2019 Highlander Limited
Cammer, IT IS a strut bar brace (you can call your dealer parts dept for confirmation!) If you or any of your friends can bend this piece of "sheet metal" over your knee there is money to made and I'll give big odds. The part was "designed" in (not unlike the rear strut brace on the SE) Longitudinal and torsional stiffnes is probably equal to any aftermarket part available (according to a friend who has seen the OE brace on my car and is a degreed structional engineer). As with many performance "bolt ons", the effect or result is often very subjective. Seat of pants feel, real or percieved, is a very effective marketing tool. And I'm as addicted to performance mods as the next guy, and have spent a wad of dough over the years making cars handle better and go faster. Man, wish I had half of that money back.That is on all Gen 6 Camrys but its not considered a strut bar brace. Its just a flimsy piece of sheet metal thats used to support the plastic cowl panel grille. It does function somewhat as a stiffening brace but how much do you think it will help if you can bend it over your knee? All I have to say is that there is a noticeable difference in the front end of my car after I put my bar on. On my drive to work I have to take some pretty crappy city streets and this is where I can really tell the difference.