Patrick, if you don't mind drawing a conclusion, or making an assumption based on what you have done so far, I have a question for you: since my MC bar is farther forward than the "stock" straight MC bar, I am surprised that it comes off as being slightly more rigid than the regular straight bar. The best I was hoping for was a design that would equal the straight bar.So I changed the direction of loading on my previous model to be in line with the MC Bar. Again, these results are probably not 100% representative of real world scenarios. But they do show a good comparison of what does what. Again, curved bar helps, straight bar a little better, Z-Ray bar a little better than that.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/79072616/Mustang/Monte Carlo Bar Comparisons A.pdf