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Re: Strut tower brace

Can't wait. Nice !

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Re: Strut tower brace

Is this functional?....a solution looking for a problem?....or just looks cool? Serious, any real benefit?
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Is this functional?....a solution looking for a problem?....or just looks cool? Serious, any real benefit?
Let me google that for you
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Is this functional?....a solution looking for a problem?....or just looks cool? Serious, any real benefit?
Just like any other strut tower brace it will add rigidity to the structure of the vehicle.

From wikipedia.
A strut bar is designed to reduce this strut tower flex by tying two parallel strut towers together. This transmits the load of each strut tower during cornering which ties the two towers together and reduces chassis flex.

In my case since I don't have a high HP Jeep and don't plan on off-roading so it would be mostly cosmetic.
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Re: Strut tower brace

I also would never spend >$150 on this. Come on -- it's a 5000+ lb SUV.
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Re: Strut tower brace

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Is this functional?....a solution looking for a problem?....or just looks cool? Serious, any real benefit?
I would say it's a waste of money unless your buying it for looks.
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Re: Strut tower brace

I'll consider one if the price is right, but I'd be buying it just for looks, if I wanted better handling I wouldn't have purchased a 5k lb SUV.


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speaking of numbers, i wonder what the percentage of 3.6L owners purchased the WK2 and are planning performance upgrades to it.
Improved handling can work wonders for 'performance' without touching the engine.

So yes, there are 3.6l owners looking for improvements.

But this 'strut tower bar' would only be cosmetic. Especially if it only spans from tower to tower (and don't get me started on those weak tower brackets!).

Why?
#1 - the strut towers are already right next to the firewall which would provide significant anti-flex functionality.

#2 - For better 'anti-flex' functionality the strut tower bar should also tie into the firewall. Just look up any 'truss' type bridge or other object. Triangles provide high strength. So triangulating the 'bar' from the towers to the firewall would provide MUCH more strength and rigidity.

(And yes I am an engineer....)
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Re: Strut tower brace

The towers being very close to the firewall means there would not be much gain even from a brace tied to the firewall since it is already stiff.

the practical side of this discussion is more that without very large grippy contact patches on the front tires you wont be capable of pulling enough lateral g force to flex the towers enough to warrant using a strut brace of any kind.
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Re: Strut tower brace

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The towers being very close to the firewall means there would not be much gain even from a brace tied to the firewall since it is already stiff.

the practical side of this discussion is more that without very large grippy contact patches on the front tires you wont be capable of pulling enough lateral g force to flex the towers enough to warrant using a strut brace of any kind.
Agreed.
My #2 above is for vehicles where the strut towers are farther away from the firewall. Simply spanning the towers with a single bar is pretty much useless.
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Re: Strut tower brace

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I know one of the vendors is working on releasing a strut tower brace for the WK2 but I came across this one on eBay.

WARNING: Price is beyond ridiculous.

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