Strut tower brace...

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  1. thorco3

    thorco3 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a strut tower brace. If any one has one, whether it be a stock gt one or otherwise post up pics and your thoughts about it. I've found some stock gt stb's pretty cheap on ebay, i'm thinking i might just buy one of them and repaint it... or should i just spend a little more and get a new one from MM or blue oval industries or something.

    just looking for any info and or pics of other peeps setups, thanks
     
  2. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Stock one is pretty good.

    MM offers more support. Stock is fine unless you're looking to improve cornering a lot.

    Mine is powdercoated blue, cant use it because of the PI swap.
     
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    thorco3 Well-Known Member

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    alright... guess i'll try and fine a MM one then, cause I'd actually like to see an improvement out of it. I just drove brad's (goindeafonmtx) car the other day and felt like I could tell a difference.

    so is ur's for sale then?
     
  4. Goindeafonmtx

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    A rear sway bar would help too. :thumb:
     
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    thorco3 Well-Known Member

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    oh are you wantin to get me one... :banana:

    maybe i'll just look on ebay for a used gt rear sway bar too...
     
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    Heres a pic of my stock one powder coated. i could tell a big difference w/out it while it was being powder coated.

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    how much did that run ya for the pc job? There are some that are so durn cheap on ebay i might just pick one up and repaint it or have it pc'ed.
     
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    For an even more noticable improvement in chassis stiffness, get a set of full length sub-frame connectors instead. Kits cost about the same. If you don't have access to welding gear, you local muffler shop can put them in. IMHO, best bang for the buck chassis mod!

    I could feel the difference in the car as soon as I moved it after the subbies were installed. The STB, not much noticed.
     
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    I've heard that. That is definitley my next suspension mod. I think I'm going to hit up Maximum Motorsports again for that one. :)
     
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    thorco3 Well-Known Member

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    i've heard that subframe connectors are amazing... but the stb is something i can get used at a very reasonable price. and i've also be working in the engine bay a bit, cleaning and such so the stb would make a nice addition
     
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    I have a stock brace for sale if you still need one. Send me a PM if you still need one.
     
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    Pshhhh.... slow.
     
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    Yes, used sub-frame connectors don't strike me as a good deal at any price ;D

    The thing with subbies is they are a great mod for street, strip or track. One of the few mods that are just a good idea no matter what you are doing! I suggest you consider it for your next mod.
     
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    oh no, the subbies aren't somethin i'll skimp on... eventually full length maximum motorsports will find there home on my car, but just not right now
     
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    a 6 pt rollcage along with full subframe connectors will make your chassis super stiff :boink:

    After adding that to my setup made my car have even less chassis flex around hard corners.
     
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    I agree :naughty: (Check signature block :) )

    The only problem is that with the frost heaves we get in the roads here in Nova Scotia, sometimes the street ride can be a bit rough!
     
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    You'll love the feel of subs, even more than the STB.

    I highly recommend and definately say go with the Maximum Motorsports, weld in XL's

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    I got the light weight version (chrome moly steel) of the Steeda STB. I didn't want to add any unwanted weight high up in the engine bay and this version is much lighter than the mild steel versions out there. Easy to install, excellent quality and can feel the car is stiffer when when going over a bump with either just the left or right hand side of the car. It came powder coated black and IMO, brings the engine bay together. Pic below.

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    I didn't notice a difference when I got rid on mine, maybe it has something to do with the steeda subframe connectors ;)