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I just recieved my stillen strut bar. Do I have to jack up the car to install it, or I can just do it with the car parked? I know it's not that hard to install but I checked the tips section on this site and was'nt too sure if I had to jack up the car or not. Any help?
 

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Its cake, just unbolt the bolts holding the struts and put it on then put the bolts back.
 

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Takes like 5 minutes.Leave the car on the ground take off those 3 nuts place the strut bar on put the nuts back on finished.I just put mine on and it makes a BIG difference
 

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The only time you would need to jack the car is if you're installing a sway bar. The part in question is a tower bar. . .
 

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I thought that I had to jack up the car because I would be removing the bolts that hold the struts in place. I know it sounds stupid but I wanted to just make sure.
 

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It's all good. As long as you're on a level surface you will have no troubles at all because the struts are in a neutral position when the car is level.
 

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Remember the torque specs on those bolts 29 to 40 foot lbs. Those bolts are marked during factory installs to make sure they're tightened correctly.
 

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I ordered one from Dave B today, what does it matter what lbs it is as long as it is snug and not torqued all the way down?
 

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GPS said:
I ordered one from Dave B today, what does it matter what lbs it is as long as it is snug and not torqued all the way down?
Those bolts take care of the top of whole strut assembly. They should be tightened correctly.
 

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Why are people getting this bar, I thought the Altima chassis was pretty stiff?
1. dress up
2. stiffen a bit
3. you want stiff other than stb, stich weld the chassis.

#2 is only useful if you change to higher rate dampener/spring setup where the setup's so stiff that it'd force the chassis to flex.
 

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Actually you do need to lift the car up to stretch the bar out as far as possible. That way when you lower the car to the ground the has no flex in it and the chassis stays stiff. There was another tread posted on this somewhere.If it's not installed properly it's just a useless weight.
 

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jaltima said:
Actually you do need to lift the car up to stretch the bar out as far as possible. That way when you lower the car to the ground the has no flex in it and the chassis stays stiff. There was another tread posted on this somewhere.If it's not installed properly it's just a useless weight.
The bar stretches? Really? By how much?
 
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