200 strut TOWER brace

Geraint Lloyd geraintlloyd_qc at yahoo.ca
Fri Sep 28 08:24:01 PDT 2007

I know what yo are thinking

OMFG not again......................

have we not done this to death........?

Does he not know about the whole "Bernie Bar vs Chuck's Strut Tower Bar"

Well I have a specific need generated by less than traditional
circumstances, so please forgive me for opening up this "Ole Can O'Worms"

My 200 has had a bit of a smack at some point in its chequered history,
and the top of the RF strut tower had been moved in a bit. Some might
even say "quite a bit actually".
The beast is currently sitting on a frame machine with the top of the
tower about where it should be.
I was thinking that i should get a strut tower brace so that the top of
the tower has some encouragement to stay put.

to be honest, I like both ideas, but do not want to use a Bernie type
solution to try and correct / maintain the load of frame distortion.
I think that that would be unfair on the strut top assemblies.
Here in Montreal, Brady, with his 200 20v, an I had (one evening in the
pub) concocted a solution to build a pair of hybrid "Chernie or Buck
(sounded a bit rude at the time)" bars with 3 threaded adjusters to move
the towers and then the struts independently after that. we concluded
that that might help if one side had moved more than the other.
Both of us have cracked webs on the passenger side reinforcement piece
where the hole is.
I think that Mr Huppert may have been going the same way at one point.
Any news on that Eric?

the questions are therefore :
Looking at the Chuck Bar, which after all uses standard Audi Parts, is
the box tube chunky enough to to do what i want? or is it going to fold
like a giant banana.
Could someone send me a list of P/Ns for the brackets, and brake fluid
res for the chuck bar? the KB seems to be down at the moment and i can't
find the numbers in the archives

Has anyone found a chunky commercially available tower brace?

Anyone got any other cunning ideas?


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