Carbon Fiber Strut Bar Installation:
Installing a strut bar in your RSX will stiffen up the chassis, creating a more responsive and predictable driving experience. To learn more about the purpose of strut bars and how they are designed, check out our article in our design resources. For now we will just be covering the installation of our carbon fiber strut bar for the RSX.
Installation time: 15 minutes
Tools Needed: Wrenches or Ratchet and Sockets (14mm, 12mm)
Additional Materials: None
Remove the two flange nuts on top of the front strut assembly as seen in the picture below.
Install the Strut tower mounts on each side as seen below. The flange nuts should be torqued to 33 lbf*ft.
Install the Carbon fiber Strut bar using the included hardware. Torque the included bolts to 24 lbf*ft.
The RSX is an old chassis, and each car is slightly different based on the amount of abuse it has seen over the years. If your strut bar does not line up perfectly first try, don't worry. Do no attempt to bend the mounting brackets using the strut bar. Instead tape up the mounting bracket and use a crescent wrench to slightly bend the mount into position. Test fit the strut bar and make slight adjustments until it fits to your liking. An example of this process can be seen in the picture below.
That's all there is to it. Don't forget to share pictures of your new strut bar and tag us @thesimplespeed on Instagram so we can check it out!