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Also, ultraracing bars are on sale on maxaudio.com.my at 56 dlls a front or rear strutbar, however the shipping is around 60 dlls
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The Progress bar works much better on the full stiff setting. The outer setting is not much more than stock. Don't forget to upgrade the sway bar end links.
If you are going to get a tower brace, go with the one piece Autoexe bar. The Tanabe is ok but is a multi piece that still allows movement. The single piece bar just works better.
You'll get better turn in from the strut bar than the RSB also.
I think you will find there is a fine line between an autox/circuit car and canyon carver street car.
The Progress RSB works great & offers a substantial improvement in the softer setting. Had mine set that way for 1 1/2 years, with the stock end links, on my daily driver. Great handling, no problems. I think the stock end links are fine with stock springs or a mild drop, like my Racing Beat springs. If you go to a bigger drop, then the stronger end links would be advisable.

I just looked over everything yesterday, when mounting Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus tires. Have had these on my Acura TSX Wagon, replacing Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's. The Pirelli's have a much smoother ride, where the Michelins are harsh (and the new A/S 3+'s are even harsher), have great turn-in & grip. They out-performed the Michelin A/S 3+ in Tire Rack's testing & I understand why. My results match theirs. Here's a link to their test:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=216

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Hmmmmm.. based on the answers RSB is more favorable. Well maybe this would be my next mod.
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