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Re: any thoughts on the alpha1 rear stress bar? (anto)

Cutting the carpet works, but not necessary. The thickness on the carpet lining in the trunk varies quite a bit (lose foamy materials). You may have to compress the lining by rotating the STB so that it extends outward on the brackets. Repeat this a few times will help compact the carpet lining so it fit better. It is a pre-fit procedure that will be revised in the assembly procedure document.
Also, after you install the STB, make sure you Pre-load it by rotating the center bar to extend the rod end bearing to put pressure on the bracket and the chassis. This will help to counter-act the reactions forces on the shock tower induced by the suspension and torsional loads of the chassis.
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