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M3ti Compact
11-03-2004, 10:41 PM
Are strut tower braces with hinges better than those without? I always thought that the hinges would allow more flex than those without.

However, I noticed, most OEM braces have no hinges, while aftermarket, even custom built ones, all have them...

Which is better?

http://www.mirafiori.com/~courtney/128/tech/strut_brace_gen2_2.JPG

http://www.sthandi.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/yts/DSC00399.JPG

Mystikal
11-03-2004, 10:47 PM
No hinges, for obvious reasons (which you stated). The ones with hinges in racing applications are like that for quick removal in case of emergency repair, etc.

Here's my bar, I love it:

http://premium.uploadit.org/mystikal325/DSCN2803.jpg

thinair
11-03-2004, 11:22 PM
Hingeless is always the way to go if you can afford it.

BMW BMXer
11-04-2004, 12:47 AM
Hinges just seem counter productive to me.