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Rear shock brace why???? (archive)

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Posted by M3 Lux OR on February 03, 2001 at 03:43:19:

If you consider how the rear shock brace would work it seems itís a gimmick & a waste of money. In hard lateral corning the force is transferred from the tires to the wheel into the control arms. Since the shock act as a dampening device in a vertical motion a brace installed between the tops of the shock towers would be worthless. I guess it could be justified if you wanted to reduce body flex, but that would mean the shock brace would need to be a solid mounted piece to truly hard mount & top of the shock towers together. Am I missing something or are all those people who buy rear shock tower braces just suckers for clever marketing?

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