200 strut TOWER brace

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Fri Sep 28 21:17:01 PDT 2007

You can double the resulting benefit at less expense by going  
directly to a simple strut brace, forgeting the tower stuff.

On Sep 28, 2007, at 9:01 PM, jake falk wrote:

> Geraint,
> I've been thinking of this very same idea.  Except my name was a bit
> different...
> 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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