Strut Tower Brace Design Revisited

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at
Mon Feb 28 17:48:26 EST 2005

That "intruder" looks like an alarm siren.

Phil and Judy Rose wrote:

> At 4:44 PM -0500 2/28/05, Sean wrote:
>> 4.  It would seem important to note that the close-up pic of my car's 
>> stress fracture shows that after the fracture, the two edges of 
>> fractured metal do not remain aligned.  Rather, the left or outbound 
>> side (as one looks under the hood at the fracture) is about 1/8 inch 
>> higher than the right side.  In other words, it looks as if someone 
>> grabbed the sheet metal on left side of fracture and pulled it up 
>> (though nobody did so).
> Ouch! I've never seen one quite so bad (i.e., split and offset like 
> that). I'd suspect collision damage somewhere in her past. Or 
> super-firm strut inserts? BTW, what the heck is that strange, black 
> truncated cone-shaped "intruder" that's sitting just in front of the 
> firewall?
> Phil

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