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post #1 of 18 Old 08-22-2010, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody has try to put a caliber strut bar on the compass to see if it fits?
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check part numbers for whatever brand your useing, chances are the compass and caliber ones will be the same. also the mopar brace is the same for the comp, cali, and patriot


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check part numbers for whatever brand your useing, chances are the compass and caliber ones will be the same. also the mopar brace is the same for the comp, cali, and patriot
Good! If the mopar one is the same for all it means that any brand will be the same to respect the bolt pattern and the distance between the two towers.


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post #4 of 18 Old 09-03-2010, 02:24 PM
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Which strut bar were you looking at?

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This one : http://cgi.ebay.ca/Dodge-Caliber-06-...item4cf152d719


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I saw those, they're nice and cheap. They're very similar to the MPx Strut Bar, which have received decent reviews on some of the Calibur forums.

Here is the other one I've heard good things about - Massive Strut Bar

I'll be interested in seeing your impression of the SureWinProducts bar!

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For 60 bucks I think I'll give it a try.


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I'm interested in hearing the review of this as well!

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I'm glad some one brought this up. I was to get a strut bar for my b-day, but after asking dealer if the caliber one will fit, they stated that they were different. Then I e-mailed a seller on e-bay, and they said that it wouldn't work on my Compass, either.
I'll be watching this thread, see if anyone takes the plunge 1st.

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Well, that's interesting. Finally I haven't bought it because I guess improving the handling on a SUV is not a good thing because you shouldn't drive it like a sport car with the danger of rollover.


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Good point.
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The compass has a very low chance of rollover in the medium SUV class, according to an American car safety tester. Obviously its still easier to roll than a sports car, in theory. I would still get one but the Compass one is a bit pricey. Too bad, would be a lot cheaper if the Caliber one worked!

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post #13 of 18 Old 09-30-2010, 01:52 PM
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I bought one for my PT Cruiser a few years ago. The response in the suspension area was amazing. Less dip in the front when turning, as in roll, and I felt the front was more planted. I also feel that it's safer for the cruiser, during panic evasive type of driving. In other words, crash avoidance.
On the other hand, the compass has the anti-roll mitigation programing, in the ESP. It just seems that the strut bar might be a good, non electricle, addition.
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I'am not that sure that the caliber one doesn't fit. The bolt pattern seems pretty similar.
But the handling improvement all depends if the frame is already well balanced and hard.

On my mazda3, I didn't see much difference.

@ziason, BTW really cool those 4 off road lights! Can we see more pics?


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I read a member on Cardomain who said that after installing the strut brace the Compass's handling improved greatly. I reckon it would be more noticeable on a larger car like the Compass than on a mazda 3. IMO.

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patriot guys say a big improvment as well with the mopar bar


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Has anyone tried putting a strut brace from a caliber on their compass yet? Have a guy in PA whose selling a Mopar sturt brace off a caliber srt for $200. Still in the box, only mounted for a few weeks he said.... Let me know what you guys think?
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The caliber/compass/patriot take a different strut bar than the caliber SRT4


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