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Old 04-08-2015, 03:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure if it's all in my head but after installing a rear upper strut bar it really feels much much tighter in addition to the front upper bar I've had for years ....seems like the del sol really needed this
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard they are very flexy makes sense with the open roof.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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depends on the kind used. if it has a solid mount to the towers, I can see it, if its hinged, I don't see it. I had a password jdm rear strut tower bar and first time around an on ramp it felt good. I don't have it on this car, and it feels the same.......so yeah lol.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"Try and just remember that it is all in your head."

I think if you like it and it feels better then it is. My front is hinged and my rear is not. If I pull them off I notice a difference but not in normal driving. I didn't notice as much of a difference as when I did the bushings. Would assume the bushings and fresh tires help more on a street car.
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even the ghetto alumnum shitters from ebay make an effect on the del sol.

The sidepaneling on the del sol is trong. the side to side is utter garbage.

a triangulated front bar and solid rear bar will give noticable improvements. It made a pretty massive difference when my 93 del sol was stock outside of skunk2 struts and springs. After the bars, the bushings started to get destroyed (well car had 200k anyways)
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an Ebay H-Brace made my del sol's steering noticeably better and the cowl shook less.


really, anything will help on a sol. They're so flexy you can watch the windshield move back and forth an inch or so with the roof off
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Idk about del sols specifically but on my gutted hatch my dc sports rear strut bar felt like it made such a minimal difference while cornering hard I pulled it off for weight savings.
My OEM front strut bar and nrg front lower tie bar actually made a difference though, the tie bar even reduced wheel hop.
My rear end is light now tho I'm sure a del sol rear end does have some heft to it so I think you could notice a slight improvement as long as you don't use an adjustable bar with hinges. I used to have an eBay hinged front bar and no tie bar, the OEM strut bar and tie bar made a huge difference over the eBay one.
Although whoshot is right bushings make the biggest difference.
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even ebay strut bars will help a del sol noticeably, they're that bad
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Here is how bad del sols are at chassis flex. If you stick some super stiff coilovers on it and go auto-crossing, there is a good chance at cracking the dashboard if you have sticky tires.

so if you own a del sol, its worth even the $60 for a full set of ebay china special bars, let alone the good brand name solid stuff.

I had that OBX dual tube front bar and I found an old used DC Sports twin tube bar for the back, and holy fuck it felt like a car worth at least $6 more lol
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