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      03-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Front Strut Bar/Brace Question

Quick question, I know that strut bars improved handling & chassis rigidity, but how about reducing body roll? I want to reduce body roll without dropping it and trying to explore more options besides a drop since I love the way it sits now. Thanks in advance.
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Quick question, I know that strut bars improved handling & chassis rigidity, but how about reducing body roll? I want to reduce body roll without dropping it and trying to explore more options besides a drop since I love the way it sits now. Thanks in advance.
Dropping the car isn't really the most determining factor to reducing body roll and better handling. You can get springs/shocks or coils and keep it almost the same height as your car now but with the high spring rates and shock build, the car would handle much better and still keep you at your current height depending on the setup you go with.

But honestly, strut bars don't do much, they are more of a last suspension mod component. I got those after my coils, sways and m3 parts.

You might want to look into some sways to give you a better illusion that your car is handling better when in essence it may not actually helping that much.

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Quick question, I know that strut bars improved handling & chassis rigidity, but how about reducing body roll? I want to reduce body roll without dropping it and trying to explore more options besides a drop since I love the way it sits now. Thanks in advance.
The brace does nothing for body roll. That is the function of springs and anti roll bar.
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