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I've seen the Zele Ti strut bar and just came across this one by top secret but I'm not in the mood to pay +2k for a strut bar. Does

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've seen the Zele Ti strut bar and just came across this one by top secret but I'm not in the mood to pay +2k for a strut bar. Does anyone know if they will be making non titanium strut bars that are affordable? or is the stock one just very well engineered and the only point of changing it is for weight savings?

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I'd also like to see something better than stock and affordable come out. I haven't took mine off, so I'm sure how heavy it is. Probably not bad though. I could live with the stock one.
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The stock brace is very well engineered so you will not feel a difference between stock and an aftermarket brace. The OEM brace has the strongest design as it is triangulated and ties into the struts and the bulk head, the only place it leaves room for improvement is in the aesthetics department.
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The stock brace is very well engineered so you will not feel a difference between stock and an aftermarket brace. The OEM brace has the strongest design as it is triangulated and ties into the struts and the bulk head, the only place it leaves room for improvement is in the aesthetics department.
I'd agree that the stock brace is very well engineered and is relatively light compared to a full steel brace I had on a Mustang. The only way it is going to get lighter with similar performance is with expensive light weight metals like titanium. But because titanium is 60% heavier than aluminum (and twice as strong) it has to be precisely engineered to give any benefit at all. Most people are buying the after market strut bars are for the bling factor, I say just get your stock bar powdercoated and save the dough.
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The stock brace is very well engineered so you will not feel a difference between stock and an aftermarket brace. The OEM brace has the strongest design as it is triangulated and ties into the struts and the bulk head, the only place it leaves room for improvement is in the aesthetics department.
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that engine bay in the OP looks horrible.
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