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Here are the pics of the prototype rear 2pt strut tower bar. The center bar is the final design. Except it's not polished yet.



End brackets which are not completely visable will be flipped so the billet piece is towards the back of the car and more visable. These pieces are not completely finished but will contoured down. for a nicer look and remove a few more grams. The darker part of the brackets (carbon steel) are zinc plated for a professional look and prevent corrosion.



The bar leaves plenty of room for my amp. And once the brackets are flipped (gotta notch my plastic first), will give yet another inch of clearance. So there should be no worries, even with the biggest of amps. This entire piece weights about 2.5-3lbs. Front bar weights about 3.5lbs.



First order will be finished cut in about a week (cross your fingers, shop is still burning the midnight oil with the military parts) and we expect to ship shortly there after. I know many of the preorders have been counting the days due to the other shops screwed up our ETA in the worst way. The bar will come with much nicer hardware as well!!

Don't mind the TRD notching of the plastic. The cutting required for this bar is much less than is shown here.

Preorder is still on until we recieve the first shipment! Free gift certificate with purchase during preorder.
 

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wow..that looks really nice. its just too bad i really dont have money to spend on any good mods..:(
 

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Don't feel bad. I'm short on cash myself. I can't get the 50shot installed on my car for a few more months. All this prototyping in the next 2-3 months is going to drain Keith's and my wallet.
 

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WOoo HOO
Finnally get to see what that thing looks like! Thanks for showin those pics w/ an amp on the seat...now i know it will fit w/ mine
 

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Why is the look a matter on strut bar?
what the the bar made of? and will the holes on the bar affect the streagth of the bar?
 

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The looks of the bar are important to some. I design and build parts like this for people like myself that wants the best performance and a sweet looking part to boot. Why not have both. Performance is a beautiful thing than few can produce.

The bar is made of 6061 aircraft quality billet aluminum. The holes in the bar are made so it significantly lightens the bar up without giving up structural rigiditiy. It's basically an I beam design with addition cross sections to improve strenght. Wieght and performance is our biggest priority when making this bar.

This makes for a strong but very light bar. This is lighter than the old chrome moly 2pt rear design. This design has worked very well with our front billet aluminum strut tower bar. Which you can find pics of that and our other parts at www.hypermotive.net. Any questions feel free to ask.

Also I would like to add that we used flat steel for part of the end brackets to improve strenght as well.
 

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Thx~
I wasn't saying that the product is not good or something bad, and i actually want to a front strut bar, but is gold the only color advaiable?
and is the front bar in stock now?
 

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OMG!!!

Nice job Jason, beyond my wildest, even for Hypermotive!

For this...I can wait a few more weeks, but hopefully shorter :gap:

Tung: As far as I know (which ain't much), all of the 2nd gen Hypermotive bars (front, rear strut, battery tiedown and, rear lower tie bar) are billet aluminum and shinny silver. Jason's sig shows a gold tint to the bar but I'm sure is just creative use of the lighting for the pic :)
 

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It's just the flourescent lighting in the room showing off the bars. They are very shiny! :D All are polishied silver from the billet aluminum.
 

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Tung said:
Why is the look a matter on strut bar?
what the the bar made of? and will the holes on the bar affect the streagth of the bar?
Honestly, I couldn't careless what it looked like...It could have a piece of garbage hanging off of it, but if that gabage helped out in performance, then bring out the trash!

I'm just glad to see that it is finally becoming more realistic, and that i'll be getting it soon! (I preordered this thing, and have been waiting for a long time for it!)
 

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Sweet. I've been waiting a long time for this too. Won't be long now. Finally.

The front bars are currently in stock.

And I changed the colors from the picture in my sig to make it look like it was very hot! :) Hence the phrase "Forged with pride".
 

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Sweet. I've been waiting a long time for this too. Won't be long now. Finally.

The front bars are currently in stock.

And I changed the colors from the picture in my sig to make it look like it was very hot! :) Hence the phrase "Forged with pride".
Those bars look absolutly pimp. :cool:
 

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Got an email from the shop last night, they are working on having all the end brackets done by Sunday. And then the center bars by Wednesday. If this holds up and they meet that date we could start shipping by Monday morning.
 

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Just an up-date on the progress of the 2pt. rear guys. Bars should be picked up tomarro afternoon and will be shipped on Monday the 14th. Hope everyone enjoys them. Thank you all for your patience. Just know that all you pre order guys made this possible. Thanks
 

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Stupid question....how come the front strut bars look gold? is that the lighting or that's what color they are supposed to be?
 

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The pics on the site? It's just because of the lighting. It's the flourescent lighting in the back ground.

Bars are now in and Keith and I will be polishing away tonight until this weekend. Ship date is set for Monday!!!
 
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