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This is a discussion on Shock tower braces within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by KMdef9 This makes sense to me, at least in a response to below. I find it hard ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    This makes sense to me, at least in a response to below.
    I find it hard to believe for all the little benefits people dont think its worth $60.

    Stiffer chassis. Less squeaks and rattles in the long run. Longer lasting alignment settings. More accurate and precise steering input. Better looks too. All for $60 and its a 15 minute job with 1 tool.

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    to add to above, there are design differences and materials as well. There are 3 point STBs out there as well that tie in the firewall, but there are a little more pricier. As some have said, it has its place. You just have to look hard to find any difference in performance between having one and not having one. so if you got $60-100 to burn, go for it. It isnt gonna hurt anything. It got one and other than hving to take it out to do my headers, it hasnt really hurt anything. Gain wise, its probably there... I just cant really feel it. I think it looks cool in there. Gives the engine bay a more of a race look. Your not gonna really feel that much of a difference until you put a front clip in there and get a roll cage lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    I find it hard to believe for all the little benefits people dont think its worth $60.

    Stiffer chassis. Less squeaks and rattles in the long run. Longer lasting alignment settings. More accurate and precise steering input. Better looks too. All for $60 and its a 15 minute job with 1 tool.
    +1!!!! its a quick job. Not even 15... more like 5. four 15mm bolts and washers and your done... its cheaper than putting on those corvette coil covers and those have NO performance gains

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    to add to above, there are design differences and materials as well. There are 3 point STBs out there as well that tie in the firewall, but there are a little more pricier. As some have said, it has its place. You just have to look hard to find any difference in performance between having one and not having one. so if you got $60-100 to burn, go for it. It isnt gonna hurt anything. It got one and other than hving to take it out to do my headers, it hasnt really hurt anything. Gain wise, its probably there... I just cant really feel it. I think it looks cool in there. Gives the engine bay a more of a race look. Your not gonna really feel that much of a difference until you put a front clip in there and get a roll cage lol
    There have been many documented instances where those 3 point STB shattered the windshield of an fbody, I would avoid those like the plague.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    +1!!!! its a quick job. Not even 15... more like 5. four 15mm bolts and washers and your done... its cheaper than putting on those corvette coil covers and those have NO performance gains

    A STB adds the same performance gains that those Corvette coil covers(more commonly called fuel rail covers, FRC) will add, ZERO.

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    sorry..... fuel rail covers.... and yeah, id dont see the need for a 3point anyway but now that you mention THAT.. yeah ill stick to my 2 point engine decoration lol and you gotta cut to fit those covers anyway. I gotta say though that i havnt seen any gains of having one installed other than appearance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    A STB adds the same performance gains that those Corvette coil covers(more commonly called fuel rail covers, FRC) will add, ZERO.
    What he really means is every manufacturer that produces cars and uses STBs is retarded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    What he really means is every manufacturer that produces cars and uses STBs are retarded.
    lol now now, no need to be rash lol they just like adding materials that add to the mark up lol

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    @ the Mustang suspension and F-Body suspension comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    What he really means is every manufacturer that produces cars and uses STBs is retarded.
    I don't think thats what he meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    @ the Mustang suspension and F-Body suspension comparison.
    LoL @ the guy who spends money on a brace and admires it on the floor of his garage.

    care to explain why so many manufacturers equip cars with STBs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    LoL @ the guy who spends money on a brace and admires it on the floor of his garage.
    Better there looking pretty than on my car doing nothing.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    care to explain why so many manufacturers equip cars with STBs?
    Sure.
    On THOSE cars....it may matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Better there looking pretty than on my car doing nothing.


    Sure.
    On THOSE cars....it may matter.


    I love internet experts.

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    Don't you think if I actually felt a difference with it on the car....it would be installed?

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    Concentrate on your fingers and your hands. There IS a difference, but that's just my opinion. Personally I know what to look for in feel and I felt it when I installed mine and still do. It may not have been as noticeable as some cars I have installed them on or driven but I feel better knowing my steering is slightly more precise and that some of the road feel being transmitted through the steering wheel isnt from both wheels moving in different directions.

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    I could deff. feel the difference but I've got a vert. I sware I could see the leading front corner flex up under hard cornering. So an STB was the first thing I bought. but like I said I might get more out of it being a vert. i have seen STB's on other cars mustang's, bmw's, etc but more on older model cars. with todays manufacturing and hydroformed rails cars come from the factory with a much more rigid platform so stb's are prob less necessary.

    Edit: If you purchase one get a bmr. Reason, if you ever get FRC's the bmr will clear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redracer1 View Post

    Edit: If you purchase one get a bmr. Reason, if you ever get FRC's the bmr will clear them.

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    here is a good reason to not buy bmr. the new owner is all about a quick dollar. So much where he blatantly ripped off strano and his springs. and purchased domains umiparts.com so that it gets re-directed to bmr ..and when i talked to umi about it over on tech this is their response

    "Yep we know about it. They also bought umisucks.com and umisucksd*ck.com but once I found it I posted in the private sponsor and they took them down in embarrassment. The new owner of BMR is all about business and money... that isn't how we operate. We like to work with the customer and take pride in our work rather than just steal every sale we can. So thanks for the support "

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    all i have to say about the well why do manufacturers use them.

    drilled rotors ring a bell ...........it is about looks..especially a sporty look ... just because it comes oem doesn't mean it is needed or has a benefit

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    i have a UMI STB and noticed no difference.....but it looks nice

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