strut brace

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Tue Dec 13 05:26:19 EST 2005

The V8 bar is a smaller tube with flats on each end that have slotted holes.

At 10:16 PM 12/12/2005 -0800, Patrick Anderson wrote:
>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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