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    Please don't shoot the messenger!

    I was curious as i was unsure and this speaks volumes,

    Here is a link to a thread on Tech with pictures.

    PLZ READ! 4th gens DONT HAVE STRUTS!!! - LS1TECH

    Seems to answer an awful lot of questions?

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    thanks, now I understand. It seems that the STB is a complete waste of space, as the shocks don't turn with the steering knuckle. What purpose could the STB serve on our cars? Is it because the stamped sheet metal is so weak it flexes?

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    My comment wasn't intended for you, Dave lol. Was just a general comment. If you feel like it helped, awesome. They look cool, and are inexpensive so it doesn't hurt anything for sure.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    Please don't shoot the messenger!

    I was curious as i was unsure and this speaks volumes,

    Here is a link to a thread on Tech with pictures.

    PLZ READ! 4th gens DONT HAVE STRUTS!!! - LS1TECH

    Seems to answer an awful lot of questions?
    That's an informative thread I've read a few times in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    thanks, now I understand. It seems that the STB is a complete waste of space, as the shocks don't turn with the steering knuckle. What purpose could the STB serve on our cars? Is it because the stamped sheet metal is so weak it flexes?
    It doesn't serve any purpose IMO, hence my previous comments. It's like installing a "lid" and nothing else and saying you can feel the HP difference. It adds maybe 5-7rwhp...maybe. You can't "feel" that when you already have 300+rwhp. Placebo effect, my friend. You want to believe there is a noticeable difference because you've just spent your hard earned money on such a mod

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    No offense takin Jon....Thanks for clearing this up. I knew they served a purpose. I just got schooled on the fact that OUR 4th Gen shocks, have no use for STB other then looks. Should have known this just by the name. .....STRUT tower brace

    So can we safely say that STB's are useful and serve a purpose on cars with struts. My 3rd Gen Camaro and Eclipse both had struts and STB's, thus the reason I "thought" I was feeling a difference with my 4th gen.
    -silly me

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    I'll say this on the STB matter -

    If you throw on QA1's or Bilstein shocks on our cars then no the STB will give minimal benefits. However if you used the stock OEM crappy shocks and springs then you should notice a tightening of the suspension in body roll.

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    Sway bars will help with body roll a lot more since those are the suspension components that control that if someone is looking for that benefit.

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    Wow our 4th gens don't even have struts? I feel sooooo stupid. I knew that is was basically just an appearance mod when I bought it but I cant believe all of these websites advertise it for our cars as a "strut" tower brace?? You would think they would know that we dont even have struts. lol

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    marketing and ignorance of the buyer

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