Front strut Bar

Patrick Anderson patrick.anderson1 at
Thu Dec 8 02:19:24 EST 2005

This bar is really easy to build yourself. I used the UrS strut collars as 
mentioned since they bolt right on. Then some square stock, a few holes in 
your custom length bar and you are all set. The only tough part is the brake 
reservoir gets in the way. So, I used some of the square stock to build 
spacer blocks to get the bar just a little higher. Worked out perfect. 
Clearance between the brake reservoir and the hood is really tight but 
works. My version is fixed just like the UrS. A must do mod IMO. Sorry, no 
camers so no pics right now.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Pierce" <cpcycle at>
To: "Dr. Adam Gratz" <dradamgratz at>; "200 list" 
<200q20v at>
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Front strut Bar

> Hi Dr. G.
> I would love to see pictures of the 2Bennett strut tower mount with the 
> URs 6 strut tower brackets. A friend and I are in the process of
> building a strut tower brace with those same style brackets for our cars. 
> I have never seen the 2Bennett brace. Also if you can could i get some 
> pictures of the coil over set up?
> And as Bernie asked what spring rates did they set you up with?
> Thanks
> Chuck Pierce
> 91 200tq avant
> Dr. Adam Gratz wrote:
>> A heads up in the realm of suspension mods:
>> Coughed up for the 2Bennett coil-over kit. Have had mixed experiences 
>> over the last 4 years with them.
>> The front strut bar is a real winner. This is a new design and uses stock 
>> steel Audi strut tower mounts from a ??? The bar is round Aluminum and 
>> very nicely cut with good adjustment points. Install was effortless (for 
>> a change). The rear coils were also easy and so far problem free, if not 
>> a little cheesy (carbon fiber "look" stickers) and poor quality powder 
>> coat on the springs. The front coil-overs are nice in the box. I'll 
>> update when I find a place to work other than the Hawaiian jungle floor 
>> (my new front yard).
>> Seeking thoughts and ideas:
>> I was prompted to buy this kit to RAISE my Avant as much as is realistic. 
>> The roads here on the Big Island are like living on a rally course. 
>> 2Bennett suggested I set the front Koni's t full stiff!! The rears are at 
>> 75%. The sale was made with the promise of a 2" increase in ride height.
>> What say you ?
>> Dr. G
>> 200 20V Avant (jungle racer)
>> 2000 Land Rover Disco II (Lava rock crusher)
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