Strut tower brace

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Tue Jan 10 19:36:04 EST 2006

> From: Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at>

>I think ours will be a ton stiffer than their aluminum bar.

Why don't you explicitly quantify your design objectives of this mod. for
the benefit of the list?

To me it appears to be primarily cosmetic.  I'm sure that you realize that
stiffness in not measured in tons, and you may even agree with me that, to
be effective such a brace must be at least an order of magnitude stiffer
than are the deflecting structures that you intend to stiffen.  IMO, yours
is not, because of the imposed end moments and the lack of concentricity of
your axially loaded column with the force axis.  You may wish to read up on
columns, their stiffness and failure modes in any handbook of engineering

> Chuck Pierce
> 91 200tq 20V Avant
> Nick Lawrence wrote:
>> Thanks for the pics, looks very nice.
>> Does your price of  $159 include the bolt on tower caps?
>> Nick   central Ohio.
>>>>> If there is enough interest, we could build a batch.
>>>> Thinking a group buy price of $159.00 with a regular price of $179.00.
>>>> Production to be done in january. the bar would be powder coated black.
>>>> I will better pictures over the weekend.
>>>> Merry Christmas
>>>> Chuck Pierce
>>>> 91 200tq Avant
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