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You mean a strut brace?
The beast does make the front a bit stiffer, especially as the '55 isn't the most rigid chassis by modern standards.
The main thing you notice is that the wheels are better controlled and that makes the car a bit more predictable.
I think that ultimately lowering the car makes a bigger difference, especially if you want it to corner flat. Lowered suspension does give you different issues though.
You'll get increased tyre inner shoulder wear and the suspension is harder since the springs have less travel available to absorb the bumps so they need to be stiffer.
I'd probably go for both.. but without a stooopid lowering (maybe 30-35mm max).
You will also find that if you change the strut top mounts at the same time, that the new stuff is "taller" (not compressed by age or mileage) so the lower springs won't lower it as much as you were expecting, until it settles down a bit..
No bullets for Chaingun..
Last edited by Ralf S.; 07-11-12 at 15:06.