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Old 08-27-2008, 07:48 PM
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6th Gen Accord Rear Strut Bar Installation?

Has anyone use a Acura TL/CL rear strut bar and install it on there 6th Gen Accord? I heard it was possible...
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Robert,

I'll chime in on your other post first - yes, there a lot of 6thGen owners lurking on this site even though there isn't a formal 6thGen section.

If you actually mean rear sway (vs. strut), then yes, it's possible. I haven't done it yet, but from what I've read the 19mm rear sway bar off of a 99-03 Acura TL-S is a nice/cheap/easy upgrade.
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Robert,

I'll chime in on your other post first - yes, there a lot of 6thGen owners lurking on this site even though there isn't a formal 6thGen section.

If you actually mean rear sway (vs. strut), then yes, it's possible. I haven't done it yet, but from what I've read the 19mm rear sway bar off of a 99-03 Acura TL-S is a nice/cheap/easy upgrade.
Yeah I ordered a Eibach 19mm Sway Bar, But was wondering if anyone ever mount a rear upper strut bar in there 6th gen actually.
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I don't recall reading anything about the rear upper strut, but I've seen a few posts where the OEM TL-S front strut bar was added. Unlike our stock strut bars the TL-S one ties the two strut towers together. Some claim it's just a cosmetic upgrade while others claim it upgrades handling.
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There isn't a rear upper strut bar for the 6G Accords because there isn't any space. The TL/CL didn't have a rear strut bar either, as Acura did away with the fold down back seat in order to add more structural bracing.
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Robert,

How many miles do you have and do you still have the original auto transmission in there? Thought I would do the honors Cajun You know you wanted to ask.
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Robert,

How many miles do you have and do you still have the original auto transmission in there? Thought I would do the honors Cajun You know you wanted to ask.
Nah, I keep hearing the same answer so I've vowed to no longer ask. I actually called a local speed shop a few days ago to see if they could do the 5spd swap. They said it would be ~$2500 parts + labor, which from what I'm reading is roughly the cost for a reman AT job at a dealer. At least I know my options when the big random event happens. 62K miles and she still shifts like new!
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Robert,

How many miles do you have and do you still have the original auto transmission in there? Thought I would do the honors Cajun You know you wanted to ask.
210,000 KM and yes Its the original, new 5 Speed Tranny has about 5000 KM on it. 5 Speed Swap, Is gonna only cost me like 300$, so far cost me 175$ for what I got so far and I still need a few minor parts.
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