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Post by alsey_seven » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:42 pm

ok are they worth getting?

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Post by atom » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:57 pm

just what im wondering as well, is this a waste of my money with stock suspension?
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Post by Srt4Me03 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:00 pm

The rear sure. But the front no, cause the strut towers are so close to the firewall, there really isnt any flex.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:18 pm

Srt4Me03 wrote:The rear sure. But the front no, cause the strut towers are so close to the firewall, there really isnt any flex.
Yes what he said, Must have for a lowered car.

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Post by DaViK » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:57 pm

I got the DC rear bar, and havent regretted it since. I hear the front is mainly cosmetic.
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Post by scneonchic » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:51 am

DaViK wrote:I got the DC rear bar, and havent regretted it since. I hear the front is mainly cosmetic.
I have the vibrant front and rear.....I felt more of a difference w/ the rear than w/ the front.

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Post by blue demon02 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:22 pm

I noticed a differance with both but I drive it like I stole it eveyday. :twisted:

Yes there verry worth it. Makes the car a lot more composed over bumps.
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Post by MoxHair » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:57 pm

If you lower your car they will help keep your suspensions intergrity intact. When I just had a front bar the car would Plow really bad.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:46 pm

^^what he said -
I say it is worth it - although it helped me in both aspects of front and rear - but like blue demon02 said, I drive like I stole it too. :lol:
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Post by WiTeOuT » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:58 pm

I only have the front one....totally helped.

I want the rear one as well....does anyone know where I can get a good rear one.

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Post by CA180 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:01 pm

ebay seems to have the cheapest... they look decent to me... My friend has the ebat front one and it looks the same as the vibrant one i have
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Post by tory » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:24 am

i got progress springs lowering, i got an ebay front strut, and went w/the dc rear from modern performance. def. a big improvement on highway exit/enter ramps. i also got 17s that are an inch or two wider than the original tires and that made a huge difference in riding smoothness in itself.

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Post by fireantz » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:53 am

I have the DC rear and it was definitely worth it. I want to get the vibrant front sometime but we'll see when I get around to that.
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Post by blue demon02 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:03 pm

Do the P-Works or DC one. The AFX rear bar sucks. you can't use the center belt and doesn't realy fit right. Have to bend it to get it to bolt up.
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Post by J-Villa » Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:23 pm

had front and rear on my old neon...and it was slammed...def good investments...i felt huge difference right away
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Post by Diablo0 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:06 pm

blue demon02 wrote:Do the P-Works or DC one. The AFX rear bar sucks. you can't use the center belt and doesn't realy fit right. Have to bend it to get it to bolt up.
Agreed, if you get a rear bar get the P-Werks, DC, or Mopar Titanium bar as they are less likely to flex like the Vibrant bars are. The vibrant isn't a solid bar where it bolts to the brackets so at that point it has a greater chance of moving giving you a less rigid bar. I've also had my vibrant brackets bend on me which also gives you an idea of it's strength :-?
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Post by dawm » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:54 pm

the P-werks is a nice piece and decently priced.
the AF/X bar only works on 2000 model year neons due to the redesign of the center seatbelt. unless you want to hack off the center belt mount and get lap belts in the back (not worth the effort). also for you show guys the P-werks bar looks very similar to the AF/X bars, so if you get the Pwerks rear and the AF/X front you'd have a matching set (if you got both in the same color).

i have the AF/X front and Pwerks rear and enjoy them both.
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Post by LCPLPunk » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:50 am

oh jeez, now i'm gonna have to buy a front and rear bar off of ebay.. :)
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Post by halford637 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:59 pm

Will the DC bars fit on a 2000? Their website only lists bars for the srt-4.

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Post by scneonchic » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:16 pm

yes...they will work fine.

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Post by Frizbe » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:17 pm

halford637 wrote:Will the DC bars fit on a 2000? Their website only lists bars for the srt-4.
The rear will, but the front fits into a slot on the SRT hood, so it won't fit a Neon with the stock hood.

Unless they changed it, but then I think there are issuses with the turbo or something.
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Post by Srt4Me03 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:38 am

I would vote for P-werks bars. Tri point connections for a more rigid setup.
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Post by OB » Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:36 am

theyre worth it. theres really nothing bad about them, as there is with other mods. They stiffen the chassis up, and they look slick as well. they please both show and go people. cant beat that with a stick. of course I got em for the go, and its correct that they dont make a huge difference, but they do indeed help. I like the DC rear bar, and i plan on upgrading my Vibrant from to the DC front bar when i get some money. anyone selling the front? hint hint
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Post by halford637 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:04 pm

Well I swapped out my ebay front bar for a DC bar and it fits just fine. I may need to use a funnel if I need to top off the coolant but thats fine. It fits under the hood no problem.

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Post by Panhead » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:11 pm

LCPLPunk wrote:oh jeez, now i'm gonna have to buy a front and rear bar off of ebay.. :)
if you do, becareful as the end screws arent too long, leaving 3 or 4 threads on the bar. when you tighten the nut, you can easily strip the threads on the bar. it happen to me. if you can, just buy a front bar but you going to need to bend the bar a little to fit in the rear. i rather just get a dc bar. fuck ebay.
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Post by oklamopar » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:23 pm

I have both. does help in cornering, that is if you like to do right turns @ 25mph... wifes followed me and said i get a wheel off the ground. , almost lost my cell out the window a few times this summer when corning like that (sitting in dash tray).

back to subject. Yes it is worth it!
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Post by 2003silverneonsxt » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:35 am

DONT Buy the ebay one..me and a buddy BENT IT .. ..it wasnt very hard either..

i have a Vibrant up front and a Dark syde racing one in the back..

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Post by davidalindsey » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:39 am

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Post by 2003silverneonsxt » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:30 am

ebay cheapo bar
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Post by Canada » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:09 pm

I will be getting the DC sports one come spring time likely, I also am eyeing the tri-point bar...

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