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Old 04-24-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
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Front Strut Bar + Rear (Neuspeed) question

First question: Does it help increase handling, works well?
Second: Is it worth $100 second hand, + shipping. Also he is throwing in a rear brace as well.

Dunno if this is the right section, so mods feel free to move it to the appropriate area.
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Yes, makes a difference to handling and steering feel. Car feels more rigid and suspension geometry is improved during cornering.
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Yes, makes a difference to handling and steering feel. Car feels more rigid and suspension geometry is improved during cornering.
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Strut Bar will add more firmness to chassis help eliminate body rolling.
Also consider adding Sway Bar
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Is $100 + shipping a good deal?
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I can tell you from my experience, after I put only a front strut bar in, I could feel difference right away when I'm in corners.
Simple upgrade that actually makes a difference you could feel.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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yes def feels much firmer on cornering

less body roll
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a strut bar is nice, but a sway bar is much more useful IMO

100 isn't bad. but not great.

check online for applications for your car i'm sure new isn't much more.

edit: also depending on the car, a rear brace might make your trunk less useful
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i agree, sway bar costs more but is actually more bang for buck in reducing body roll, strut bars are more for rigidity
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Tnxs guys. I couldnt find any online place in canada that sells it, or a sway bar.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:27 PM   #10
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No difference, especially on street tires.

Sway bar = makes something that's supposed to move, move differently
Strut bar = makes something that doesn't move.... not move

You'll find a greater performance bang for buck with tires or even replacing suspension bushings.
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those last two pics are pretty awesome as far as chassis bracing goes.

a hinged strut tower bar is so-so in terms of connecting your strut mounts together. a solid one will have more effect. try to get a solid "one piece" tower bar, or a three point one for maximum rigidity.
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