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Old 05-09-2002, 04:22 AM   #1
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I have been reading about the tower braces, and the sway bars but I noticed on German-autowerks.com that they have the Cusco lower arm braces....I did a search but didnt find anything.

What exactly do they do? Would someone see any benefit from them on the street? The effect I am going for is less body roll (going to order the cusco sways) and a more hunkered down feel at speed. Right now it feels a little floaty with the lighter wheels and performance tires I added. Everythig else is stock.

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I have installed Cusco f & R strut braces and a front lower control arm brace and a rear control arm pickup brace. It has increased the torsional rigidity of the car significantly. This has resulted in a huge increase in the accuracy of placement on the road under high lateral load. The car does have huge amount of suspension work and runs very agressive alignment geometry and R Compound (Dunlop D01JSP) tyres on the road, so I am not too sure how significant the benefits would be with more std suspension.

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Old 05-09-2002, 10:30 AM   #3
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Thanks SKC,
I imagine that at some point, increasing the strength everywhere else (thicker sways, etc) will make the back end want to come loose (the whole car I suppose), but I got all of the OE supsension so far and there is plenty of travel to compensate I think.

I wonder if adding all the stiffness to the chassis will make for a quieter car or add more shakes and rattles to the dash and other components.....



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I have installed Cusco f & R strut braces and a front lower control arm brace and a rear control arm pickup brace. It has increased the torsional rigidity of the car significantly. This has resulted in a huge increase in the accuracy of placement on the road under high lateral load. The car does have huge amount of suspension work and runs very agressive alignment geometry and R Compound (Dunlop D01JSP) tyres on the road, so I am not too sure how significant the benefits would be with more std suspension.

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