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    Default Strut brace front and rear opinion and advise ep3

    On my EP3, I currently have eibach pro lowering springs, rear honda Jdm ARB, arb poly bushes and fast road set up done by TI motorsport, my questions are:

    Is it worth getting a decent front and rear strut brace / bar and if so after I potentially install both of these would it affect my FRST geometry or would I have to get it adjusted / checked after installation.

    Any thoughts / experiences welcome

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    I have a rear C Pillar J's racing brace and a stronger Alutec boot floor brace (replaces oem). Also have the JDM rarb and frsu. I had an Ultra Racing front upper Strut Brace that I have since sold.
    The braces haven't affected my frsu. The front one definitely helped to tighten the front end if you throw it into a tight bend. I think the rears help tighten things too, a little less noticeable but I don't corner like I'm on track as I'm 100% road use only.
    R#3- Cosmic Grey 06 plate Prem EP3
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    They sure look great, I had front and rear strut braces in my ep3.

    Sure they probably did make a small difference but nothing noticeable.

    Better ways to spend money unless you like some decent bling.

    Getting the rear one also means removal of plastics or cutting to fit.

    I was happy with plastics removed.

    Shouldn't need Geo set up

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    I bought spare c pillar plastics and drilled a hole in each for the brace to go through.
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    Cheers for the reply’s, I’m a bit undecided yet. Might start with getting a front strut bar 1st and see if I notice any difference, I was looking at getting the ultra racing one as it’s a solid bar. Glad To hear I shouldn’t need my FRSU / geo adjusting.

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    Definitely recommend the ultra racing one, as you said a solid bar and it fits straight between the strut towers.
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    I’ve ordered the ultra racing one, I will see what I think once fitted at the weekend hopefully.

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