Just thought I would throw my pennies at the wall here. My brother and I got matching GT's his auto, mine stick. I had installed the front and rear strut tower supports as well as Steeda UCA and LCA on the stick car. We are both aggressive drivers and I was able to pull 3-4 cars on him through the clover leaves we have to get onto/off the highways. Placebo effect ? Or could it be the fact the car rolls less with a stiffer chassis and is much more controllable. If the chassis is stiffer, the contact patch on the tires would stay planted more, in turn resulting in more rubber on the ground which ='s traction ... Have at it
T'was the better bushings in the control arms no placebo there. It also could've been that you were in the appropriate gear while his auto was searching for the right one. All the strut braces did were add weight. To make the chassis stiffer you have stiffen up the chassis on the under side, not tie the struts together up top. Now that I think about it, all that's being "tied" together is the strut towers. Do y'all really think that the sheet metal that the towers are made of are so flimsy that they flex when cornering?
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