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Old 11-03-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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Tower braces question

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?

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Old 11-03-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-04-2004, 12:22 AM   #3
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Hingeless is always the way to go if you can afford it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 01:47 AM   #4
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Hinges just seem counter productive to me.
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