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    I wouldn't even waste your money on a strut tower brace.
    They are worthless.

    I don't have a front sway bar on my car, and I have a STB. I have removed it, and it still handles the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I wouldn't even waste your money on a strut tower brace.
    They are worthless.

    I don't have a front sway bar on my car, and I have a STB. I have removed it, and it still handles the same.

    good info, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I wouldn't even waste your money on a strut tower brace.
    They are worthless.

    I don't have a front sway bar on my car, and I have a STB. I have removed it, and it still handles the same.
    I don't understand. You took off your front sway bar and left the Strut Tower Brace on and didn't see any handling difference. I would think if you took off the sway bar you would see major changes in handling. Now, at the track a disconnected sway or taken off sway helps the tranfer of weight on a launch.

    I'm not understanding this statement at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mecinoid View Post
    I don't understand. You took off your front sway bar and left the Strut Tower Brace on and didn't see any handling difference. I would think if you took off the sway bar you would see major changes in handling. Now, at the track a disconnected sway or taken off sway helps the tranfer of weight on a launch.

    I'm not understanding this statement at all.
    belive he means he didnt see a diff from the STB removed with no sway before AND after.....im sure not having a front sway makes a huge diff vs having one

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    At the drag strip your good for .1-.2 0-60' improvement without a front sway bar. I was trying to find out the context of his statements. Both statement do not make sense to me.

    I'm not getting your second statement either:

    im sure not having a front sway makes a huge diff vs (not?) having one

    Not to have a STB (with or without sways) would not make much difference at a drag strip.
    The only thing you would save in the geo change over time from those towers flexing inward.
    On a road course, the towers flex in and out without one and over time colapse in on themselves a little. You would just change your front end setting for correction. However,
    it does flex enough when hitting big bumps to change the steering direction more. The tighter the front end geo is the better handling you'll have and hopefully times. It's a very small difference here mind you but, it is one of the perfections done on the track. Most people never drive there car anywhere near that limit ... unless your road racing. Mountain driving.... most people won't push it hard enough really. But, someone that really knows his car will feel it when they hit a bump in a turn with one of those front wheel.

    This in from my experience. I really didn't think all these little thing were going to add up but they did.

    SFC, STB, LCA, PHR, 1LE sways, Bilsteins, Tracklinc ......

    Just looked at your avatar.... You most likely know this if your into Lingenfilter .. and have 383.
    I mean it looks like you've been around the block if you know what I mean.
    Last edited by Mecinoid; 10-11-2007 at 02:39 AM.

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    I felt a difference in handling without the sway bar.
    I have never put it back on as I don't corner carve anyways. At least not really pushing it. It does good enough for me to enjoy a nice mountain road as it sits.

    But even with the sway bar off, I noticed ZERO difference between having a STB on, or having a STB off.
    I am refering to the STB making a difference, not the sway bar.

    There was already a nice long discussion about this. That is my input. Others I am sure will agree/disagree.

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