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    Strut tower braces?

    What are you opinions on strut tower braces? I have heard that since the strut towers are so close to the firewall the difference is negligible. Any recommended manufactures?

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    You are correct about the location of the strut towers providing a good amount of rigidity. I might consider braces on a hard core autox / race prepped WRX. I do not have one and my WRX handles amazingly well.
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    i have one on my 2012. I could not tell much of a difference at all, you could definitely spend the money better on something else

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    You could definitely fabricate one of those fairly easy with basic shop tools if you have them, otherwise I wouldn't buy one for the front, cause like you said the firewall is so close it dosn't make much of a difference.

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    Wagons can REALLY benefit from a rear strut tower bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Wagons can REALLY benefit from a rear strut tower bar.
    Buy one for me to prove that.
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    what about bug eye wagons? it might just be me but i like my 40$ebay special front. engine bay eye candy if not anything else. might fab a rear just to see what happens
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    I'm willing to bet the rear will be meaningful on a bugeye wagon. Could be cheaper to buy than fab even though. I'd go for it and instal one IMO.
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    thanks SD! i think i am(either way). one question though. if i do fab, is there such a thing as too strong? i know how my front one is built(lightweight aluminum tube and steel brackets) i dont want to over do it and cause something to crack because i over braced just the strut tower without support under the body to back it up.
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    No such thing as too strong (but there is such a thing as too heavy).

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    Too strong no. Too ponderous though maybe. Consider how it will instal and remove and shot for practicality. You may find it in the way of cargo etc for example. See what you carry and how often etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    Too strong no. Too ponderous though maybe. Consider how it will instal and remove and shot for practicality. You may find it in the way of cargo etc for example. See what you carry and how often etc.
    Whiteline made a "quick-release" rear bar which was fantastic for the '02-'07 wagons; rigidity when you want it, clearance when you want it. Five minutes (or less) to change priority.
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    Most of what I have experienced a set of sways would show more handling improvement over strut bars. I have been auto-x racing for a number of years, drove everything from a 03 Focus, 02 WRX, 06 Legacy GT, 03 GTI, and currently my 06 STI. Strut bars may give a bit of improvement but I think there are other things you could purchase that would have a greater impact on your suspensions performance. Just my .02
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