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are there or has anyone made any front or rear strut tower braces? i was thinking of a rear idea, using my sub box as an intermidate between the towers, and making custom braces from the tower to the box, but realy want a front one, any ideas anyone?
 

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I havent been able to find any strut tower braces either front or back for this car. :rolleyes:
 

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Not sure about the 1st gen cars, but the 2nd gen cars (R/T anyway) has one on the front. Not a ricer chrome bar, but a brace that runs from one side to the other. If you change to a bigger TB, you have to remove it, so I've had more contact with it than I'd really like.
 

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I heard that Eibach used to make a strut tower brace (sway bar) for the first gens, but I havent really researched that myself. I haven't heard of anyone else developing one. I was planning to make a nice, strong, stiff one with my friend because he works in a metal shop. That should inprove the handling significantly. As for a rear brace, I havent really considered it, and I think that a front one would be goon enough. AND, it would be a pain in the ass!

But if someone wants to try it, let me know how it works...
 

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malcolm dean told me he had a front strut tower brace. i haven't seen pics. talk to corey about sway bars for the front, it runs $150 i think but i don't know who the manufacturer is.
 

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i wonder if the sway bars would help the handling of these cars much...if they do then i wouldnt mind investing in them
 

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Don, you're absolutely right. It's just that most people refer to a strut brace as a sway bar. When I tell people that I am making a strut tower brace, they are like "Huh?". Thats why I called it a swaybar...sorry if I mislead anyone.

And I think that a Strut tower brace would make a big difference. It should on any car. Then again, our cars have quite a wide track, so I'm not sure if the sway bar would be more or less effective than on most cars. My buddy had a Chevy Beretta, and we made him a REALLY strong sway bar, none of these little crappy things, and it made one HELL of a difference. But again, we have a much wider track than a Beretta. I probably won't make mine till summer, but when I do I will let you all know how it works...hopefully it will work great!
 

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i've heard that driving a stock setup feels like a minivan or a pickup if you've driven with only the swaybar added. next time i have $150 i plan on getting it (TB spacers and MSD ignition come first, hehe). also the strut tower brace would probably help a lot. there's not much twisting in hard turns in the LH (at least not mine but it does have the beefy suspension) but every little bit theoretically helps. i'd like to see malcom dean's pics, not that i don't believe him, but because i think it must be one hell of an install to make it fit in that tiny space.
 

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A sway bar, if you have none, will dramatically reduce the body lean. A strut brace will keep the tops of the struts from "flexing" which really throws off the suspension so handling can suffer. Of the 2 I'd go for the sway bar (the one under the car) 1st. IMHO
 
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