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i added a planum to the engine. (I think that is how you spell it) but ever since i did the cold air intake, the planum and the high flow cads my strut bar doesnt fit!! I know of other people who have done the same and more to their cars but their strut bar is ok. Is it because I have a 6mt and the others have a 5at? Another question should I purchase an after market bar? What the mechanic want to do to my bar is heat is and take out the small curve in the bar to make it fit however, i was told that when metal is heated it weakens it. I dont want to be driving the car then next thing the dam n bar flies out!!! I know that is a little extreme but HELP!!!!
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The stock bar can also be "bent" with tension. Basically, with the bar installed, you expand it using the built-in adjustability. When it expands, it bows in the middle. The bar may have originally been "shrunk" and hence the bow is lower causing a clearance issue. Try doing that if the bar is not already destroyed.

If it is destroyed, buy one from someone like Kshep. Many people have their stock bar just sitting around. I do, but mine is not for sale at this time.

Good luck.
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