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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Racing Dynamic Strut Brace Reply with quote

I purchased a Racing Dynamics strut brace from SFX Performance



The description says it suits my car, and I got an email confirmation from them just to be sure... then it turns up and doesn't fit - it's too short!

I'm not sure if it's a simple mistake of the one I received having incorrect plates at either end (I notice that one is shorter than the other), or something else - but it's a PITA.

The support guy at SFX is going to contact the manufacturer to see what the deal is...

Has anyone had any experience with Racing Dynamics before?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Racing Dynamic Strut Brace Reply with quote

pocketscience wrote:
I purchased a Racing Dynamics strut brace from SFX Performance



The description says it suits my car, and I got an email confirmation from them just to be sure... then it turns up and doesn't fit - it's too short!

I'm not sure if it's a simple mistake of the one I received having incorrect plates at either end (I notice that one is shorter than the other), or something else - but it's a PITA.

The support guy at SFX is going to contact the manufacturer to see what the deal is...

Has anyone had any experience with Racing Dynamics before?


Cheers,

I have one, but have not installed yet. Seemed to line up OK however. Mine is symmetrical on both ends as shown.




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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - thanks man! Mine is clearly screwed then... Hopefully they'll see this in the pics I sent them and send me over the correct plates.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did they send you two ends the same hand?

Are you sure this will fit on your 924 NA as I`ve measured the clearance above the TB at only 12mm (at the shaft nut) and that is in the hollow section of the hood? Couldn`t even fit a TPS there so personally am sus about a strut brace.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope those are cheap. With the strut assemblies mounted in rubber, you won't see any effect on handling.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RC wrote:
Did they send you two ends the same hand?

Are you sure this will fit on your 924 NA as I`ve measured the clearance above the TB at only 12mm (at the shaft nut) and that is in the hollow section of the hood? Couldn`t even fit a TPS there so personally am sus about a strut brace.

Roger


They are the same hand, but not identical.

I asked them 57 times to confirm that it would fit, so if it doesn't I'll be mighty pissed. I do see what you mean about the TB shaft nut... hmm...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to close this off... Racing Dynamics/SFX have offered a full refund on the strut brace, including shipping. They don't even want me to send back the brace!

They didnt explain further than that, but I guess they've realised that they're vehicle application notes are incorrect. The brace won't fit a NA 924.

Wonder how much I'll get for the scrap Al...

Back on the hunt for a brace now...

Gavin.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you not have some new end pieces made up by a welder?? or are the clearances wrong...?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't really tell the clearances without end-pieces... but my guess is that (per Roger) it won't clear the TB...

Cars away still so can't really play with it at the moment...
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