The rigidity of the chassis resists flexing far greater than other conventional unit-body construction. Adding a strut bar will increase weight and that's about it. Yes, on other cars there can be a twist problem, my 911 will twist when jacking up one side to the point the door won't close.Billy The Kid said:I have a front strutbar brace on my 91 TT and it made a MASSIVE differance. I don't see why you wouldn't feel a differance in the Ridgeline. Now I have to go out and pop the hood to see if I can make one.
EDIT: I would have but my truck is now under 3 inches of snow. Might go driving instead
I concur arteegee, I went from driving a couple inches off the ground in the most flexi Honda ever made to a nice view way up in the comfy cab of my very solid Ridgeline. Much Better.......now!arteegee said:Neither of those cars is anywhere near as stiff as the Ridgeline.
Strut bars do not get rid of body roll. Strut bars reduce the tendency for the unibody to flex under hard cornering by bracing between the top of the strut towers. Yes, there are anti-sway bars front and rear, 24.5mm and 22 mm respectively. The Ridgeline is the best handling truck I have ever driven. IMHO opinion, putting in larger bars might reduce body roll to a further extent at the cost of increasing the harshness of the ride.maybe i need to look under the truck at the suspension instead of the body, most vehicles are due to bodyroll which the strut bar gets rid of, does anyone know if there are friont and rear sway bars and the thickness of them?