I just finished installing an OMP strut tower brace on my 850. Whie I was filing the holes out to fit it (easy but very tedious), I started thinking about the effect that the brace might have on the "crashworthiness" of the front end. I almost don't want to ask this, but here goes-has anyone had any experience with a strut braced car with respect to a frontal or front offset crash? It occurs to me that putting this brace on the towers probably changes the way the front end moves/crushes/etc during a frontal or front offset crash, and I am wondering if those changes are better or worse than without a brace. Since Volvo makes their own strut brace for the 850/70 series cars, they may have actually crash tested a car with one of the braces on it. Anyone know?