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Wouldn’t the load path be from the axle to the a-arm mounts, with any multiplication factoring coming from the distance the axle is relative to the a-arm pick up points? The strut towers are for shock absorption mounting and some small lateral deflections.
Side note, I have the x brace aluminum mounted, and while driving in the rain the windshield gasket woul weep, took it out and dry as a bone. Putting it back in now that the fuse panel update is finished, will go slip sliding in the rain to test.
Moving stiffness around means forces are focused in a way that the factory never engineered for.
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