there :p.
 

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I would think tightening up the sway bar would be a better improvement for that.
The strut bar stiffines the frame, The sawy bar stops sway... more detailed below vvvv

Swaybars will decrease the amount of body roll that you have, thus increasing the amount of tire contact that will keep in hard turns. They typically replace the stock bars on the car. In terms of suspension mods, swaybars are "usually" the best bang for the buck.They are sometimes also called anti-sway bars or anti-roll bars. Their purpose in life is to try to keep the car's body from "rolling" in a sharp turn.

Think about what happens to a car in a sharp turn. If you are inside the car, you know that your body gets pulled toward the outside of the turn. The same thing is happening to all the parts of the car. So the part of the car on the outside of the turn gets pushed down toward the road and the part of the car on the inside of the turn rises up. In other words, the body of the car "rolls" 10 or 20 or 30 degrees toward the outside of the turn. If you take a turn fast enough, the tires on the inside of the turn actually rise off the road and the car flips over.

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Strutbars mount to the top of the struts, and will help the keep the strut towers from flexing in hard corners.aka strut bars aslo help to retain suspension geometrey and reduce shock tower flex when loaded up (cornering) Don't expect these to give you any additional cornering force. They will generally make the initial turn-in of the car much more responsive however. ie. better low speed handling in quick turns.
 

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very nice i have the same one.
 

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The strut bar stiffines the frame, The sawy bar stops sway... more detailed below vvvv

Swaybars will decrease the amount of body roll that you have, thus increasing the amount of tire contact that will keep in hard turns. They typically replace the stock bars on the car. In terms of suspension mods, swaybars are "usually" the best bang for the buck.They are sometimes also called anti-sway bars or anti-roll bars. Their purpose in life is to try to keep the car's body from "rolling" in a sharp turn.

Think about what happens to a car in a sharp turn. If you are inside the car, you know that your body gets pulled toward the outside of the turn. The same thing is happening to all the parts of the car. So the part of the car on the outside of the turn gets pushed down toward the road and the part of the car on the inside of the turn rises up. In other words, the body of the car "rolls" 10 or 20 or 30 degrees toward the outside of the turn. If you take a turn fast enough, the tires on the inside of the turn actually rise off the road and the car flips over.



Strutbars mount to the top of the struts, and will help the keep the strut towers from flexing in hard corners.aka strut bars aslo help to retain suspension geometrey and reduce shock tower flex when loaded up (cornering) Don't expect these to give you any additional cornering force. They will generally make the initial turn-in of the car much more responsive however. ie. better low speed handling in quick turns.
Are there aftermarket roll bars for the g6. Too lazy to look right now lol.
 

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I don't know to be honest but grabbing a set form a gxp(if you don't have one allready) would be cheaper/smarter

EDIT**** Gxp and gt and base models have the same anti-roll bar

EDIT**** I can find anything.... I did find lowering springs but sure you guys all knew that
 

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I don't know to be honest but grabbing a set form a gxp(if you don't have one allready) would be cheaper/smarter

EDIT**** Gxp and gt and base models have the same anti-roll bad

EDIT**** I can find anything.... I did find lowering springs but sure you guys all knew that
Ya i have one then cuz i have the GT. I want some lowering springs too
 

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Never seen a custom one of those before. Nice job.
 

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because I'm a cheap bass turd and I really like to do things myself, I built my own. I still need to paint it. It's only primed right now, but this is it so far

Sweet..... If I could weld........ OMG... you should make those.... Give G6'ers a good price and you could be the next forum boner.
 

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haha, not a bad idea. I would definitely have to setup a jig though so the bends would be a lot easier to accomplish. Aside from that, shaping the plates that connect to the bolts was the most time consuming.

I'm about to start working on one for the rear end. I just haven't had time lately to work on it.

I've actually taken my car to the track (http://www.hallettracing.net) to race it so I made this one a bit beefier to handle the tight turns. I would like to add one to the rear that would go from shock tower to tower plus connect, with an x-beam, to the rear dash frame. I'm not going to be able to make it the track before the last session at the end of this month, but I will be going this spring. I want to be able to actually try with and without the rear to see how much of a difference there actually is.

I'm with Lampoon though. Not much of a difference with our cars. But, they look cool :D
 

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haha, not a bad idea. I would definitely have to setup a jig though so the bends would be a lot easier to accomplish. Aside from that, shaping the plates that connect to the bolts was the most time consuming.

I'm about to start working on one for the rear end. I just haven't had time lately to work on it.

I've actually taken my car to the track (http://www.hallettracing.net) to race it so I made this one a bit beefier to handle the tight turns. I would like to add one to the rear that would go from shock tower to tower plus connect, with an x-beam, to the rear dash frame. I'm not going to be able to make it the track before the last session at the end of this month, but I will be going this spring. I want to be able to actually try with and without the rear to see how much of a difference there actually is.

I'm with Lampoon though. Not much of a difference with our cars. But, they look cool :D
The farther away the shock towers are away from the firewall the more it helps, But with the g6's being so close it is not going to make a huge difference.
 

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The farther away the shock towers are away from the firewall the more it helps, But with the g6's being so close it is not going to make a huge difference.
Yeah, I had a 2g Eclipse and strut tower bars made a huge difference, not only in handling, but in the entire car's rigidity.

With ours, not so much. Where you will feel the difference, when racing, is as soon as you hit the turn and the front digs into the ground. You can tell the frame is stiffer. It just doesn't help once you start to accelerate out of the apex and more weight is shifted to the rear. That's when the sway bars, lower center of gravity and unsprung weight come into play :)
 
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