200 strut TOWER brace

jake falk nullassult at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 21:01:12 PDT 2007

I've been thinking of this very same idea.  Except my name was a bit
I haven't moved much past thinking about it though.
I think it would need a custom strut tower top and wouldn't be able to use
the stock s4/6 piece.
My web hasn't cracked yet but the paint has chipped from the fatigue.  I
will be doing something soon...

On 9/28/07, Geraint Lloyd <geraintlloyd_qc at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> 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"
> showdown?
> 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?
> Geraint
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Jake Falk

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