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Strut bar? Rear sway bar?

What's up guys have any of you had a strut bar or rear sway bar installed on the 2.2's? If you have did you see any improvements other than the visual part? Thanks guys

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I've got a dc sports strut bar, it help a bit, keeping the steering a bit tighter on turns.

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I have an mrz front strut bar and an eibach rear sway bar as well as a bwoody rear tie bar. I noticed a decent amount of difference, but I ended up removing the strut bar and concentrated on stiffening up my rear end to compensate for understeer

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The strut tower bar doesn't do anything. The two strut towers are already connected by the firewall. On something like most BMW's where the strut towers are out in the middle of the engine bay a brace would do something.

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As has been said, strut bars are just a visual upgrade, and don't have any effect. Get a rear sway bar instead and get one from Powell. They make a big difference in making the car understeer less.

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Hmmm well Here's another question the only strut bars ive seen for cobalts are the one bar design, I would prefer the dual bar design, but I haven't been able to find them, does anybody have that one

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I'll have to look them up sweet thanks

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I would agree on looks. Far as cornering goes, you would notice a bit of stability improvement if you had all your suspension components upgraded.

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There isn't an improvement, Powell doesn't make one because their just for looks. They really do nothing.

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