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Re: If makes the chassis >>>. (archive)

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Posted by jim217 on December 08, 2001 at 08:10:11:

In Reply to: Re: If makes the chassis >>>. posted by Barry Robinson on December 07, 2001 at 17:22:11:

I'll back that up. Unless my thinking is way off the only thing it could possibly do is make the response of the shock absorbers slightly more responsive. That is if there is any flex in the rear towers horizontally from the vertical forces.

If this is wrong someone please back it up

stiffer than it is well worth it !!!!

I have a real problem believing that rear "strut bars" would make much difference. Our cars don`t have rear struts. All the forces from the rear suspension are vertical. How does a bar that connects the shock towers help?


The site isn't very clear on exactly what a BUTT strut is but I've been told that it isn't a rear strut tower brace. Instead, it's a bar that simply bolts between the subframe bolts to eliminate movement. I don't think it makes any difference.

installed one om '91 318is - great improvement in rear chasis stiffness & handling. It bolts between the rear crossmember studs. It is not a rear strut brace that bolts between the shocks - thos edo very little in my experience with 2 E30's.



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