I was surprised how my my firewall flexed. This definitely helps. Honestly I can't tell if I notice a difference in brake feel because I rarely drive the car. But it does not flex with this in. Install was simple and straight forward. It lines up perfectly where it should. I bought a similar brace for my rx7 and it didn't line up very well. I'm in the process of trying to modify it so the stopper will line up in parallel with the end of the MC like this one does.
I bought this in the hope of firming up the brake on my '05 Forester XT.
Pros - It does make a difference but it is most noticeable under hard braking. The brace is well built and looks really nice when installed. The install is relatively straight forward, even if you aren't a natural mechanic. I normally take 2-3 times as long as most folks when doing mods and this was no exception, leading to...
Cons - Under light to moderate braking, there is little difference in brake feel from stock. There are no printed instructions, just a link to Grimmspeed for a pdf file or youtube video. I was okay with that but the video does not provide very good angles during the install so it's good that the install isn't very complicated.
Overall, a good mod for the price and I'm happy with it.
Bought this to go with stainless braided brake lines, got the brace installed... I am very pleased with how it helps! When you are braking with this installed the pedal drops less and feels a lot more firm under hard braking. Haven't got the lines in, but I already love how this made my brakes feel.
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