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Old 05-17-2013, 12:25 PM   #18050
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Originally Posted by uspopo View Post
If you are low on funds I would return the 22mm rsb and drop in the 19mm rsb/bushings. The money spent on the 19mm upgrade is better than the strut tower brace with the OEM 16mm rsb.
The June 2013 issue of Car & Driver confirms this. On page 36 is an article about a fancy and expensive ($3 million) K&C (Kinematics & Compliance) Machine that tests "...which way the wheels point and tilt when subjected to the full array of cornering, accelerating, and braking forces."

Anyway, the guy who owns and operates this machine states that "he's never seen an aftermarket strut-tower brace provide a measurable handling benefit."

So people considering this upgrade might want to spend their money elsewhere. For those who have already purchased and installed one, well at least it looks cool when you pop the hood.
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