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Tanabe Strut Bar Installed

Got it in yesterday. Getting to that back bolt was a pain.

Anyone know the proper Torque for the strut nuts?



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Hand Tight w/ a Rachet....Dont want to over tighten those they will snap.

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Hand Tight w/ a Rachet....Dont want to over tighten those they will snap.
Ya, I have 'em tight for now.
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Your engine bay is coming together real nicely. The Tanabe piece looks pretty sturdy. Have you tried pushing on it to try and flex it ?
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Your engine bay is coming together real nicely. The Tanabe piece looks pretty sturdy. Have you tried pushing on it to try and flex it ?

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Ya, it is really strong
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I was gonna say ditch the plastic cover and do something w/ the Valve Cover....Then realized how "ugly" the VC is and what a mess too...haha

I dont like how they laid out the tubes and stuff in the engine bay too!
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9. INSTALL FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING
(a) Install the front shock absorber with coil spring (upper side) and front fender apron rear extension
with the 3 nuts.
Torque:
50 Nm {510 kgfcm, 37 ftlbf}
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9. INSTALL FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING
(a) Install the front shock absorber with coil spring (upper side) and front fender apron rear extension
with the 3 nuts.
Torque:
50 Nm {510 kgfcm, 37 ftlbf}
I'll have to go double check, thanks.
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I was gonna say ditch the plastic cover and do something w/ the Valve Cover....Then realized how "ugly" the VC is and what a mess too...haha

I dont like how they laid out the tubes and stuff in the engine bay too!
Plastic cover is just fine for me.
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So two days of running around and I can confirm that this is a very worthy upgrade.

The iM is already a pretty good cornering car, this strut bar makes it even better.
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