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Re: Would this work?

Originally Posted by DTRAIN619 View Post
Truthfully, this will do nothing in the area of stiffening. xB's have shocks in the rear, so a "strut bar" is more of a showpiece than a functioning item, as it connects to the studs on the shock (which I was never comfortable with). I have a set of home-made trunk bars that offer a degree of body stiffening, but if you want chassis stiffening, go with your latter idea and get the sway bar.

GT Spec used to make a rear "sway bar for the xB.

And years ago, an engineering buddy of mine who was a member here made one (which he gave me when he sold his box - it's still sitting in my garage).

For the record, my home-made trunk bars.

That makes sense. I'm still new to the whole suspension aspect of things. I just got a Hotchkis front sway bar and Energy Suspension endlinks. I just have to get the rebuild kit for the FSB before I can install it.

I only ask because I see them for other vehicles and there's really nothing for the xB, but now I understand why. Although, if used in conjunction with a RSB, would it help more or still just more of a show piece?
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