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underhood strut bar #239507 Aug 3, 4:25pm Aug 3, 4:25pm
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underhood strut bar
how much would a strut bar under the Hood really help in handling on a stock celica... and on a celica that has been dropped 2 inches?

Re: underhood strut bar [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #239508 Aug 3, 4:55pm Aug 3, 4:55pm
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it will really only help when cornering--and it won't be noticeable.

if you drive your car hard around turns (or autox), OVER TIME your car's chasis will weaken--which is why a good front tower bar, rear tower bar, and suspension mods are a good idea if you are this type of driver thumbsup

Re: underhood strut bar [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #239509 Aug 3, 5:42pm Aug 3, 5:42pm
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I'm going to say on a lowered car with some suspension modifications, obviously, that chasis reinforcement is needed. I would go atleast a front upper bar and rear upper (TRD or Hypermotive 3 point). The rear really needs it due to the design of our "hatchback" cars. Some say the front isn't needed because it will cause a little more "push" while driving. I believe because of the engine weight that a bar across those strut towers wouldn't hurt in the least controlling chasis flex. You should notice a slight difference either way, not like a stiffer sway bar difference.

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