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IPd has theirs for 200... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>but how well do they work? is there another company out there that is cheaper.. or better???<p>i want some better steering response... thats pretty simple to install <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> i've heard its just a bolt on thing.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (GShyneDM)

I have the Volvo OEM one. As far as regular day driving, you probably won't notice a big difference, it's on the track that you will feel a difference. However, when you take a tight turn at a decent quick speed, you will feel the car is a little more responsive and the turn is sharper. There is also less sway. It's great for overtaking slower traffic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (mike_c70)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I have the Volvo OEM one. As far as regular day driving, you probably won't notice a big difference, it's on the track that you will feel a difference. However, when you take a tight turn at a decent quick speed, you will feel the car is a little more responsive and the turn is sharper. There is also less sway. It's great for overtaking slower traffic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>how does the volvo one look like? how hard was installation? and how much? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"><p>probably more than 200...
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (GShyneDM)

<IMG SRC="http://home.planet.nl/~dijkstra/images/850/strutrub.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Don't know what they cost over there.<br>~$70??
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (Johann)

Probably around $90-100, I think. I don't remember how much it was exactly but it's in that ballpark.
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (mike_c70)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Probably around $90-100, I think. I don't remember how much it was exactly but it's in that ballpark.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>hrmm wonder why ipd would be so expensive...<p>perhaps its better? it says... ALLOY STRUT BRACE.... is the volvo one heavier? less effective maybe? <p>i dont think it could be too much better except maybe its lighter....perhaps, otherwise.. for function, a strut brace is a strut brace, cant get stiffer or anything..
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (GShyneDM)

Dunno, paying for the advertising, polishing, etc? As far as I remember, the mounting brackets on the IPD one are stainless steel, wheras the OEM one is all aluminum. Maybe in the future (or when I win the $34M tonight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">) I might switch to the IPD one cuz it looks nicer cuz of the polished look. Performance-wise, it should be the same.
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (mike_c70)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Maybe in the future (or when I win the $34M tonight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>if you win.. remember your friends on the forum <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> heheheh<p>
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (GShyneDM)

not all strut braces are created equal. Omp is stiffer than the rest, it has one less joint and its steel.......
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (mrmandmman)

Yeah Abe Lincoln never said that his Proclaimation applied to strut braces, oh well. Lame joke, I know. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Braces.... Noticeable improvement on turns/handling? (GShyneDM)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>how does the volvo one look like? how hard was installation? and how much? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"><p>probably more than 200... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>This is a standard Volvo Strut from the UK<p><IMG SRC="http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/eba3d71a/bc/Car/new4.jpg?bc.YZ_9ASWSuoR0K" BORDER="0">
 
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