Install 1-Piece Strut Bar

Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")

Relevant Models

All S-Series


  • 13mm deep socket
  • Ratchet
  • Torque wrench


Note: pictures depict an adjustable strut bar.  Installation instructions are for a non-adjustable 1-piece bar.

Step 1

Park the car on a flat, level surface and open the hood.

Step 2

Remove the strut to body nuts. There are 3 of these on each side.  They are 13mm, and the studs they are on may interfere if you use a shallow socket, so grab a deep one if you have it.

Step 3

Place strut bar in place over strut studs.

Step 3

Tighten things up. The strut to body nuts need tighten them to 21 ft lbs.  If you don’t have a torque wrench, 21 ft/lb is not very tight – just snug the nuts up.  Over-tightening can result in snapping a stud.


Installation is the reverse of removal.

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