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Alright so lately I've been noticing that whenever I drive overa anything that's not flat (ie: speed bumps, sloped curbs), I can hear this sort of creakinf noise. It sound like my chassis is flexing or something. But I am also thinking that it might have something to do with the suspension. Maybe bearings or something?
Anyone had this problem with their car?

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Yup. Try opening the sunroof a bit and going over a bump. See if that gets rid of it.

I put a 40mm Cusco rear strut bar on and that helped tremendously.
 

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Yup. Try opening the sunroof a bit and going over a bump. See if that gets rid of it.

I put a 40mm Cusco rear strut bar on and that helped tremendously.
Hmm.. you sure you didn't mean 20mm? ;)

40mm would put you in an oversteer spin for the rest of your life, I'd think. Heh.... :biggest:

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About 13mm, I think.

My Whiteline is the adjustable 18,20,22mm one. Most Cusco bars are 20mm that I've seen, though they sell others.

40mm would be about as thick as your average water bottle. Death by oversteer. :D

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I'm pretty damned sure I meant a 40 MM rear STRUT bar.
f'n noobs. :)

But I have a FHI 18mm rear SWAY bar, not that it would really help with the creaking. It actually creates more creaking by attempting to tie the two rear wheels together - not allowing the suspension to flex as much as it would like.
 
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Oh, and you're right about the stock rear sway bar, it's 13mm.

But 40 mm is about 1.6 inches, about the diameter of the center clear section on a CD.
 

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Yeah I know the true diameter of 40mm, however I figured that in swaybar applications, they must've used a different system of judging size...

And ya gotta be a wiseguy, eh? :biggest: I considered that you could've been talking about a strut tower brace, however without calling it a strut tower brace specifically, it's hard to tell what you're talking about..... most people refer to sway bars as strut bars, as well.

You and I know that's wrong, but that's what people do.

So now who's the "noob," boob? ;) heh
 
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People who refer to sway bars (more appropriately 'anti-sway' bars) as strut bars are the noobs. And I've never seen anybody refer to a sway bar as a strut bar. They don't touch the struts.

:confused: <---- people who call em strut bars.
 

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It's a very common misstatement, you'd be surprised. Go to more car meets, you'll see. :D
 

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Yeah I would have to agree with horatio on this one.

I have never heard anyone call a sway bar a strut bar, simply for the reason stated above...
The sway bar doesn't mount to or even touch the struts.

But anyway thanks for the input on the subject.

I ordered the cusco strut bars the day I posted this thread cuz I figured they would help (both front and rear)
They should be in by friday.

But I am also gonna be buying an FHI 20mm sway bar soon cuz I'm putting springs on.

Thanks my brothas
 

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Which... is why I said it's a very common screw-up. I'm well aware what the bar touches and doesn't, but most people interchange the terms quite often.

Check out some of the Web write-ups on swaybars. A few of them state that they're commonly referred to under different names, some correct, some not.

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