[200q20v] Re: Strut Brace

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Wed Jan 31 09:21:15 EST 2001


A correction on my first response below.  I forgot to mention that two
special strut nuts must be fabbed to accomodate the ball joint ends of the
strut.  These can be made by any machine shop.  Sorry about the oversite, it
must be a sign of a mild (?) case of oldtimers disease.


Another thought.  I have one 5K/200 'Benz Brace' for sale, that I could
remove before from my son's car goes to the crusher.  $50 complete, any


Apparently you have looked at Chris Miller's site for past discussion on
this subject.  My design is disclosed in full therein, FYI.  Your local
wrench could easily fab this brace for you, as no machine work is required,
just a tubing cutter.


> From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 22:36:40 -0500
> To: "Bernie Benz" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Strut Brace
> Bernie and other listers-
> What strut braces are available for our cars?
> IIRC, Chris Miller's site talks about the S4 strut brace not
> being particularly suitable due to brake reservoir clearance, but
> what options are there?
> The strut brace you designed- is there any source where one of these
> can be purchased/fabricated commercially? I don't have the tools or
> workspace to build my own brace.
> Taka

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