I'm glad you like the TB bar and it serves your needs. I was referring to the ball joint type connection to the end plates arrangement on the TB that I feel is not for me. Seems in my opinion there is still room for flexing and the strut box arrangement can still flex and change shape. Just my opinion..... sorry, not trying to say the bar you use is no good..... just that it's not what I'm looking for.
No worries man, this is a civilized discussion, no emotions just science and design, every design has its downfall. The Heim joints offer no play, just a smooth pivot under load.
The area you should be concerned with is the fact that the bar sits above the Struts instead of directly between them. Thus transmitting the lateral forces solely on the giant studs and not inline with the struts. Which would be more susceptible to flex via placing the forces inches above the beefy top strut plates.
Its hard to get something directly in line due to our intake path, I prefer a tubular construction for strength, but that needs more clearance than a flatter or oval bar.
I try and buy the best product available, if the design faults, or something better comes out I replace it. I am in this for performance, and not brand loyalty, unless it's from Dan at @VelossaTech
, then the product is infallible. :wink: