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Old 04-Feb-2004, 05:21 PM
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Rear Cross Bar Installation

Rear Cross Bar Installation
by: Cynikal.Mindset 02/04/04

Tools Needed:
Ratchet/Socket Set
17mm Socket
2nd Largest Allen Key Socket
Small Flathead Screwdriver
Wrench Tool Included w/RXB

installation:
1. Use small flathead screwdriver to pry off seatbelt nut cover


2. Once nut is visable use 17mm socket to remove the bolt from the car


*notice the position of the washers/lock disks on the bolt*


3. Remove 1st two spacers from seatbelt bolt and put aside for later use.

4. Thread seatbelt bolt through 2nd hole on the RXB
5. Replace the thickest spacer that was removed on the opposite side of the mounting bracket so it makes like a "sandwich" with the mounting bracket


*thinner spacer is no longer used but dont throw out incase u need it at a later date*

6. Start to thread bolt back into mounting hole on the body, dont tighten down yet!!!

Repeat Steps 1-6 for Other Side

7. Adjust bar using center adjustment piece so it is snugged up on the sides
8. Check for alignment and placement of side brackets
9. When everything it good adjust bar using centre adjustment piece so that the bar is rigid against the sides of the car


10. Once satisfied torque down seatbelt bolts to factory spec.


11. Now, finally adjust the centre piece one more time (may require you to wiggle bar up and down etc. to get it just right.
12. When bar is fully adjusted lock it in place with the lock nuts on the centre piece (tighten them good)


Almost done!!!

13. Take the car out for a ride, go over some bumps, corners etc to get bar to settle a bit
14. Re-check and re-torque bolts and bar
15. Re-install the bolt caps on the seatbelt bolts
16. FINISHED!!!



*after a week or 2 check the bar and re-tighten if necessary as settling will occur*
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Old 04-Feb-2004, 05:58 PM
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good writeup

how much of a difference did you feel?

more than a rear strut?
are these made for 5th gen?
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Old 04-Feb-2004, 06:01 PM
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I have one in my car, not tighted cause I don't have large enough wrench... LOL
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Old 04-Feb-2004, 06:18 PM
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how much of a difference did you feel?

more than a rear strut?
are these made for 5th gen?
The little drive that I took with it from the parking lot to my house I could definetly feel the chassis being more rigid...its a different feeling than with a rear strut bar...and these bars are universal application...almost fits all cars
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Yeah good write up
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Old 04-Feb-2004, 09:49 PM
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What company makes them i'm interested in buying one
how much$$$$$$.
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Old 04-Feb-2004, 11:51 PM
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good write up ....
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Old 05-Feb-2004, 01:45 AM
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up coming installs include front and rear strut tower bars!!
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Old 05-Feb-2004, 09:20 AM
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how much are those things?
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dont you lose on the retractable seat belts..hehe.. Unless you got a "some" point seatbelt intact.

Looks yummy~!
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nice
how about one of these AND a rear strut bar?
or do they serve the same purpose?
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Old 05-Feb-2004, 06:29 PM
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your car is gonna be a tank!


how much for taht bar, and hwere did you get it?
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i sell these in blue chrome and red for $150
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dont you lose on the retractable seat belts..hehe.. Unless you got a "some" point seatbelt intact.

nope, stock seatbelts are still left fully functional!
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hey the one i bought used to be in a DC and i'm having fitment problems. i cant fit the two adjusting nuts on. to do so i have to trim away the plastic piece behind the carper, which i already did on one side. any suggestions?


edit: oops...brought back from the dead...sorry.
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How do people sit in the back? Step on top that bar?
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Yeah they step on the bar i have one and theres no problem with it and it cleans right up if anyone has dirty shoes
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Where can I buy one of these?...if I wanted one.
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Originally posted by My93Civic
How do people sit in the back? Step on top that bar?
you don't let anybody sit in the back, because our cars are slow enough as it is
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Originally posted by Younes Si


you don't let anybody sit in the back, because our cars are slow enough as it is
rolfmao.
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