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    DIY Ultra Racing Front Lower Bar Installation

    Finally installed the Ultra Racing Front Lower Bar for the Mirage.
    Install time is 30-45 minutes.

    What you need:
    Ultra Racing Front Lower bar part # UR-LA4-2026


    Tools needed:
    - 2 Jacks / Jackstands
    - Tire Wrench

    - 1/2 Drive Socket Wrench
    - 1/2 Drive 17mm Socket
    - 1/2 Drive 19mm Socket


    Optional Tool:
    - 1/2 Drive Torque Wrench


    1. Secure the car's rear tires, loosen the front wheel nuts and jack up the front wheels. Un-mount the front tires and secure it under just behind each jack stands.


    2. Using a 17mm socket wrench loosen the front bolt of the left and right lower arms.


    3. Using a 19mm socket wrench loosen the rear bolt that connects the left and right lower arms to the chassis.


    4. Using a box as a support for the brace during installation, align the Ultra Racing lower brace to the front and rear bolts. Initially secure the bolts on all four points prior tightening.


    5. Tighten the bolts on all four points. If you have a torque wrench, tighten it to 40 to 45N-m.


    6. Remount the tires and nuts and enjoy the ride.

    Final Pictures...






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    Thanks for another great write up gls2001!

    What are your thoughts on this piece? Does it make a noticeable difference?
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Thanks for another great write up gls2001!

    What are your thoughts on this piece? Does it make a noticeable difference?
    I think the lower brace complements the strut tower bar. I have only manage to drive it on the curve ramps on one mall and I think it has stiffen this portion as I can feel that the front anti-roll bar is doing it's purpose better. I'll have to drive on one of the curves on the way to work. I will try to feel how it does at 60km/h.

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    im planning also to install strut bar on my G4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gls2001 View Post
    I think the lower brace complements the strut tower bar. I have only manage to drive it on the curve ramps on one mall and I think it has stiffen this portion as I can feel that the front anti-roll bar is doing it's purpose better. I'll have to drive on one of the curves on the way to work. I will try to feel how it does at 60km/h.
    Any more updates?
    Anyone installed this with other combinations of mods? (no tower strut bar for instance)
    I'm pretty content with my set-up (if I could get rid of the feeling that my front struts are bottoming out on large bumps on the highway with my Eibach lowering springs...working on it) but interested in other's experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magenta View Post
    Any more updates?
    Anyone installed this with other combinations of mods? (no tower strut bar for instance)
    I'm pretty content with my set-up (if I could get rid of the feeling that my front struts are bottoming out on large bumps on the highway with my Eibach lowering springs...working on it) but interested in other's experiences.
    I've been waiting for this too... but he hasn't logged in since Feb 2016
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    I don't know if there'd be any noticeable change for anyone who drives relatively sanely on the street. Loren would no way more than myself about handling.

    Edit: Maybe his factory jack gave out? Those things aren't for working under. The other one he used in the picture is also of questionable quality. Don't use your head as a back up jack stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Don't use your head as a back up jack stand.
    LOL'D when i read this, thanks for the laugh Fummins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Magenta View Post
    I installed the UR rear sway bar today.
    ...
    The damper bolts are tight/rusted...
    You might want to apply some rust prevention to those fasteners now while they're still shiny.


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