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strut tower braces... anybody use em???

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i've been playing around with my car... you know... sit for a few hours taking things off and messing with stuff...

 

and i noticed how easy it would be to put in a brace in the rear of my brat... tons of people at school and stuff use them and i've seen some pretty good results... i know the rear is a torsion bar suspension but would using a brace help to stiffen it up at all??? anybody done it???

 

the front is a harder one to deal with... with the spare tire sitting square in the middle of the strut towers... and no room to go overtop... i was thinking of just using that one when rallying or something along those lines and having the spare strapped down in the rear... because hey i don't want to be fumbling with a spare under the hood when i'm trying to meet a deadline...:rolleyes:

 

and for the rear... you wouldn't even be able to see it... it would be tucked really close to the jump seats...

 

thanks all...

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I am planning on whipping up a nice one for my '73 coupe.Other than dreaming I'm as curious as you are to see some gen I tower bracing.

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for the rear i was just planning on using a straight tube and squishing the ends then drilling a hole in either end... then connect it to the tops of the shock mounts...

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No point in bracing those rear points - they are only shock absorbers and dont take any sideways load.

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TA DA!

 

Since I have relocated the spare tire to the trunk it was easy enough to do this with some alloy tubing.

 

I was surprised to feel such a dramatic improvement to the handling. I would reccomend this mod for sure.

 

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