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Most strut braces are pretty close in terms of... (archive)

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Posted by Zeegar on March 01, 2001 at 09:50:08:

In Reply to: Does what you say apply to ALL strut braces? posted by Lobo on March 01, 2001 at 08:47:21:

functionality. As said in the previous post your basically tying the front struts together. This adds back some rigidity lost by not having a roof in the Z (or any other) roadster. The best way to test a strut brace is by going over some RailRoad tracks and notice if your car shakes and rattles less.

The differences between strut braces is price, appearance and weight. While some claim to be stronger than others, all are strong enough to add some ridigity. Hollow braces are strong and generally lighter to boot.

Appearance is in the eye of the beholder. There are some braces that are prettier than the brace I use, even though mine is not ugly, but I could not justify the prices these companies are charging.

Remember: This is a functional mod not an appearance mod. Chrome exhaust tips on the other hand are purely for looks, and yes, I do have them on my Z. =8D

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