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R-bumper, high speed stability

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I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on increasing the highspeed stability of an 854. If you'd experienced Combat Salmon Fishing on the Kenai Penninsula, you'd understand the need (and would refrain from flames about driving too fast, lol).

What I notice on my 854t is that at speeds over say 110mph, the front feels light, as though the factory bumper/spoiler isn't creating sufficient downforce. It's not *even* fun above 130. Would an R-bumper make any difference? Are there other methods of making the car stick better? I've thought of something for under the car to clean up the air going beneath it, but just dunno. What about toe settings on the front wheels? Suggestions?

tia folks!
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Do you have a strut tie bar? I know what you mean about the disconnected feel of the front end in high speed sweepers. The strut tie bar made a huge difference on my 854 R. Way more road feel. It feels more planted. I'm not sure how light yours feels since its not an R but the 185 I spent for the bar was worth it.

Rich S
97 850R
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