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Old 01-14-2017, 12:57 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by Tuff240 View Post
Why do people always put the rear down bars to the fender wells and not the area right above the shock?!? Drives me nuts.
Al could probably explain better than I, but IIRC his reasoning for having them spread out onto the fender wells was to provide another escape route [rear window] in the event of a rollover where the sides are blocked off. I asked him the same question because both my Lemons cars have the backstays running just next to the fenderwell next to the shock. I'm not expert on the subject, but if the fenderwell and that area where the bars run on my other cars area tied together well enough I don't think it will make much difference.

Either way at some point down the line the back stays will be tied in to real shock towers once it comes time
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