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Huge heavy bar behind front seats ?

 
Old 06-08-2019, 05:18 AM
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Hey guys , ibv been doing the dry ice , holesaw , tear out routine we all know too well , on a 98 civic hatch.my question is after doing the past week of weight reductions iv come to the heavy metal bar behind the front seats that appears to be a brace ,can i remove it ? Or is it sttiopping chassis flex ?
Iv searched and found very little on it , the best i can come up with is that its a side impact beam .wouldnt do much in that dept.im going for the lightest i can get all motor k so every bit counts.the car is gonna see drag strip and be a nice day summer car only.any input appreciated.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:40 AM
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The aluminum thing that goes under the rear seats? It's a crash support beam.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:32 AM
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crash beam, keep it.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:45 AM
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If you’re building a race car take it out.
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Originally Posted by AZ_CIVIC View Post
If you’re building a race car take it out.
Problem is OP stated drag and summer car. So drag and street. He has to keep it.

Drag only..... Take it out.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:42 AM
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If he's not caging it, shouldn't he keep it regardless of what he's doing?
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If he's not caging it, shouldn't he keep it regardless of what he's doing?
I was under the impression it's a t-bone or side impact crash bar.

If drag racing, that kind of side impact isn't very likely even in a roll situation or so I would think. Good point though, if it's all all out drag car, it should be caged anyway which far outweighs the light weight crash bar.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:31 AM
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Safety third amirite.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:51 AM
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It is a side impact crash beam. I don't recall what year it was added. There was mention of the earlier years not passing the future side impact standards, which are now past standards on one of the old motor trend first drives on either a dc or civic drive. They both eventually got the bar.
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That safety bar behind the seats on the floor boards was added in 1997 for the civic. It should definitely stay there. but hey that's just my opinion..
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yeah thats my opinion too, give it back.
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Tony's on a roll today :D
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