Chucks' Strut Tower Bar vs. Bernie's Bar

Eric Huppert dragracer at
Sun Dec 31 10:24:21 EST 2006

Gentlemen and scholars/lovers of Audis,

Have had quite a few type 44's, at present I own two 200 20v's, two other
10V's belonging to my sons. Have been researching both designs (Chuck and
Bernie). I have a extensive automotive background (with over 25 yrs of
experience) blah, blah, blah...

I'm of the opinion that I would want to reinforce/push back towers first. My
car is a commuter, (well, now retired, how about daily driver) more
concerned with alignment than track use at this point in time.

Definitely see the advantages to Bernie's Bar though. I personally wouldn't
advocate putting the stress (needed to get towers back in shape) on the
struts and bearings, but could definitely see pro's for stiffening/tieing
the struts together...

So, with that said... What's the possibility of incorporating both designs
into one bar? Could the towers be "put back into place" with the "Chuck"
type bar, than a second set of smaller preloadable/adjustable strut supports
run to the heavier cross bar to firm up strut deflection? Understand it
wouldn't create lateral opposing forces between the two struts, but would
anchor them fairly well.

Just a thought?

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