Strut Braces, again!
b.benz at charter.net
Tue Apr 24 16:56:34 EDT 2007
The theoretical, technical advantage of a straight bar vs. a kinky
bar of the same cross section is that it is orders of magnitude
stiffer than is the latter. But with the poor stiffness of the tower
collar attachment pieces and fasteners, plus the related torques
applied to the bar, the straight bar advantage is lost anyway.
On Apr 24, 2007, at 11:23 AM, patrick.anderson1 at comcast.net wrote:
> 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 4techwork.com>
>> 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 audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-
>> bounces at audifans.com]
>> On Behalf Of Eric Huppert
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:07 PM
>> To: 200q20v
>> Subject: Strut Braces, again!
>> Tower brackets are off of UR s4/S6. Not sure on the bar, but it does
>> somewhat similar to the s6 bar
>> This type tower brace isn't going to correct weak towers (and
>> camber issues), you need a "jack-bolt" on the bar that will spread
>> back as needed. At one point in time Chuck Pierce (lister) had made a
>> of the center bars, but don't believe he's made anymore. I had
>> some interest (no funds at the time though), as had some others, but
>> there wasn't enough takers to warrant making any more.
>> I'm probably going to get the tower brackets used and have a bar
>> I need to do it soon as new tires just replaced the snows and my toe
>> is off a little bit due to previously replacing outer sway bar
>> one control arm.
>> cheers, Eric
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