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Old 06-23-2003, 12:19 PM   #74
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Originally posted by Anthony
For those who cant tell a difference, do a test. Drive without the strut bar, find a nice safe corner to fly around, and remember your speed. Now slap the strut bar back on and do the same turn. Without killing yourself or hurting anyone else around you, pick up the pace a lil. Notice if your front end is staying more flat than before.
Hey Anthony,
Have done that exact test several times and with several vehicles. I can tell you that the first thing I do is take the Offramp that I use for my daily commute at the same speeds each time. The immediate thing I notice is that I am Leaning to the right, same as always, but now the car is NOT leaning to the right as always. The extra rigidity kept the thing from twisting in the front and "Leaning". this produces flatter, more controlable steering and thus faster exit speed. I would not drive a "Sports Car" without one.
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