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I think this is the right spot for this since it lists suspension in the heading. I was wondering if someone knows of a manufacturer that makes a forward strut tower bar for the Equinox. All I want to do it stiffen up the feel a little bit and from previous experience I think this would do it.
 

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previous experience in cars i presume.........the frame, and body on the nox isnt like a cars....yes its lighter then some trucks and suvs, but there isnt a terrible amount of body flex that would warrant a need for a strut tower bar.....not like its a 4x4 off road vehicle either....

because of that there are no strut bars, or upgraded sway bars for the nox...or poly bushings....

anything like this would be a custom piece....a strut bar wouldnt be too terrible to fab up if you chose to....
 

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I have an 06, and it sounds like I'm riding on the ribs on the outside edge of the interstate no matter how smooth the surface is once I get it above 35 or 40mph. Alignment checked out good, put new tires on and had them balanced, but it still rides like an open cab tank. Any ideas on how to stop this? It is seriously vibrating the car apart!
 

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wheel bearings perhaps?
 

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Bring your car to a dependable garage and them check for loose/worn suspension parts. I doubt if a STB will cure your symptoms.
 

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lots of road noise... you bet , mine does ,its noisier than the 99 z24 I had before it,...I sure miss my z24,much better milage and it never broke down in 65,000 miles I put on it,my 06 nox needs repairs almost weekly
 

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If you want a quieter ride in the cab prepare to spend around ~20 hours doing sound deadening on the floors, inside the doors, and on the firewall. Fatmat goes for around $140 per 100 sq. ft. if you want it done correctly, be prepared to spend the money and the time to do this. It is not for the weak of heart. Not that it is difficult, it is just very very time consuming.

A bad wheel bearing will have a very noticeable grinding/high pitched noise.

I am a little unimpressed with my '08 Nox Sport. My rear window wiper motor went bad, battery (only after 4 years - I had wal-mart battery last 7 years in my 2002 Z24 cavalier), both headlights burned out (now one needs to be resealed due to condensation inside), all 4 cam actuators and the timing chains were replaced, and the front main seal and belt were all replaced. The rim's clearcoat is fading and bubbling (salesman tried to play it off as age) I'm not stupid. My driver's seat upholestry is peeling after 85k miles.
 

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Pismorat said:
I think this is the right spot for this since it lists suspension in the heading. I was wondering if someone knows of a manufacturer that makes a forward strut tower bar for the Equinox. All I want to do it stiffen up the feel a little bit and from previous experience I think this would do it.
The truth of the matter is: Although a strut bar stiffens the body of any subframe car, the speed of cornering you would have to do to make it of value, is greater than your suspension could handle. Your struts and springs aren't close to being performance tuned and the ride height of the car is almost enough to give you a nose bleed, let alone going and tossing it into corners hard enough to warrant "body flex".

I raced in SCCA, and my VW had front and rear strut bars, but they were only applied after replacing the struts with performance valved struts, and progressive rate, lowered springs.


You'd get a ton better handling out of adding 2* more camber to the front end, than what a strut bar would provide.
 
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