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does a strut brace make any difference

This is a discussion on does a strut brace make any difference within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I think that's what you call it it goes under the hood from shock tower to shock tower. I also ...

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    does a strut brace make any difference

    I think that's what you call it it goes under the hood from shock tower to shock tower. I also have Bilstein in the back and stock in the front. Would it be worth the change over and what will it do for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Good for two things.

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    2. Lifting the body of the car off of the k-member using a hoist.
    Hum???? So I guess not besides the look is what I understand How about the Bilstein frony shocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
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    I actually thought mine was a worthwhile mod -- it seemed to firm things up on the front end a bit. Nothing major, however it did seem like there was a slight improvement. For only $60, it was well worth it to me. That being said, as for these types of mods, if you don't already have subframe connectors, I would highly recommend you start with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight02 View Post
    I actually thought mine was a worthwhile mod -- it seemed to firm things up on the front end a bit. Nothing major, however it did seem like there was a slight improvement. For only $60, it was well worth it to me. That being said, as for these types of mods, if you don't already have subframe connectors, I would highly recommend you start with those.
    Shoot $60 I would buy it right now in Canada it's $245 plus 13% tax and that was with a 15% discount. Man!!!!!! That was on a BMR an Elderbrock.

    Where did you get that it would be a lot cheaper for me to order in the us pay the money exchange and get it shipped. They do look cool for $100 Canadian or les arrived at my door I would pay for that for looks.

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    im with whoever made this statement..

    i have skinnies and no sway bar.. after i put my STB on it **Seemed** like it helped stiffen the front.. but it may have been in my head.. really did seem like it helped though...

    looks good!!!

    i paid 30 shipped for mine and spend 5 bucks on a can of spray paint and sanded and resprayed it...

    not bad mod for 35 bucks..

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    I have no sway bar on the front.
    I have skinnies.

    Still not able to tell a difference with it on or off.



    Not gonna be able to feel it with skinnies...as those will NEVER come close to stressing the uni-body in a corner anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I have no sway bar on the front.
    I have skinnies.

    Still not able to tell a difference with it on or off.



    Not gonna be able to feel it with skinnies...as those will NEVER come close to stressing the uni-body in a corner anyways.
    alright......... it looks good..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I have no sway bar on the front.
    I have skinnies.

    Still not able to tell a difference with it on or off.



    Not gonna be able to feel it with skinnies...as those will NEVER come close to stressing the uni-body in a corner anyways.
    OMG! yer crazy....get a damn sway bar and you'll be tearin up corners man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    OMG! yer crazy....get a damn sway bar and you'll be tearin up corners man!
    I have one.


    Just isn't on the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    OMG! yer crazy....get a damn sway bar and you'll be tearin up corners man!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I have one.


    Just isn't on the car.

    There is a straightline performance reason for not having a front swaybar Jaison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I have one.


    Just isn't on the car.
    +1.. i have one in the garage.. hahahaha...

    no reason for that extra weight on the car.

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    With a third gen and a 3 point brace it made a very noticeable difference.

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