Mine is MY2009, fitted OEM strut brace and even wife noticed it immediately as the car was stiffer while climbing on sidewalk. You will also notice less understeer.That said, I think that a separate strut brace would still add stiffness, and also looks cool!
Not sure it matters that much. I had some around so I put them in just to make sure everything was centered and aligned.Added this as well on my '08 with regtor's instructions and part #s. There were no washers for the "screw with pin", but the one that was already installed on the car has one. Does that matter? Should I get washers for the three other "screw with pin" ?
cool! i just bought an oem strut tower bar for my 08 c70 from another forum member (he bought an fancier looking aftermarket one). look forward to a quick/easy install and noticeable handling improvement!I fixed the links to the pictures in my instructions above. Hopefully they are visible to everyone now.
Handling is definitively improved. I highly recommend this upgrade.
I sure hope you used some of that camo colored duck(t) tape so no one could see it!I did everything on mine to just over 20 ft-lbs and have kept an eye on them since installation last May (7 months ago). Everything is still nice and tight. The only issue (and very minor) has been the hose for the windshield washer fluid. I have to make sure it doesn't get pinched when closing the hood - it did once and leaked some fluid around a nearby coupler on the hose. I duct taped it to the hood so that it would not hit the bar but the tape has failed, so I'm considering other solutions. Not a big deal, I just need to make sure it doesn't get caught by the bar when closing the hood.