Chucks' Strut Tower Bar vs. Bernie's Bar

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at
Sun Dec 31 13:02:25 EST 2006


So you must be a mediator in real life........Right?


Eric Huppert wrote:

>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?
>New Years resolution is thicker skin, so bring it on!  :o)
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