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LCA's and STB

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    LCA's and STB

    Is a STB really needed?
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    triple-black
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    for esthetics and for good support while working on the engine bay.
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    okay.

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    I would definitely recommend one. I'm getting one for my car. I've heard it helps transfer the power to the rear wheels by keeping your car from flexing or twisting up front. Just go to any website that sells them and they will more than likely give you all of the pros and cons (if any cons exist).
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    still like my STB, though
    Doesn't improve handling at all whatsoever, but still a nice piece.

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    so do i need one or not?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eater
    so do i need one or not?!
    no need for a STB, but still looks nice.
    I'd say keep your $ and put it where it's needed.

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    I put a STB on after springs, shocks, SFC's, PHB, & LCA's and it did make quite a bit of difference. The front tires stayed alot flatter when going fast around corners. It also made the steering a little more responsive. I don't think it would be that noticealbe if there were no other suspension mods done. I don't think it would do anything for power to the rear. SFC's would help a bit for that. I'd say go for it. If nothing else it looks good. Just don't get the 3 point one that screws in under the cowl. Someone told me their window cracked from one when they were going fast around a corner.

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    STB helped my car too...less wandering on highway

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    Before I put in an STB, the front end would shake and feel loose when I hit a bump or pothole. In turns, if I hit a road irregularity, the car felt like it "hopped" slightly sideways and would deviate slightly in direction. After the STB was installed, the front end looseness went away. I posted this awhile back: think of the front end / engine compartment of your car as a styrofoam cup (it probably has the same stiffness, stock...). The bottom of the cup is stiff because there's support across the entire bottom of the cup - your K-member and other engine / transmission / suspension supports serve the same function in stiffening the bottom of the engine compartment. Now, ever notice how easily the top of cup flexes? There's no support across the top of the cup. Put a lid on the cup and the whole cup structure stiffens immediately and the top of the cup becomes much more difficult to flex. Yet, the cup lid doesn't force the sides of the cup out of shape; it keeps the cup size the same. A STB serves the same function by tying together and supporting the sides of the engine compartment. Without the STB the shock towers can move in independent directions to each other. The STB cured my front end "dance".

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    STB really helped my 02 WS6. It is a cheap, farely light mod. to help if you want better response and tighter handling. Oh yeah, installation is a breeze!
    def get one!! (BMR mild steel 2pt on mine by the way)

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