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    Strut Tower Bar?

    I bought a strut tower bar, just hasn't come in yet. I wanted to find out if there be be even a slight difference in handling. Anyone ever put one in?

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    Id be suprised if you notice, with how much the fronts are enforeced anyway, i put one in mainly cause after my accident it bent my driver side shock tower up and over and i wanted extra strength after they bent it back!!

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    Tightens up the front end a bit, Doesnt roll as bad when ya take a sharp turn, not a world of difference but you will feel a bit.
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    People have different things to say. It work or don't
    But I'll talk bout my experience
    When I had my z28 and I wantd to do a burnout or something the dash board was shakin and the whole interior vibratin for some reaso.
    I put the tower brace on the car
    And all those vibrations were gone I noticed that long time after that
    So I think that really helped the car
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    It deff helps...there are just a lot of other mods that do more. It's a fine tuning peice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Its a great place to rest your hand when you are working on the car.
    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I've seen people use it to hoist up an engine...that's about it
    Or get one of the fancy ones.. You always need a spot for tools..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Its a great place to rest your hand when you are working on the car.
    Exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaroluvr447 View Post
    I bought a strut tower bar, just hasn't come in yet. I wanted to find out if there be be even a slight difference in handling. Anyone ever put one in?
    I put the BMR strut on my 'vert and it really tightened up the front end. I also put on a set of BMR weld-in subframe connectors and they REALLY tightened up the car. I would recommend both on any F-body, coupe or Ragtop.

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    great apperance mod for the engine bay

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    So my suspension mods,,

    ((So I installed one part at a time and then test drove mine...))
    -shock Tower Brace installed-cornering felt tighter
    -rear LCA installs...Car hoked up better when punching it and thats about all I felt at this point.
    After Rear PHB install, car felt better around the turns-more predictble forces and all
    Then I did front and rear sway bars and WOW,,,,that was the bomb. This mod alone should be done right off the bat first off.

    My LCA's and PHB are poly/ball joint combos and yes this caused much more noise after installs. IF I had it to do all over again I would go with Ball joints on all, since its the best precision way of suspension but noisy too.

    For the future...Shocks and Springs- Then Traction Control Bar...
    Then maybe one day a total front end rework (Kmember, Upper and Lower A-Arms.

    I could not believe how each little part played there role and would say to all that want to make there ride a better ride to install one part at a time to see the cause and effect of each. Also I recommend a bad ass poly mount for that transmission,,,that also was a cheap great mod all on its own.

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    hey thanks for the tips, i willl be adding these to my list of mods!

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    I'm installing everything all at the same time so I better feel a huge difference!!

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    I noticed a slight difference but I notices it more after the BMR drop springs, UMI adj. Panhard/ LCA set, kyb agx's, and a Spohn sway bar set. I removed the bar when we dis the front struts since I was planning on changing the intake and never did so I reinstalled it and noticed a much bigger difference once the rest of the suspension was don't made it feel tight going though a 30mph turn at 60 plus it seemed stiffer and steering felt better. Maybe it was in my head or maybe it helped but for $80 it still looks great when you open the hood.
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    I have a bmr strut tower brace but I've always wondered if the fancy hotchkis one with the hinges was better or if their just both pointless gimmicks

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