[200q20v] Re: [audi20v] Strut braces, here we go again!

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Thu Feb 1 12:19:43 EST 2001

In a message dated Thu, 1 Feb 2001 11:38:24 AM Eastern Standard Time, Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net> writes:

<< Here is maybe a more constructive thought.  I believe that Audi's decision
to add tower braces to their later cars must have been economic.  It must
have been cheaper to add the tower brace than to beef up the tower to a
comperable stiffness.  If so, without the factory tower brace the towers in
these cars would flap in the breeze.  But my original point stands, stiff
towers are less that half of an optimum solution.


The V8q shock towers are beefier than the 200q20v, some added bracing, etc. welded in, plus they added the brace.

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