Hyundai Santa Fe Strutbar Modification
|Part supplier:||TFR, Sharkracing|
Introduction / History
Most vehicles flex when cornering. Adding a strut bar reduces a vehicle's chassis flex by connecting the vehicle body at the shock towers for added stiffness. This improves a vehicle's road manners and handling characteristics by working with the factory suspension components and provide better performance driving. The modification shows you how to add a TFR strutbar to the Santa Fe.
Additional info about the benefits of adding a Strut Bar can be found here.
|Please Read the disclaimer before proceeding|
Difficulty level / scale: On a scale of 1 - 10
|Easy||Modification Version 1||Difficult|
Tools and materials needed:
|01)||10mm Socket wrench with extension|
Time to perform modification:
|Total time for modification:||30 minutes|
The Strut Bar.
|Acquired the Strut Bar from Team Falcon Racing and this is what it looks like out of the box.|
Step 1 - Prep the area.
|The Strut Bar will be seated on top of the Strut/Shock towers. Remove the three bolts using the 10mm socket wrench.|
Step 2 - Attached the Strut Bar.
|Place the Strut Bar on top of the Strut/Shock Tower. Loosen the hinged bolts for the next step.|
Step 3 - Securing the Strut Bar.
|Make sure that
the bar is seated on the strut/shock tower securely. Place the bar itself
onto the lower level of the hinge. Tighten the bolts.
Repeat the three steps for the other side.
Step 4 - Final views.
|The following two images show what it looks like attached.|
Step 5 - Testing.
|For a true test of the usefulness of the strut bar on a vehicle such as the Santa Fe one should take it to the track. But not everyone has that ability to ride their vehicle that hard or that fast. Still I was able to notice a slight cornering improvement, but your experience may vary.|
Enjoy your new strut bar.
This site was last updated 08/07/16