Stress bar advice

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cwingerter
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Stress bar advice

Post by cwingerter » Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:03 am

A friend recommended a stress bar for my cabby to help prevent chassis flex and sharpen the handling. Any thoughts or advice?
Is installation a do-it-yourself project?
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Briano1234
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Re: Stress bar advice

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:18 am

Personally I believe in the front stress bar, it tends to stiffen the front in.... and i have noticed that it handles better.

The euro-sport, neuspeed, are about the same.... but don't get confused that a "jetta" / Golf is the same as the mk1.
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Re: Stress bar advice

Post by bLac K aBriOleT89 » Fri May 02, 2008 8:06 pm

I have a Neuspeed and it really helped. Feels tighter. It really adds up when you have a lower/stiffer suspension setup. It looks nice and adds up to the engine bay as well!
Yes, you can install it yourself, took me about 20 mins...


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