strut brace

Patrick Anderson patrick.anderson1 at
Tue Dec 13 01:52:12 EST 2005


I believe you will find that the dimension needed for the bar will vary 
slightly from car to car. These cars have been on the road for 15 years so 
each car probably has its own sag/flex that has worked it way into the body. 
Evidenced by the varying experiences people have on camber adjustability. 
The variation from car to car may be slight but enough that a mass produced 
bar would not work. I believe that is the reason the 2B  bar is designed 
with slotted mounting holes. Although I don't think that the slotted hole 
design is very good at all. The whole point of the bar is to prevent flex 
from tower to tower and I just don't think that clamping a bolt down on a 
slotted hole will have enough clamping to totally prevent the bar from 
moving slightly. I think the fixed hole idea is more sound. Drilling the 
holes in my "custom" bar, if you can really call it custom, was the toughest 
part of the project.

Anyway, when this topic came up and I replied with the BTDT somebody said 
they'd believe it when they saw it. Well, I finally got off my lazy bum and 
got to a digital camera. You'll see that the clearance between on the brake 
reservoir is REALLY tight. Screwing on my pressure bleeder is more difficult 
now but possible. And the bar just kisses the underside of the hood which I 
am not worried about. Links below.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andyschlueter" <andyschlueter at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 6:09 PM
Subject: strut brace

> Does anyone have the dimensions on the strut brace for our cars? mounting
> location, distance between,ect. If not, I think I will model it up in
> solidworks and make one that fits without any modifcation.
> Andy Schlueter
> '91 200tq20v Avant
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