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You can, but probably not in the way you're thinking. You can't just go out and buy a can of "red spray paint", unless you are prepared to re-paint the whole car in that color or you really don't care about the results. This is because your car isn't "red" (for example), it's "Sierra Red (L D3V)". However, if you go to a professional paint supply shop you ...
I would say it depends on the chassis. Since the GG chassis Impreza is relatively stiff to begin with, I'd say any effect would be near-placebo. Improvements would be in steering/cornering feel, rather than something that can be measured quantitatively, like better lap times. Also, they make a LOT of different braces for your particular car - not just the ...
From my experience with a number of Subarus (my current oldest one being an MY2000 Impreza turbo with PPP and 130,000 miles on the clock) I can state that a strut brace makes an amazing amount of difference to both my usage (definitely enthusiastic) and my wife's (normal commute plus kids to school etc) It stiffened the handling up significantly, makes ...
Consider going to a detailer. It's amazing how much they can do without actually painting anything.
I would say that anything that you can do on the street would be noticeably impacted by a strut tower brace, even during "enthusiastic commuting". The street is no place to be doing "nine tenths" or "ten tenths" driving, and even with spirited driving, on the street you are unlikely to have any noticeable impact. If you aren't running R compound tires, you ...
The correct answer will depend on the size of the truck. As long as you have not exceeded the load capacity of the chassis you should be fine. However the longer the springs are the compressed to their maximum deflection the less likely they are to return to their unloaded shape.
You should be able to buy colour-matched automotive spray paint for your car in most larger car-parts shops (in the UK, Halfords sell a wide range, and their larger stores can match considerably more from manufacturer's paint codes). However, as others have said, it can be very tricky to get a good match as your paint will have faded, and the new will be ...
Normal spray paint may likely chip off in a few days. Here's an instructable about painting your car with Rustoleum.
You can buy touch up paint that matches the paint color of your car. This can be used to fill in the nicks in the paint. Not sure if this would help with the scuffs, depends on how large and deep they are.
Man....I have just the opposite experience as above...Three cars of mine, have strut tower braces...An 02 Toy Avalon, 04 BMW 325ci and a 95 M3...All 3 braces were "hingeless". All 3 cars are unibody contstruction.... All 3 braces made a difference but not all the same. The Toyota Avalon (Solara) brace made the biggest difference. The M3 brace made the ...
Depends on the car I suppose. I've heard a lot of people raving about how much it helped, but my experience is different. I upgraded my stock front strut tower brace on the MR2 to the TRD model, installed the rear TRD brace, and also did an underbody brace at the same time. No difference detected at all. The car had around 140,000 miles at the time, with ...
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