Chucks' Strut Tower Bar

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Dec 29 17:33:40 EST 2006

IMO, you guys are out of your common sense to pursue this cosmetic design,
both cost and functionally ineffective. To each his own!


> From: Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at>
> Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 08:54:12 -0800
> To: alan cordeiro <alancordeiro at>
> Cc: 200q20v at
> Subject: Re: Chucks' Strut Tower Bar
> Alan here is what went out a bit earlier this month.
> Hopefully we should have the price fixed next week.
> Chuck
> Ok Guys
> Attached are a some pictures of the bar we made.
> It is made out of 1" thick wall tubing ( mild Steel).
> This is a case of severe over kill, but it will not ever flex when in
> the car.
> I have asked my friend to price out the material costs.
> The last round of bars was $159, but my friend that does the
> actual work felt that was a bit low in comparison to the other bar out
> there.
> So I am figuring they might end up at $189. I will try to keep the cost
> down as best I can.
> A bit pricey compared to 2B on their bar, but ours is much stronger and
> infinitely adjustable to differences in the distance between the strut
> towers.
> also when it comes time you will need to get the strut tower caps that
> this bar bolts on to.
> When we did the first set Chris Semple at Force 5 Automotive, 223 South
> Main St, Concord NH 03301, 603-223-6700,
> had some pulled off of crunched Urs 4's and 6's.
> When it comes time I will see if I can find a way to get a deal on new
> ones from Audi.
> May be tough my hook up moved to another job at the local dealer.
> 4A0 805 635            Retainer for connecting rod, left
> 4A0 805 636            Retainer for connecting rod, right
> This web page shows the tower caps and how to trim the passenger side one.
> On the 200 20v the drivers side will not need to be trimmed.
> This mod is for the 10v cars, I know I bought the parts and it did not
> work on the 20v.
> That is why we built the killer bar.
> A friend of mine was able to push his towers out to correct his
> alignment. (See Ted Fishers comments in first message)
> I would like to think that it will work for everyone, but I do not want
> to nor can I guarantee that will happen for some one else.
> I hate to promise something I cannot control.
> For those that have lowered their cars, We also built a jig to do the
> Igor mod to the top spring plates.
> This mod moves the plate outward by 4mm. That can also help with
> alignment problems.
> It is well documented that lowering these beasts makes it tough to not
> have a ton of negative camber.
> That is just the design of the front suspension.
> I will try to group emails so I do not forget to tell someone something.
> I guess that is enough .
> I will try to keep everyone informed
> Chuck Pierce
> alan cordeiro wrote:
>> Is there an approximate price? I ddi not see one in the
>> discussion so far, thanks,
>> Alan

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