Honda Civic 2001 / Acura RSX 2002 on strut braces are easy to install and improve handling by stiffening your chassis. Your chassis requires this stiffening when you increase your tire and/or wheel size or aggressively drive your car. The stiffer chassis improves steering, improves weight transfer and maximizes handling. Each strut brace is manufactured from forged aluminum, mandrel bent, and polished to a high luster to reduce internal stress and improve its look in your engine compartment. All fasteners are plated for corrosion resistance. Each mounting plate is manufactured from steel, precision machined, corrosion treated and powder coated with our FREEDOM DESIGN red finish for long life and excellent looks.