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This is a discussion on Strut tower brace within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Is a 3 point stb much better than one that isnt? I want to spend around 100$ what would be ...

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    Is a 3 point stb much better than one that isnt? I want to spend around 100$ what would be a good brand to choose. I dont know too much about suspension/chassis stuff...

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    3 point are much better. But BMR or UTI I think is another company. 3 points are about 250 or better.

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    Why?

    i saw a three point one but it said it wouldn't work if the vehicle had traction control, any idea why???

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    Is a 3 point more difficult to install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1
    Is a 3 point more difficult to install?
    I'm sure it wouldn't be any more difficult then installing a regular single point STB.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpdcnva
    i saw a three point one but it said it wouldn't work if the vehicle had traction control, any idea why???
    I don't see why it would? a STB has nothing to do with your electrical system.

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    I've got the BMR STB & it's a sweet product.
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    i need one also.

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    I bought a 2 point from Aadco and I love it.

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    Forgot to add that my BMR STB is a 2 point. Someone (can't remember who) once told me that the 3 point STB's for our cars are unnecessary because the 3rd point of connection goes under the cowl which offers no support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad99ta
    Forgot to add that my BMR STB is a 2 point. Someone (can't remember who) once told me that the 3 point STB's for our cars are unnecessary because the 3rd point of connection goes under the cowl which offers no support.
    And a pain in the Ass to install and remove.

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    I also heard from a friend that i should get a rear stb too. I dont know much at all about chassis and suspension but does anyone know anything about this? Also what is the best "bang for buck" stb?

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    don't know of a manufacturer that makes one for the rear. besides, the rear shocks bolt just behind the rear seat. not really a stress area. usually cars that you can buy a rear STB for is an import. i've seen plenty of those available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmMan
    I don't see why it would? a STB has nothing to do with your electrical system.
    it has nothing to do with the electrical itself. it's a matter of clearing the components under the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23
    it has nothing to do with the electrical itself. it's a matter of clearing the components under the hood.
    ooooo ok. That makes sense.

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    They say there is no reason to use a 3 point on a ls1 f-body, since they mount to the thin peice of metal above the engine (kinda the base to the windshield), and it is not strong enoung to really do anything. I would go with a two point.

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