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Old 11-01-2013, 03:39 AM   #1
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Question flexible strut tower brace

how effective does the SPT flexible strut tower brace work in comparison to a fixed brace?
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:20 AM   #2
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Neither are particularly effective.
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Neither are particularly effective.
That's not what I've read.

I understand the flexible one is a very nice piece.

OP, try a search.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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i did that, and i looked and everyone says it works however i don't see how that could be considering that the idea of a strut brace is to provide rigidity and i don't know how a flex brace would to that.
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That's not what I've read.

I understand the flexible one is a very nice piece.

OP, try a search.
What kind of objective things have you read?
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What kind of objective things have you read?
It's been a while since I've read it.

I think it was Turn in Concepts that wrote it, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, something to the effect that Subaru has the body vibration frequency data and body flex data. They then can make a bar to help with both flex and vibrations. No aftermarket manufacturer can gather the vibration/flex data without an outrageous cost to get that info. I'm sure Subaru is not willing to share it either. That's why no one else could make a flex bar that would work.

Again, it's been a while since I've read it, but that's the gist of it.
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I used to have this on my car.



It was sexy. It was unique. It provided what seemed to be a little bit more chassis "solidity" by connecting the two points that are not directly connected. It had a near placebo affect of increasing the "properly performanced tuned factory feel". Any real affect was not measurable, and lost in the noise of everything else. I didn't care. I had a genuine s204 piece on my car. It contributed to my smile.

I would still have it on today, but I started rallyx'ing more and I was afraid it would just get damaged (or was sick of constantly having to take it off).

If you want it and it's worth it to you, get the flex brace. It is stiffer than nothing, but not quite as stiff as a straight bar. It contributes to the "sporty, yet refined" goal; as opposed to just "sporty".
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I used to have this on my car.

It was sexy. It was unique. It provided what seemed to be a little bit more chassis "solidity" by connecting the two points that are not directly connected. It had a near placebo affect of increasing the "properly performanced tuned factory feel". Any real affect was not measurable, and lost in the noise of everything else. I didn't care. I had a genuine s204 piece on my car. It contributed to my smile.

I would still have it on today, but I started rallyx'ing more and I was afraid it would just get damaged (or was sick of constantly having to take it off).

If you want it and it's worth it to you, get the flex brace. It is stiffer than nothing, but not quite as stiff as a straight bar. It contributes to the "sporty, yet refined" goal; as opposed to just "sporty".
Chimchimm5, that is a very cool bar!!!
You don't see that every day.

Yes the flex bar is supposed to be the "refined drivers bar". Not an all out "because race car" part.
It's supposed to be very well engineered.
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Chimchimm5, that is a very cool bar!!!
You don't see that every day.

Yes the flex bar is supposed to be the "refined drivers bar". Not an all out "because race car" part.
It's supposed to be very well engineered.
As most things Subaru makes are done
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