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Old 12-19-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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Front Strut Brace Question

Alright.. I'm looking to buy the fs front strut tower brace.. if I use only a front one, will this cause the rear to kick out more?


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Old 12-19-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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No. if you want oversteer, look into bigger rear sway bars. a front strut bar will not make the focus squirly at all. the front end will respong a bit better though. and the bar will also prevent the front from sagging on itself.
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so would a rear strut brace help in oversteer?
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it may, it would keep the back struts straigt when you hit a turn, the rear sway helps more then the front does, i suggest getting both if you can afford it, also i still have mine for sale front strut, pm me about it.
and most likely you dont have a rear sway bar which is good or bad so i dont think youll have much oversteer, i only got over steer twice so
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Personally, it only works well in as acting as a brace to lean on while working on the engine. That, and adding weight in the front.
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We seem to be talking about 2 different things at the same time.....strut braces are one thing, sway bars another. BOTH serve a purpose. The stiffer you make your chassis, the more it will respond to things like sway bar 'tuning'[adding or changing the size of the SWAY bars.]
Also, strut tower braces, both front AND rear serve to keep the car quieter over a protracted periods of time.........especially if you drive over crappy roads, like here in S.E. Michigan.
SWAY BARS, keep the car 'flatter' thru a turn, and by careful selection can give you a car that you can drive from understeer thru oversteer using only the throttle .....now THAT'S fun !
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Ok.. so I am looking for more oversteer.. how could I achieve this?
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bigger rear sway bar.
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Yep, a rear sway bar that is bigger in diameter than the front will push you in that direction..........I'm running the Eibach set, and I can go from understeer to oversteer controlling the car with only the throttle through the curve........FUN ! [Of course, it helps a BUNCH to have some smooth road under you ].
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Just rememeber, while a bigger rear sway will induce a more neutral or increased oversteer, in bad weather (snow, rain) or on dirt or freshly oiled road, that oversteer tendency will be even more exaggerated. It will become a handful and snap oversteer is a possibility in those situations. Go for neutral handling and be vigilant in the situations I mentioned. Its best that you really know how to drive before you go to oversteer extremes.
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