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Is this worth it? I've heard that Jettas don't need this, just wondering if any of you Jetta owners are using one?
Any thoughts, Pros...Cons??
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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (turboit)

GOD.. is it worth it??? Jesus.. i remember after i insalled my eurosport we went for some AUTO-X in the highschool parking lot.... it sure got that fat ass sliding... with front and rear i am putting a tire in the air... no brakes baby... pull hard through the twistes!!
 

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (illusion a2 jetta)

The Jetta is more stiff in the rear because of the reinforcement at the front of the back deck, which is something the Golf doesn't have. All things considered though, I agree with illusion a2 jetta in that anything making the car that much more stiff will help in carnering ability. The one possible downside to this is that back end will come around more often. I don't know about you, but I like the fact that it doesn't come around in the wintertime, but that's because we get snow here in Pittsburgh. Those in the warmer climates might not care as much.
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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (collins_tc)

i have to disagree with both of you...i would rather spend the money from a rear strut bar on like rear sway bar, or front sway bar, although it does make it stiffer, you dont need it as it is already reinforced from the back decklid, and there is no need to waste the money on something that is already there.....now if you just have spare money laying around and having nothing else to buy then go ahead, it will probally be one of my very very last mods i do
 

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (Euro Flavor)

quote:[HR][/HR]i have to disagree with both of you...[HR][/HR]​
Actually, I think we kind of agree. I was only saying that it isn't a *complete* waste of money; it does do some good. As for my own car, I wouldn't buy one a rear shock tower bar, but I would buy a rear sway bar. The front strut tower bar definitely makes sense for us all.
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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (Euro Flavor)

It can help. I had the nuespeed tri bar in my jet with full coils, front strut, rear 28mm sway. I took it back out cuz I liked the complete neutral handling w/o it though
 

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (RENNSPORT_Passalt)

rear strut bar IS NOT needed with the jettas because of the trunk! put in simple form
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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (STEALTHDEMONDUB)

quote:[HR][/HR]rear strut bar IS NOT needed with the jettas because of the trunk! put in simple form
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif [HR][/HR]​
It actually isn't because of the trunk, it is because of the steel beam support the package shelf behind the rear seat.
 

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (A3Jetta)

Yo know everyone said that when I asked, but I did it anyway and it helped. THe car feels a touch firmer, and it got rid of some groans I had in the trunk area so I have to imagine it is really stiffening things up. It did not effect the handling so much that the car comes out in the rear or anything. Remember, the rear beam you all are refering to is not directly connected to the rear strut towers, so they can benefit from a bar that is, especially if you run a big drop on coils......at 4", I figure I can use all the help I can get to firm the car up. Also, I went with the Eurosport one since I did not want the third leg taking up space in the trunk, and it was about $60....considering I spent more than that one chrome door handles I figure you really can't complain about the cost even if you do not feel it helps that much....

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (EuroStyle)

If you can get it for $60 what the hey. That said I would get a rear SWAY bar first and then see if you feel you need to dial in any more oversteer. I have a Neuspd 28mm on the medium setting in my Jetta and the handling is just about perfect neutral.

illusion a2 jetta - A stock Jetta will put a tire up on auto-x, having the sway bar has actually kept my tire lower this year than last year autox-ing.
 

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (Euro Flavor)

quote:[HR][/HR]i have to disagree with both of you...i would rather spend the money from a rear strut bar on like rear sway bar, or front sway bar[HR][/HR]​
quote:[HR][/HR]there is no need to waste the money on something that is already there[HR][/HR]​
yea...pretty much sums it up.



[Modified by JetTAFLiTe, 5:15 PM 11-28-2001]
 

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (JetTAFLiTe)

Thanks guys for the insight. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I think I'll opt not to go with one for the time being.
I have an autotech front strut bar and I'm thinking about going with the shine racing rear sway bar.
But if the rear strut bar is going to exaggerate oversteer more I don't know if I'll do that. Especially since we get a fair amount of snow around here.
Then again I could always remove it? AAARRRGGG!! Decisions!!
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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (jettagrl)

quote:[HR][/HR]try ABDracing.com (AutoBahnDesigns)
nice front sway bars.
Keep Driving,
- Amy
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abd swaybars ....they are not made with quality http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
autotech... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Rear strut bar on Jetta?? (STEALTHDEMONDUB)

quote:[HR][/HR]try ABDracing.com (AutoBahnDesigns)
nice front sway bars.
Keep Driving,
- Amy


abd swaybars ....they are not made with quality http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
autotech... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif [HR][/HR]​
If I were going to do front sway bar I would go autotech, but I've heard from several people that the front sways exaggerate the cars understeer characteristics?
So I was just going to do the rear sway bar
 
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