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Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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What does a strut tower brace do?
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Re: Strut tower brace

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What does a strut tower brace do?
It braces the strut towers.


Stiffens up the front end and keeps the towers from flexing.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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So it basically helps with handling ?
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Re: Strut tower brace

Basically yes...they do actually help stiffen the car too. Not a myth.

The 4 point brace is your best bet...offers more support in the bay by connecting to the firewall and strut towers...plus the stress and flexing is distributed better thus reducing the overall amount of roll and instability that is felt by you in the cabin and affecting the performance of the car.
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So you would recommend?
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Re: Strut tower brace

If you can get one for a decent price I would...sometimes American Muscle has them on sale for ~$100. Or if you find one on craigslist or ebay for a decent price.

It's a nice mod to get when you're looking to stiffen up your ride to improve handling.

So when buying performance oriented lowering springs, sway bars and subframe connectors, consider a strut tower brace.
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I've had no STB, a stock STB and now have a BBK STB, I prefer the BBK feel for sure. As for the rear sway bar the straight line performance is better with out it, but corners better with it. There are also aftermarket rear strut tower braces.
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Dang there is a lot to do with the handling .. So does lowering make a bug diff too?
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