How good is this Vibrant strut bar versus the GTspec one? If it's about the same, then I'll get this one. I notices thet there are bolts on each side of the bar are those pivot poins, I how not as that would probably defeat the purpose of the bar....any body know the answers to these questions. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Well, the Vibrant ones is made of two pieces, which reduces structural integrity, and it seems a bit universal, whereas the GTSpec one is a one piece (I believe, I could be wrong) and it looks pretty good.
If I recall they're both 3 peices (two tower mounts and the bar, which I assume is what you meant by 2 peices), The only one I know of that is one is the AutoEXE one which would be the most ridgid one, but I'm not sure if it would really be worththe price tag as I'm not sure how much chassis flex the strut brace would actually inhibit. I was just wondering if there was a differance between the $70 vibrant 3 peices and the $170 GTSpec 3 peices strut bars.
well, from what I know in theory, as the car corners at high (or higher than normal) speeds the upper parts of the strut towers tend to "flex" from side to side, as the g-forces push on the car, I beleive the strut brace is to make them either move together, or to eliminate this movement all together, I'm not sure which is the case. The elimination (or control) of this movement, whatever the case may be, would make the car more agile as it glides around the corners, I'm not sure exactly on all the factual specs, but I know that is how they are supposed to work. If the differance is materails, you think that maybe vibrant uses inferior metals then? Which brace are you buying?
I am going to get the vibrant....i do autocross, so i am hoping for a little added handling. Maybe down the road the I will get the gtspec...but for now the vibrant. And down the road I can probably get most of what i spend on the vibrant back.
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... you could preload the suspension, though, which could be an added benifit.
Explain this please. Thank you.
Simply put, you adjust the bar so it is pushing outward on the strut towers to preload load them. The idea behind this is that it makes the suspension "push" back harder. My terminology isn't the best so I hope that helps, I'm trying to find something better on the subject.
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