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    Advanced Chassis Innovations Rear Lower Tie Bar

    I have absolutely nothing but wonderful things to say about this company. From first contact to USPS delivery, ACI has been awesome every step of the way.

    First, a bit of background:

    As many of you know, there were few sources for a lower rear tie bar for our cars, none of which were very affordable. The skunk2 unit offers outstanding quality, but be prepared to spend over 100 bucks for it. Then along came Kyle Curley, selling his "CCF" (Curley Custom Fabrications) LTB's for around 100 bucks as well. However, bringing up this "business" name is not the best idea on g2ic anymore, as he tried to pull a major fast one on our very own Jake the turbo geek. Sadly, the quality of his welds speak for themselves--see this thread, pages 4 and 5 specifically, for more information.

    Which brings us to about 3 weeks ago. I noticed a new vendor on honda-tech, Advanced Chassis Innovations, announcing new Lower Tie Bars for civic and integra applications. They didn't list anything for 90-93 integras, but I realized the skunk2 unit is universal for all 90-01 integras. taking a chance, I contacted ACI about a possible "guinea pig" status for me. I received the bar today in the mail, and am pleasantly surprised. Here's a look at what was in the package:



    That's the bar with adjustable endlinks, new 10.9-grade mounting hardware, and INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS!!!

    Although it's far too cold outside for me to want to lay down on the concrete and try to fully install the bar, I did some quick mock-up and it fits perfectly. As I mentioned, the mounting points are adjustable, so the bar will fit our DA chassis just fine. The mounting points need to be moved almost all the way in to fit.

    I'll be in chicago this weekend for the holiday, but I'll be back on wednesday next week and should have some time available to install the bar and get more photos. If you're interested, the bars can be purchased through either this thread on honda-tech, or by going to the Advanced Chassis Innovations website.

    The bars are available in either red (matches milano red perfectly) or black (goes with anything!).

    As many of you know, it takes a lot for a company/seller to earn my approval. These guys have it with gusto.

    #2
    Thanks for the post. I'll wait for the installation post.

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      #3
      looks nice. color doesn't matter too much on a G2 if you still have the sideways muffler though.

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        #4
        interesting....but im still wearin of a non-solid bar type for me. Im scared of adjustability

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          #5
          ooh, looks nice!!!

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            #6
            Looks good. Do you know if it has fitment issues with any of the popular rear swaybars?

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              #7
              i know i'm bringing back an old post...

              any news about this bar? is it good? easy fitment?

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                #8
                i would assume so, since it's adjustable. as soon as i get my rear control arm and strut bushings in i can get the bar on.

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                  #9
                  let us know how it turns out

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                    #10
                    waiting.....waiting....waiting

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                      #11
                      california != nebraska.


                      http://www.weather.com/weather/local...ocalUndeclared

                      you're gonna be waiting a while.

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                        #12
                        thats ok mark, my omnis dont go in until i move, so the earliest would be first weekend of march.

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                          #13
                          cooleys. looks like i might be able to get it in this weekend actually.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by mav3rick478
                            thats ok mark, my omnis dont go in until i move, so the earliest would be first weekend of march.
                            god dammit i have to wait that long!!!

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                              #15
                              just by looking at it i'd bet money it can handle the abuse. adjustability is ok in heim joints, they can handle it. having adjustability and swivel links in other places like the bar itself (ala ebay bars), is where the weakpoint is.

                              Our bars and braces utilize aircraft-quality T6-6061 solid aluminum bars that are both lightweight and extremely rigid. Solid aluminum offers a far superior strength/weight ratio than hollow aluminum tubing, common to other manufacturers.
                              its not hollow, just threaded for the heim joints.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by pleather
                                god dammit i have to wait that long!!!
                                i know, i know, hey atleast you're not the one staring at the box every single day hearing them say, "install me, install me, cmon you know you want to...."

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by XDEep
                                  just by looking at it i'd bet money it can handle the abuse. adjustability is ok in heim joints, they can handle it. having adjustability and swivel links in other places like the bar itself (ala ebay bars), is where the weakpoint is.



                                  its not hollow, just threaded for the heim joints.
                                  so you're saying it is not a good bar?
                                  what kind of bar do you recommend?

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by BobyYoo
                                    so you're saying it is not a good bar?
                                    what kind of bar do you recommend?
                                    where did he say its not good?????

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by mav3rick478
                                      where did he say its not good?????

                                      you'll have to pardon bobby, he's canadian.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Armed Ferret
                                        Kyle Curley, selling his "CCF" (Curley Custom Fabrications) LTB's for around 100 bucks as well. However, bringing up this "business" name is not the best idea on g2ic anymore, as he tried to pull a major fast one on our very own Jake the turbo geek. Sadly, the quality of his welds speak for themselves--
                                        i'm not tryin to argue with you, but i got 2 bars(LTB and FUSB) for $115 shipped from kyle and the welds are not that bad. nothing like in those pics of jakes bar.(i agree, that brace looks horrible) i had a good experience with him and he hooked me up so i cant complain. i just dont want everyone thinking that he is THAT bad because i dont want people clowning on my bars. i've had nothing but compliments and on those bars like "damn thats a nice bar where did you get it?" or "i've never seen one of those who made it..." a lot of people want his bars after seeing mine.

                                        anyway, nice find. look foreward to results after install

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                                            #22
                                            They could probably save weight by going with a chromoly pipe, instead of solid aluminium. Also, having it solid aluminum isn't much stiffer than a thick-walled aluminum pipe.

                                            Not enough R&D IMO. It looks like they just threw it together.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Armed Ferret
                                              you'll have to pardon bobby, he's canadian.
                                              well, after reading his post, it is weird that he is betting his money to say it CAN handle the abuse. Nobody said it CAN'T, so why would he bet

                                              "just by looking at it i'd bet money it can handle the abuse."

                                              i thought he is saying the bar CAN'T, but he said CAN

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                                                #24
                                                Okay friends (and canadians too)....here's the pics.







                                                and before the smartass idiots in california ask, it's undercar rustproofing. they do shit like that here in the midwest where we get this nasty cold white shit called "snow" every now and again. :p

                                                and yes, that's kitty litter on the floor. I was draining the gas tank and it got a little crazy. :p

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                                                  #25
                                                  maybe i was being a little presumptuous. i saw a straight, solid bar with heim joints, and my experience and knowledge told me to take this design over most of the other designs with their weak points.

                                                  imo i would rather have a solid chromoly or steel bar too. it just seems to me that the lower rear tie gets more force exerted on it than any of the others. hopefully the holes in the subframe are more likely to tear first than this bar. just be thankful you don't have a dc or ebay bar :p

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