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This is a discussion on Strut Brace within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by ls1camino You need a Drag Sway Bar...when I pull into my driveway (diagonally from the right), my ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    You need a Drag Sway Bar...when I pull into my driveway (diagonally from the right), my left rear wheel lifts off of the ground because the suspension is so tight.
    YES I DO!
    But need a rear first!

    Side note due to expenses I might be keeping the ls1 for another season or two. If you decide to sell your heads let me know. How much are they milled? I know I will have to fly cut my pistons to make them fit already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    it isnt about it being a uni body...it is about the front suspension setup ...if you look at front suspension of our cars..you will notice that most all of the force in cornering and such goes through the lower control arms into the k member...as the upper control arm kind of hangs and isnt under a lot of load.
    the lower a arm piviots on the k.....the bottom of the shock mounts onto the lower a arm.....when the lower a arm piviots it sends the compression load upwards into to where the top of the shock is mounted.....drum roll please.....the shock tower of the FRAME......now of course there is the spindle and upper a arm....and the amount of the load that is shared by all the front end components is unknown to me....but to say there is never enough load on the frame to cause a similar amount of flex that was shown on the vid is pure BS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    YES I DO!
    But need a rear first!

    Side note due to expenses I might be keeping the ls1 for another season or two. If you decide to sell your heads let me know. How much are they milled? I know I will have to fly cut my pistons to make them fit already.
    Yeah, true.

    You'll be he first to know. I just purchased the rest of my suspension pieces, so the next big purchase will be a power adder(s). I have my eye on that 427 TT setup...my drivetrain can handle it, so it's entirely possible for the end of 2011 as long as I don't lose my job *knock on wood*

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    @ this thread.

    I have said it before...I will say it again.
    STB's do NOTHING for handling.

    Appearance mod that might help by offering a place to hold onto when working under the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    ..now of course there is the spindle and upper a arm....and the amount of the load that is shared by all the front end components is unknown to me....
    Drum roll please*****exactly you have no idea the amount of load....so it is impossible for you to say it takes enough load to flex the mount enough to warrent a stb....I take the word of engineers and people that push these cars to the limit...not salesmen

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    You also forget..what job the spring and shock perform

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    My cars gas milaege greatly improved and dropped my ET one tenth when I added my strut tower brace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    My cars gas milaege greatly improved and dropped my ET one tenth when I added my strut tower brace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    My cars gas milaege greatly improved and dropped my ET one tenth when I added my strut tower brace.
    ya.....ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmarkx View Post
    ya.....ok
    Sorry man. I have one, we all do, but noticed 0 difference from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    Drum roll please*****exactly you have no idea the amount of load....so it is impossible for you to say it takes enough load to flex the mount enough to warrent a stb....I take the word of engineers and people that push these cars to the limit...not salesmen
    but your opinion is that there is no load great enough to flex the sheet metal uni frame .......so a STB is useless??? .......now if i was a engineer i could whip up some testing criteria to prove the validity of the advantage of a STB

    and my UMI STB gets me a extra 5 mpg

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    What an awesome thread this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    What an awesome thread this is.
    Sure seems to be headed that way aint it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Subscribed just for entertainment purposes...
    Haha. Yes it's bound to end up like all the other threads on this subject.. Time for a

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