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Old 07 Aug 2006, 08:14 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do strut/stress bars really make a difference??

Does having Strut tower bar really make your handeling that much better?

cause i keep hearing " its a gimck" "all show...dont waste your money on that shit"

so plaese give me a unbiased opinion
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 08:03 pm   #2 (permalink)
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i know i kinda sound like a dumbass when i say this but race cars have em
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 08:25 pm   #3 (permalink)
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yea thas twaht ive been telling ppl and they still say its for show and it dosent make a real differnce its just in ur head
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Every bit helps. For handling purposes you want to stiffen the chassis as much as possible. A strut bar alone won't do much for handling, but when combined with a tighter sway bar it will yield great improvement.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 08:36 pm   #5 (permalink)
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sway bars prevents body roll. they do what stiffer springs would do, but without lossing as much ride comfort. add that with tighter springs and lower center of gravity and you will deffinitly feel the difference. it is kinda pointless for regular cars to have them though
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i have them on my civic and it handles like a go kart....it makes a big difference...


i would sugest getting the bars installed as well as a good suspension set up and that will give you great handling
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it makes sixty fooooooooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuurrrrrrrrrr % difference
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lol....yeah it does
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i think turbo awd is right after getting stiffer adjustable sways and a thicker more solid strut bar up front i have felt the differnce the stock strut bar on my car bends
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stiffer the body is, the more stability you have, strut bars tension your chassis and make it solid, another thing you can do, is redo the welds on your chassis, depending on how its made (tibular chassis or regular) doing more spot welds between the stock spot welds reinforce your chassis like hell since it has less movement.

its not myth lol!!! roll cages arent only for when you flip your car either, its like a big @ss set of strut bars !
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You also must keep in mind as to what type of vehicle. On a civic where the body consists of nothing more than tin foil. The strengthening effects of a strut bar will be more noticeable, than for example- a strut bar on a Volvo.
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i have them on my civic and it handles like a go kart...
Now you just need to make more power than one!



Yes, they do work. Some are gimicks, but a good solid one will make a differance.
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You also must keep in mind as to what type of vehicle. On a civic where the body consists of nothing more than tin foil. The strengthening effects of a strut bar will be more noticeable, than for example- a strut bar on a Volvo.
Since volvo's have 2 chassis's they are already stiff f\/cks but its never enough
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i had a front strut bar on my bimmer, handled great, of course i had some wide-ass meats on her too.
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Since volvo's have 2 chassis's they are already stiff

That was my point.
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