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  1. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Is anyone aware of a strut available for the 14-19 Soul designed for lowering springs? My understanding is that lowering springs on a stock length strut will not work as designed and lead to premature strut wear. Bilstein makes a line of struts called "B8" designed for this purpose, but they do...
  2. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    The shocks and struts on my 2015 Soul base model are worn out. After the local Tire Works wanted more than my life is worth to replace them, I went to a discount mechanic I know. He does good work and doesn't charge much, but doesn't source parts, either. He looked on eBay for a while with me...
  3. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    This is getting crazy. Has anybody had issues with the oem cheap plastic strut bearings? I have had 3 installed in the last 6 months, only to get a single pop noise when sitting still and slightly turning left or right. the noise is a single snap type noise from the driver front suspension...
  4. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi friends, it has been a whirlwind lately, however, I have been having a binding noise when turning wheel for a little while now, on My 2011 kia soul + only coming from the left side. I knew this was the exact sound and symptom of the top mount/bearing for the strut assembly. So I take it to my...
  5. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 3)
    Anyone have any luck sourcing one yet? I had an SSD bar on my 14!, and was extremely happy with it. Has anyone tried to fit a strut bar from an earlier model? I've noticed the front end is MUCH more rigid than the 14 was (which drove me to find a strut bar), I still think it'd be a worthwhile...
  6. How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    Good day all, Since no installation instructions are provided with the strut bar if one were to purchase it, I've decided to do a short write-up on how to install it in order to make things simple. Tools you will need: - Small flathead screwdriver or knife - 14 mm hex nut socket with rachet...
  7. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Good day gentlemen (and ladies) of the forum. Here is my review of the Carfield Enterprise front tower strut bar for the 2nd generation Kia Soul models. (2014-2019) Please note, I am not paid to write this review, I bought this product with my own hard saved money (took me over 6 months to save...
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Has anyone ever purchased and installed a complete strut assembly? The ones that come with the spring and top parts all put together. Was wondering if they’re any good, if their quality is good. 2010 Sport 178k miles
  9. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I am talking with a friend of mine that buids race car frames etc, about making a strut tower brace for 2010 kia souls. It will be like the SSD brace, and we are thinking of having at least one option. It would be to triangulate the brace. Price would be around 250.00 or so. Anyone interested...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Dear Friends, How are you? This is Ka Fai from Carfield Enterprise. I am the person incharge the Ebay Store selling the Kia Soul Strut Bar, under the name: kf1386. We are new and pleasure to join in. If you have any question about the strut bar, please feeling free to PM or email us. As a new...
  11. For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Would prefer SSD, used is OK, cosmetic issues or color not an problem. Would like hardware and instructions if possible.
  12. For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Looking to buy. Would prefer non-adjustable SSD version, used is OK, cosmetic issues or color not a problem. Would like hardware and instructions if possible.
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So for only about $110 more I can get the ladder I guess. Is it worth it? Anybody have pics of either installed? Difficult to install the chassis ladder? Thanks! :)
  14. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I was searching ebay for a strut tower brace and ran across this listing. There is a picture of the brace installed, and if I'm not mistaken it looks like the car already has the towers braced. The rest of the items in this auction may provide real benefits, and I sent a question asking if it...
  15. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I was wondering if anyone has tried or knows anything about this strut bar? 08-13 Kia Soul 1st Plus Base Flex Concept Front Upper Strut Tower Bar Brace STB Says it fits 08-13 Souls? Since SSD has forsaken all the 1st gen. Soul owners and it is getting increasingly hard to find SSD strut bars...
  16. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I'm new here, I have a 2017 Soul Exclaim ! Turbo. As it's forced induction, I'm wondering if someone makes a plug and play Oil Catch Can for it. Strut Tower brace to.
  17. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Here everyone, After looking around and sending a few emails to SSD, I cannot seem to get an answer on whether or not the SSD strut brace will work on a 2017. The applications look the exact same, but I don't want to order it without knowing, or getting confirmation from someone that it...
  18. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    OK, folks, I have been doing some searching here on the forums and around the Interwebz (I hear that is what the cool kids are calling it these days :) ) trying to find where I can buy a strut tower brace for my Gen1 Base. I know that SSD used to make these, but don't any more and I'm coming up...
  19. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    this 2010 soul sport I bought had run off the road after hitting a giant pothole bending the right strut...I am going to fix it up using salvage parts but I don't see the three bolts at the top of the strut tower as with other cars..how is this assembled and how do I remove it..thanks
  20. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Just bought a 2011 Kia Soul Base model. I wanted the manual transmission, and I'm coming from building MK2 VW's, so this is a nice upgrade in terms of features. Found some images on this forum HERE of underbody tie braces and obviously a few of you have strut braces. Wondering if anyone who...
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