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This is a discussion on Whats the best STRUT TOWER BRACE within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; you didn't feel ANY difference with the SLP STB? I felt a huge difference with it....

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    you didn't feel ANY difference with the SLP STB? I felt a huge difference with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    you didn't feel ANY difference with the SLP STB? I felt a huge difference with it.
    Nope.

    I am not the only one either.

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    I felt a difference with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    you didn't feel ANY difference with the SLP STB? I felt a huge difference with it.
    "Huge"? Thats nuts. I never felt anything when I took mine on and off repeatedly.

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    ya, I could tell the difference right away. hmm.

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    Just got my J&M STB. I noticed a difference. Now when I hit expansion joints combined with a rough uneven road, it throughs the car around a bit. It makes the suspension do more work instead of the chassis flexing so much. Its kind of annoying. Guess I got to get my lowering springs, swaybars, and bilsteins on. Then purchase SFC's.

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    I had a 3 point STB in my '93Z. But that was the biggest pain putting it in. I did notice a big differnce in the handling right away. If I put one in my SS it will be a 2 point. More than likely a hotchkis for looks and becouse of FRC.
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    Subframe connectors are a must as well. The strut tower brace will be complimented well with it.

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    None. Get subframe connectors, STB is worthless! Its good to hold on to when working on your engine. The frames of these cars is very stiff up front in the first place, it does not need support.

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    Well, I noticed it no matter what.

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    I notice a difference too and it wasn't just me.

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    Well, I noticed it no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    I notice a difference too and it wasn't just me.
    Same here. Our cars are unibody, any additonal structural support is always a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Same here. Our cars are unibody, any additonal structural support is always a good thing
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    so I'm not the only one

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    so I'm not the only one
    Definitely not! The best STB is the one you decide to install in your car. I went with Hotchkis because it tucks in toward the cowl and doesn't really obstruct your engine compartment. Also, the STB mounting plates are separate from the bar: you bolt the plates on, then bolt the bar to the plates. Some one piece STBs I've heard are more difficult to mount.

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    Well I'm sure that the STB.. Does work or why would they build it..?? and why do all those pesky imports get them.. I know it comes into play cuz are car's are unibody.. We have nothing to support chassis flex unless you get subfame connectors.. By doing that we make a complete frame.. instead of being seperated..

    Also about the comment to SLP.. I think that SLP makes good products if you wanna stay STOCK...!! What I mean by that is that they are BOLT-ONS..If your car is warranty then you just take them off..!! And its a good way to put extra power in the car without it breaking anything. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARP211 View Post
    Well I'm sure that the STB.. Does work or why would they build it..?? and why do all those pesky imports get them.. I know it comes into play cuz are car's are unibody.. We have nothing to support chassis flex unless you get subfame connectors.. By doing that we make a complete frame.. instead of being seperated..

    Also about the comment to SLP.. I think that SLP makes good products if you wanna stay STOCK...!! What I mean by that is that they are BOLT-ONS..If your car is warranty then you just take them off..!! And its a good way to put extra power in the car without it breaking anything. .
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    i dont know i like SLP i dont buy directly from them and if you need any help they are a pain to get ahold of but they have never let me down and have sent and replaced many a part for free... like the other day they sent me a replacement for a defective line lock line...it had a bad flare and wouldnt seal...sent me a new one no charge. but on the STB issue. i have an Edelbrock 3 point. absolute pain to install because you have to disassemble the entire cowl, but i can tell a difference, though i just changed my intake to a professional products intake and the clearance is now very tight...like 1/4" from the top of the intake to the bottom of the STB....this intake has some really tall runners.

    I have also heard of the 3 points cracking windshields...mine is already cracked before the STB it never got any worse after the install...but wouldnt a 3 point be better by better i mean stiffer because you have triangulated the brace...like the difference between 2 and 3 point SFC's?

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