it's mostly feedback/road feel... the entire chassis can act as a "spring", and depending on the car you will get more, or less feedback from the steering, so when you are close to the limit of traction it will be difficult to tell when you are at that limit. The bar stops some of the flex, and the point where the traction limit is reached is more predictable. . Nice on a track, especially with an older car.I am a bit confused. What deficiency does this fix? There seem to be so many other areas that need improvement.
Coming from a WRX, I miss the high precision and nimble feel. I know that the Outback will never be a WRX but anything that nudges the suspension towards crisper handling would be appreciated for me as long as it didn't sacrifice ground clearance etc. I don't think it will objectively improve "performance" but for me, the feeling of precision makes driving much more enjoyable and if these inexpensive bars do that, then it would make my ownership experience that much better.I am a bit confused. What deficiency does this fix? There seem to be so many other areas that need improvement.
This is what I’m trying to achieve, better or the best on-road performance . I currently have the SSD strut brace and a 20mm RSB. I’ve had those both in for 10k on so(have 46k on the car). I’m to the point where I’m considering RSR springs which will sacrifice an inch of ground clearance for a sportier/firmer ride or staying at stock height and awaiting the shocks to wear out and replace with bilsteins. I’m still on OEM tires(2nd set) so maybe a better pair would really improve the overall handling but not sure I buy into tires making a world of difference.I want to push it towards better on-road handling while maintaining all-weather capability and ability to handle potholes and deteriorating roads such with grace.
Hi @muraaby just checking if your STI front strut brace is still available and if it's compatible with the 2016 Outback. Please DM the details and what your asking for. I was considering the Nameless brand but will consider oem.Let me know if anyone is interested in purchasing an oem Sti front strut brace. I had one shipped from Japan when I picked out my 2017 outback. I'm trading it in next week for a 2020 xt so I'll be taking it off the car.
Late to the convo, but ooooooh man can tires make a world of difference.not sure I buy into tires making a world of difference.
In my 2020 Outback it made the steering more precise but it's not like a night and day difference the way different tires can make. I would do it again with the Nameless brace.Late to the convo, but ooooooh man can tires make a world of difference.
When I swap from my summers (Pilot Super Sports) to my winters, I practically have to re-learn how to corner. It's THAT big a difference.
I'll never cheap out on tires again.
Anyone actually notice a difference in handling with the Strut Tower Brace installed? I'm inclined to do it because I'm used to such a tighter ride and anything will help...