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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:58 pm 
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Below is a a bar made by OMP for the pre 1995 Swift, it does not fit the post 1994 US/CA Metro/Swift. I am in the process of having one built for myself. I have no pricing quote as yet. Comparing the price of a front strut tower bar today, how much would you pay for one of these bars that would fit your 1995-2001 car ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:51 am 
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I would be very interested to get one of those, I have a 95' Metro. I'd probably pay $100.00CDN for one of those.


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I have a 96 north american, I'd pay 100 CAND for it gladly. Let me know what you up to with it!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:12 pm 
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95 North American hear, I would pay $80US for one.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:15 pm 
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You might check with OMP directly. They might have one that fits. This one is for a Baleno and is adjustable. Don't know measurements etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:27 pm 
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HMMMMM, got a part number ?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:26 pm 
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I have made one for my car. It is not that hard to do, even to make an adjustable. The Baleno will probably not fit under the hood without hitting the motor. The best way is to make one that goes behind the intake manifold.

I maybe interested in making some if there is a big enough interest. I have a 2000 Metro.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:41 pm 
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I would definitly get one from you if you make them.

I basicly do daily driving, nothing big. No racing or rallying. There are a few twists and turns that I like to take at a good speed. I just want to protect my small investment. I would like my little Metro to last at least 5-10 years, and since I live in a "all conditions" enviroment, I think strut bars are a small price to pay to keep the "unibody" in as straight a shape as possible.

I want to add both the upper and lower supports in the front, and one in the back. Some people think this is over kill, yet my little brother still has my 84 Golf GTi. It has a rebuilt engine and tranny, yet the body is in great shape, straight as a line, and the aglinements tend to last very very long. I think that is all due to the strut bars I installed on it, and not to mention all the urathane.

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Metropwr wrote:
I have made one for my car. It is not that hard to do, even to make an adjustable. The Baleno will probably not fit under the hood without hitting the motor. The best way is to make one that goes behind the intake manifold.

I maybe interested in making some if there is a big enough interest. I have a 2000 Metro.


What's up with the custom looking manifold under your hood ?
Can you post a picture of the full engine compartment showing both sides of the upper front strut bar?

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Metropwr wrote:
The Baleno will probably not fit under the hood without hitting the motor. The best way is to make one that goes behind the intake manifold.

I maybe interested in making some if there is a big enough interest. I have a 2000 Metro.


Metropwr if you take look at the picture, you will notice the Baleno's bar goes behind the engine and toward the firewall. The only concern is the master brake cylinder and the wiper motor.

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K&N airfilter
2"catback w/M208 muffler
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It seems that our strut towers are a little further back and our wiper motors our larger. I also appears that the wiper motor may have to be removed or the passengers side strut removed for the bar installation.

The bars I have built for my car are rigged I threw all three of the together in under an hour with scraps. I haven't had the time or the need to build a better looking one for my car. If there is an interest in a sale than I will build a better looking one.

The intake manifold is stock as well as the main rubber intake hose. The only thing that is different is the air cleaner adapted with an ABS pipe adapter that has been radiused out.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:42 am 
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Metropwr wrote:

The intake manifold is stock as well as the main rubber intake hose.


What I meant was the exhaust manifold, it looks like 4 seperate runners instead of the usual 1 cast piece.

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I would like to thank all who replied to my request for plates or to build a bar. I am awaiting plates to arrive so I can start my project. Whatever the results, my experience and pictures will be located in the new MK4 section of Team Swift.

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Y2K Metro, HB, LSI, AC, AT
K&N airfilter
2"catback w/M208 muffler
H&R springs
Hooked up a 1995-2001 Firefly, Metro or Swift, visit Metrosport.
http://www.geocities.com/metrosport2k


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Your Metro has a cast exhaust manifold? From the factory mine is a stainless steel tubular type manifold with a cat attached directly to the bottom.

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