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Old 09 Dec 2010, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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strut braces are they worth it?

Im thinking of fitting a front strut brace, would I notice the difference in the handling on twisty country roads or should I not bother?
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Old 09 Dec 2010, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They are not expensive and in my experience they help. They also help tyre wear as te tyre is held flatter on the road
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Old 10 Dec 2010, 08:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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them's sure is worth doing

mine is braced front and rear,did the front first and drove it for a week or so,the turning became more positive,rear end had a slight tendancy to slip out on fast turn exits,so braced rear and she's like a german virgin"mines nicentight"
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Re: strut braces are they worth it?

whats the ride comfort like?
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Old 10 Dec 2010, 06:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Makes no difference to ride quality as it's strengthening the shell not stiffening the suspension.
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Great addition to the car. I've got rear but looking for front
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Re: strut braces are they worth it?

do they remove some or all of the under steer as I dont want to remove all of it as I think it adds to the excitement and actually makes you drive the car using skill instead of the car doing everything for you?
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Old 12 Dec 2010, 05:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've fitted a front strut brace last week to my 2003 wrx, it already had sti shock absorbers and springs, now i really feel the difference while cornering Also at the moment there is great amout of snow out there and it is fantastic to drive a scooby!
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is there a specific fit for the turbo 2000 or will any classic strut brace fit?? been watching one on flee bay and wanted to check before I bid
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 07:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As long as it's for a classic it will be fine
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Re: strut braces are they worth it?

I think some specify if it's for the angled TMIC ?
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See if you can get hold of a genuine STi one off a classic thats all I did. Perfect fit
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 11:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It is a sti brace with the pink ends, had a word with the seller and he happy to refund if no fit so happy with that..
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