RE: [DML] Houston Server Down? ("Front Strut Bar" Question)
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RE: [DML] Houston Server Down? ("Front Strut Bar" Question)

They are probably not on the Houston server as they are likely not an
official Houston product.  Many of the DMC centers had their own
products back when they were independent dealers.  Toby has a lot of
electrically oriented stuff.  Ed Uding has suspension parts.  Don has
his cams and speaker pods and such.  Dave has the strut bar.


I believe this version of the strut bar started as Marty Maier from St.
Louis built and developed a prototype one for his car.  Then Joe and
Peter Kuchan simplified the design and made them a viable bolt-on
product.  About a year ago(?) Dave at DMCMW started selling the Kuchan
product.  (I apologize in advance if I have over simplified the
development of this product and missed someone.)


I have one installed and I think they are a fantastic upgrade for the
price.  What it does is it basically ties the top end of the shock
absorbers together so they can't wiggle and sway relative to each other.
They still work as shock absorbers, totally independently, but the
shocks themselves don't lean any more.


They make steering at low speed a bit easier, decrease or eliminate bump
steer (where the wheel pulls to left or right when you hit a pothole)
and generally help cornering.


Basic installation takes about 10 minutes - it should still come with
good instructions.  There is no drilling or other permanent modification
to the car.  Once installed however you will have a bar about the
diameter of a broomstick in your front trunk over the spare tire bay.
You can lay the carpet over it but it will not sit flat.  You can also
cut some slits in your carpet cover and fit it under the bar, but that
will require that you remove the bar to access the spare.


If you go to Gettysburg you will find a number of cars with this product
on them.  I first saw them in Chicago and decided to get mine.





From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of content22207
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 2:33 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Houston Server Down? ("Front Strut Bar" Question)


I've been corresponding with an owner Re: a DMCMW product known as the
"front strut bar". This is not a sway bar, but some aftermarket
development that attaches to the front body bolts. I've never heard of
such, thus tried to surf to the DMCMW website to check it out.
Apparently DMCMW uses the DMCH server, which I haven't been able to
access for some time now. Back then, I thought the problem might be my
antiquated browsers. Just downloaded the latest versions of three
(Netscape, Mozilla, and -- ugh -- IE) and still can't bring it up.
Does anyone know what's going on in Houston?


Does anyone have info and/or pics of DMCMW's "front strut bar"? I am
curious about what it is.

Bill Robertson


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