"The Petty's Garage strut bar is engineered to reduce this strut tower flex by tying the two strut towers together transmitting the load of each strut tower during cornering via tension and compression of the tower brace. This transfer of forces shares the load between both towers and reduces chassis flex. Improve handling with the Petty's Garage Strut Tower Brace
Strut tower braces from Petty's Garage will improve handling and braking of your Dodge Charger or Challenger, and help to increase chassis rigidity all while adding a touch of style to your engine bay. This combination of class and function makes the Petty's Garage strut tower brace, sometimes referred to as a strut brace or strut tower bar, a premier cost effective performance suspension upgrade. This HEMI strut brace is built from a total of only 3.5 lbs of hand bent, TIG welded 4130 Chromoly steel and was designed by race seasoned fabricators under "The King's" supervision at Richard Petty's Garage in Level Cross, NC. NASCAR racing and performance inspired, this brace ties the opposing strut towers together to form a single unit thus minimizing tower flex during extreme braking and cornering.
The spring and shock absorbers of the LC and LX Chassis are combined into one suspension unit. This means that the entire vertical suspension load is transmitted to the top of its strut tower. Without the addition of a strut brace the inner wheel well is not directly connected to the main chassis rails. For this reason there is inherent flex within the strut towers relative to the chassis rails.
A Petty's Garage strut brace between the two strut towers will compliment your HEMI Challenger or Charger's suspension. Although strut tower flex is normal during turns, it reduces the response time for the shocks and springs to react to the driver input. This creates delayed response to driver input or a "" sloppy frontend"". The Petty's Garage LX and LC strut tower brace keeps the strut towers of your Challenger or Charger from flexing and decreases chassis twist improving steering input and feel.
Strut bars reduce body flex in the front end, and improve handling and drivability by tying in critical chassis points. Therefore it must be made from the highest quality materials available. The 4130 Chromoly .049 wall tubing in the Petty's Garage Challenger Strut Tower Brace was chosen based on the weight to strength requirements of Race inspired and Performance Challengers or Chargers. This raw material is hand bent and TIG-welded by race seasoned fabricators under the direction of "The King" who personally approved this performance LX and LC Strut Tower Brace. Do not be fooled by heavy braces. Many other strut bars on the market are poorly fabricated aluminum and could add up to 12 lbs to your Challenger! The strut tower bar by Petty's Garage weighs only 3.5 lbs and is stronger per pound than its competitors.