lowering springs and strut brace will help a ton with cornering but they wont help much with seat comfort. i should be getting my Clazzios in the next week, they offer a lil extra padding.
FYI:Ok.. cool... I will look into getting the rear sway and front brace... which place sells them the cheapest? anyone know? I looked at trdsparks and they have them marked down pretty good. but if I am going to do all these mods a little here and there saved will add up. I found this place a bit cheaper SCION ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE has anyone shopped here before? any problems?
thanks for the replies...
FYI -- Front tower strut brace won't do a thing for your ride comfort or body sway. However, if you engage in quick turns, it will improve steering stability.Ok.. cool... I will look into getting the rear sway and front brace...
Specifically why the front tower strut brace?rear sway, first thing without question.
lowering springs, strut brace, and you can even go as far as to get the under brace from tanabe too, but it doesnt do much.
Thanks for reinforcing that ! Yes, the brace looks cool, but the thread question is what provides a better ride, and I'm unable to consider the brace a contributor unless the owner is carving canyons or such, though even if so, that's not really the same as 'ride".On the (upper) strut brace:
The strut brace is significantly only in limiting chassis flex in cornering. Thus, the front geometry is better maintained while the suspension is underload in a corner driven aggressively.
I was surprised at the change when I got one almost free from a Halloween show (for best costume . . . ). That difference was when driving hard on a mountain twisty.
On "normal" roads and "normal" driving, a strut brace doesn't do much except look cool-> the loads aren't high enough.
IMO the stock rear springs are harsh on bumps. I swapped all the springs to Tanabe 210 which lowered the car slightly, improved the cornering and took some of the harshness out of the ride especially in the rear. Most of the time I'm driving solo and I feel the NF 210 springs are a good compromise. Also get the TRD rear sway bar, it helps fight body lean in the corners.which mods i could add to make it corner better and offer a more comfortable ride at the same time?