@[email protected] - I'm curious - do you think this front strut brace is a good idea for a street car? All of my FWD experience (both on track and street) tells me that while the front should be *somewhat* stiff, you don't really want too much or you risk lifting a tire. Yes, turn-in response is increased but also tends to promote understeer. Better to stiffen the rear and tripod back there than lose a drive wheel.
The blurb on the site is pretty short, just looking for a more in-depth answer.
Thanks guys. Sure, of course the unibody cars flex - I get that. I would expect far more issues with the rear towers, though. The hatch is not exactly designed for stiffness. If you check out the front struts, they are nestled pretty neatly up to the firewall, creating something of a triangle. I'm sure the engineers did this on purpose as it greatly improves stock stiffness.
I agree that it will make the car "feel" more responsive. However I'm concerned that reducing compliance over rough roads (I live in Los Angeles) will actually harm traction. We have enough issues getting power down and dealing with the eTVC system...