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I was wondering if it is ok to move the two ground wires and stack up onto another ground port. In addition, how tight should all the bolts including the ones that tighten the bar? Thanks<p><A HREF="http://img106.imageshack.us/i/picture017f.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/125/picture017f.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img158.imageshack.us/i/picture016g.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/2363/picture016g.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img189.imageshack.us/i/picture013tqy.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2063/picture013tqy.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Here you can see clearly the three that are stacked. <p><A HREF="http://img403.imageshack.us/i/picture018dpj.jpg/" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5774/picture018dpj.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br>
 

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Re: EST Front Struct Bar help (Vash13)

It should be okay to stack them, as long as they're all making good contact with each other. Or you can do what I did, and just rotate that group around 180 degrees, the one that contacts the bar. I removed em, put the bar in, and then bolted the grounds back down.<p>I'm sure there is some torque specs for the bar......But so long as its tight, it should be good. Not so tight that it starts to squeeze the bracket together, give it a good quarter crank once it starts to get pretty tight.
 

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Re: EST Front Struct Bar help (Vash13)

Ground is ground, long as its making good contact your good to go <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mofolicious</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why not just move adjust the one wire that's in the way so that it's not in the way? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's not just that. I can't even put the bolt through. I took out those two grounds to installed the bar, but once I tried to install the two wires back in it's orginal place, the bolt can't go through because the bar is blocking it. I think this should be ok just need confirmation. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I've been where you are right now, and I feel your pain. It took me a couple hours to get it to finally fit. No real pointers I can give you. All I did was have that bolt installed already, lifted it up so I could tighten the main bolt that is under it. The hardest part for me was the other side ended up not lining up correctly with the hole so I had to force it to work. Frustrating install...
 

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Had the same issue. I think everyone will go through this. I threaded all of the bolts just enough to be locked in, so the brace had some play in it. That allowed me to make adjustments to each side so that the bolt would go through properly. Good luck.<p>P.S. Don't overtighten because it will bend the bracket which may cause the bar to not line up properly on the opposite side.
 

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Re: EST Front Struct Bar help (Vash13)

Here is what I did after reading numerous forums and doing some research in maintenance manuals. I ordered the following parts from a well known Volvo parts house, 6 of each part;<p>987509 screw with pin $8.14 each<br>985970 flange nut $5.94 each but you could use m8 nuts from HD.<p>It took about 15 minutes to install the bar and with no effort at all. I did the driver's side first since this was going to be the hardest. No grounds were moved and no issues with the bar lining up with the other mount. I was worried about clearance with the hood but there were none. I even placed paper and then foam above the mount to see if the mount made an impression with the hood closed and none made. I even pushed on the hood and no contact was made with the mount.<p>Here are the photos and I am sorry for a couple that are slightly out of focus but I am sure they are worth looking at. I hope this helps out someone and it will provide additional clearance for the battery cover. This mounting will also allow you to change out one bolt at a time to prevent the strut from slipping. The plates went right on without much force but some wiggling. The hex head can be adjusted and tighten with ease. This is how the C30 has their Volvo Strut bar installed but with 4 screw with pins and two regular bolts. Their plate only uses two bolts on a side. It just seemed like a better solution. <p><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0391.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0413.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0415.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0411.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0410.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0409.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0394.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0396.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0403.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0404.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0401.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0402.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz264/delhibeli/IMG_0408.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><i>Modified by Delhibeli at 9:51 PM 7-21-2009</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Delhibeli at 9:54 PM 7-21-2009</i>
 

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Re: EST Front Struct Bar help (Delhibeli)

You are a genius of the highest kind. Thank you kind sir! I have had to take my battery cover off a few times recently and it has driven me crazy how much the strut bar gets in the way.
 

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Re: EST Front Struct Bar help (carreragt7)

I like that, some had mentioned spacers but didnt like the sound of that. This is perfect though, dont see why it would cause any structural difference either. Nice find <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Ima order some tomoro, you want some AJ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: EST Front Struct Bar help (ForceFed Motorsports)

Aren't these the double side bolts they use on the stock Volvo strut brace? Good to see they work with the aftermarket one as well, nice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: EST Front Struct Bar help (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Ima order some tomoro, you want some AJ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes please! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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