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Old 10-15-2011, 11:51 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by jzwu View Post
Why not? I would say the strut bar does a better job than the plates alone.
The strut towers getting deformed from an upward pressure from the strut. A strut brace cannot protect against this force because it's on the TOP side of the strut tower. To protect against mushrooming, you need strengthing from the underside.

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