NTPOG Neuspeed Front Upper Strut Bar Review|
Author: John Haley
The Neuspeed upper tie bar is a fairly inexpensive modification that
will give some noticeable improvement to the handling of your Prelude.
I have had the bar on my car for almost two years now and it has not
worn or bent in any way that I can tell. I feel the quality of the
product has been excellent. For the money (~$100) you would be hard
pressed to find a better suspension upgrade.
Installation was really starightforward. The only thing to be careful
about was knocking the bolts into the wheelwells. I found it to fit very
securely. The order I used to attatch was: rear passenger side, rear
driver side, front passenger side, front driver side.
After installation, I found that my car turned with a bit more bite
into the pavement. It seemed to take some of the shimmying out of the front
end. When I had it off temporarily, I noticed that I had a much harder
time getting the rear end to break loose, leading me to believe that the
tie bar decreases the understeer a lot more than I had originally thought.
Since all this bar does is stiffen up the chassis there are no negative
side effects. (Unless you enjoy understeer.)
For comments or questions, e-mail me.
This page last updated 4/3/01.