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just installed a strut tower brace
Posted 03 April 2004 - 04:27 PM
Posted 03 April 2004 - 06:30 PM
Posted 03 April 2004 - 06:47 PM
and build a combination strut brace / intercooler mount
thats what i plan on doing
i was curious how much a a noticeable difference a brace added hmm
Posted 03 April 2004 - 06:49 PM
the intercooler hoses and piping are so short that there would be no room for the motor to flex under torque. tried that already.
Posted 03 April 2004 - 06:59 PM
well on a second suggestion
get some inch or inch and a half 1/8 inch wall tubing bent up to wrap around the front and back side of your intercooler
and weld it onto plates bolted to your towers
not as strong as going straight strut to strut but i don't think you would notice the differance ..
Posted 04 April 2004 - 12:17 PM
It seems like i'm keeping the front tires on the ground better which equals more control or less understeer.
I also notice that i have less steering wheel vibration.
Only bad thing I noticed was...Bumps are harder (especially bumps that load both front wheels at once) so it might be easier to brake or bend something.It's a trade off.
Rallyruss. I have heard of poeple welding an extra layer of metal to the strut tower walls for a more ridgid ride.I think this would work because I can see where my strut towers have flexed.
see pictures on this link
Posted 04 April 2004 - 02:46 PM
yeah ive been tinkering with strut braces from other cars. to find a "cheaper" route than subspeed's as i belive its well over a $100:eek: .
by the way: jason called and left you a V.M., im not working on monday if you want to meet up
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