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strut brace - pattern part?

 
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esky365  



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: strut brace - pattern part? Reply with quote

I have just been looking on e bay for a 924 strut brace with no joy. Is there another car that can provide a strut brace that will fit the 924?
It will give me more options perhaps!

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Rasta Monsta  



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, unless you install solid strut top mounts (or camber plates), the brace will have no effect. . .and maybe not even then.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure everything needs to be solid (top mounts and lower bushings) before a strut brace is needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, and like I said, maybe not even then. . .it might be that the unibody and crossmember aren't subject to that type of flex. I have seen a few track prepped 951s and never seen one with a strut brace.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be true, I've actually heard the 924/944/968 chassis is more prone to flex at the bottom of the shock tower structure (the area near the cross member).

Thus, this type of brace is more usefull:

http://www.rsbarn.com/968chassisbrace.html

Of course, it doesn't provide any bling factor when you open your hood.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an interesting part, but it seems that it would only prevent bushing deflection. I doubt the boxed aluminum x-member is compressing or stretching under cornering loads. . .
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