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Old 03-31-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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gmpp strut tower brace question

So I ordered one, buddy of mine says it won't make a noticeable increase in handling/steering. I have a full bolt on + cam l99 with 315 DRs. Thoughts?
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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he's right.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:32 PM   #3
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I've heard that you can feel the difference and that the car feels more rigid and planted but i think its all in their heads
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:33 PM   #4
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lol, they do look nice though, can't deny that.
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So I ordered one, buddy of mine says it won't make a noticeable increase in handling/steering. I have a full bolt on + cam l99 with 315 DRs. Thoughts?
Installed mine at 10k mi ( torqued to spec 16 ft lbs ) and immediately heard squeaking/metal straining type sound near sunroof passenger side for the first 2/3 days. So I have to conclude it tightened mine up some. I would also swear it feels a tiny bit tighter in turns ...must be the Camaro lettering LOL
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:10 PM   #6
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Wow thank god it was a gift card that I used to get it lol
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:11 PM   #7
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I didn't feel a thing, didn't expect to. Bought for the looks and anything else would be a plus
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:15 PM   #8
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Had a front and rear on my 2010 Challenger. They definitely helped.


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While this subject has come up again.....I'll ask. Has anyone yet to come up with a decent kit that allows us 2010 folks to install the GM brace?
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So I ordered one, buddy of mine says it won't make a noticeable increase in handling/steering. I have a full bolt on + cam l99 with 315 DRs. Thoughts?
That depends on what "noticeable increase" refers to and how hard you drive.

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On any typical forum, people beg for proof, then someone provides it and down the road they will still go against it after something has been proven or disproven. So take what you will from this.
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