AEM Heightens Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Control and Handling with Performance Strut Bar

AEM Performance Strut Bar, 29-0003, is designed to enhance the driving experience, yet fit as if it came installed on the Mazdaspeed3 from the factory
AEM Performance Strut Bar, 29-0003, is designed to enhance the driving experience, yet fit as if it came installed on the Mazdaspeed3 from the factory

Most car or truck enthusiasts picture a cold air intake system when they hear the name AEM. AEM Induction Systems has made great headway and built its reputation on cold air induction systems, but since 1987 Advanced Engine Management (AEM) has been in the business of improving performance. More power is only one aspect of the driving equation. Being able to properly control 263 horsepower in the turbocharged 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is crucial to solving the performance equation.

AEM Performance Strut Tower Brace for the Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is protected with a long-lasting powdercoat finish to ensure it maintains an attractive appearance
AEM Performance Strut Tower Brace for the Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is protected with a long-lasting powdercoat finish to ensure it maintains an attractive appearance

When a car equipped with a McPherson Strut suspension system, like the 2010-2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3, is being driven through a turn there is inherent flex in the strut towers and chassis. It’s not uncommon to experience as much as 1/8” of shift in the strut towers during hard cornering. This flex can result in unpredictable handling of the car. An effectively designed strut tower brace will transfer the load incurred by shifting weight between the two strut towers and reduce the effects of chassis flex.

Unfortunately, many of the aftermarket strut tower braces available have a hinged design and therefore offer little support to the strut towers. An effective strut tower brace, like those from AEM, must be rigid throughout its length. Additionally, many of the strut tower braces on the market could interfere with performance upgrades such as a cold air intake system. This is where AEM Induction Systems factors part number 29-0003 performance strut tower brace for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 into the equation.

AEM performance strut bars are an excellent bolt on solution to the issue of strut tower flex in the 2010-2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3. AEM performance strut tower braces are constructed using thin wall mild steel tubing for a good strength to weight ratio. They are built with a rigid design to effectively tie the two strut towers together. Best of all AEM designed the 29-0003 performance strut bar with an AEM cold air intake system in mind. AEM performance strut tower braces will not interfere with the AEM cold air intake system for the 2010-2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3.

The AEM performance strut bar, number 29-0003, is designed as a bolt on suspension upgrade for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 and reuses OEM mounting hardware. The 29-0003 performance strut bar will work with the factory intake system and is guaranteed to work with an AEM Cold Air Intake System. As with an AEM cold air intake system, AEM performance strut bars are designed to last for the life of your vehicle. Constructed in the U.S.A with high quality mild steel, and protected with a durable powdercoat finish, AEM warrants that its performance strut tower bars will last for the life of your vehicle.

AEM Performance Strut Tower Brace, number 29-0003, will enrich the driving experience of the following Mazda Mazdaspeed3 models:

2013 MAZDA MAZDASPEED3 2.3L L4 F/I – All
2012 MAZDA MAZDASPEED3 2.3L L4 F/I – All
2011 MAZDA MAZDASPEED3 2.3L L4 F/I – All
2010 MAZDA MAZDASPEED3 2.3L L4 F/I - All

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