Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Re: What is a good engine strut brace, and do they work?
I would expect a strut bar to make a big difference to cars with McPherson type front suspensions and not that big a difference to cars with double wishbone ones like the modern Alfas (OK, torsionable quadrilaterals). The reason is quite obvious: the rigidity of the wells and top mounts play a more important role in suspension geometry in the former but not that much in the latter because more forces are applied to the upper arm joint instead of the top mount. On the other hand i would expect a brace bar between the lower or upper arm joints to make a big difference.
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