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Old 12-14-2005, 01:34 AM
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The age old question revisited......

Strut rod eliminator:

Ok strait up what is your opinion on this product offered by macgyver, Lets pretend it will be properly installed and maintained.
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Old 12-14-2005, 06:02 AM
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I'll start, I don't like it. I'm not an engineer or rod builder, just your average Joe who's been around a while and have learned things through the school of hard knocks. I learned a long time ago not to re-engineer what a professional engineer with vast resorces designed. Specifically what I don't like is this. Look at any lower control arm on any car. The two lower attachment points to the frame are two distint and seperate locations forming a wide, sturdy base. Look at the LCA set up. Yeah, the arm has a some what wide base but it uses a spacer with a gusset, all on that single cross memeber. How wide is it? Like 3 inches? That LCA is going to have a lot of leverage working against that 3" cross member IMO. The way Ford designed it with the strut, it still formed a wide base to spread the load over a large area giving a lot of strength. Ford could have just as easily design it just like what you are shown, but they didn't. Bottom line IMO, the factory engineers, no matter what company are pretty sharp guys building parts to hold up safely.
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That's not really a strut rod eliminator. All it does is reposition the strut rod to a much weaker position. In my opinion it would be a waste of money.
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I agree, a waste of money and butt ugly to boot.

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