Strut Braces, again!

patrick.anderson1 at patrick.anderson1 at
Tue Apr 24 14:23:57 EDT 2007

If you are going to use the UrS4/6 tower collars you can get away w/ a straight bar w/o any bends but it is very close to hitting the cap on the brake reservoir. The benefit with the straight bar is that you can fab it up really easy yourself. Although you won't have the jack bolt that others mention. But if you use a different method to get your camber in spec (slotting camber plates, IGOR, or other) not having the adjustable bolt is OK. I can send some pics of mine to anybody that would like them.

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Andrew Schlueter" <andyschlueter at> 

> Ya know, the v8's too have those strut tower braces. It is a t44 and 
> might be better suited for the 200's. 
> The tower supports look the same as the urs4/6, but have a round bar as 
> the brace. 
> Andrew W. Schlueter 
> '90 V8 MQuattro 
> '90 Jetta VR6TTQ 
> '87 4000cs 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: 200q20v-bounces at [mailto:200q20v-bounces at] 
> On Behalf Of Eric Huppert 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:07 PM 
> To: 200q20v 
> Subject: Strut Braces, again! 
> EK, 
> Tower brackets are off of UR s4/S6. Not sure on the bar, but it does 
> look 
> somewhat similar to the s6 bar 
> This type tower brace isn't going to correct weak towers (and 
> corresponding 
> camber issues), you need a "jack-bolt" on the bar that will spread 
> towers 
> back as needed. At one point in time Chuck Pierce (lister) had made a 
> batch 
> of the center bars, but don't believe he's made anymore. I had expressed 
> some interest (no funds at the time though), as had some others, but 
> guess 
> there wasn't enough takers to warrant making any more. 
> I'm probably going to get the tower brackets used and have a bar made. 
> Guess 
> I need to do it soon as new tires just replaced the snows and my toe 
> setting 
> is off a little bit due to previously replacing outer sway bar bushings 
> and 
> one control arm. 
> cheers, Eric 
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