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So I will be welding up a strut tower bar for my wagon shortly. I've been doing some reading on preload and have been reading a lot of mixed answers. What are your thoughts on this? is it necessary, any benefits? I was just going to weld a solid bar and triangulate it to the fire wall while the car is on the ground.

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yah, theres too many conflicting views out there. I'm just going to put one on while its on the ground because its easier to take on and off. And then go drive it around and have fun and see if it even made a difference in the 510.

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I dont see it being super necessary. And how would you adjust how much preload you would put on it. How much is too much, how much is just right? I say, anything you can do to bridge your strut towers, and stiffen it up into the firewall, will greatly improve your body roll and cornering. I put an upper tie bar on my Jetta, and was amazed at how level it sat while cornering at higher speeds. I think you'll be pleased with any improvement in that area, and you WILL notice a difference.

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