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Fulla
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Strut Brace Recommendations Reply with quote

Hi All - Car is of to Centre of Gravity in August and I am thinking of getting them to install a strut brace.
Lot's of options I am sure but I would be interested to hear the forums opinions of which one I should go for.
The car won't be driven on track so consensus might be to save my ££ and spend elsewhere like a remap, which is the next on the list after the CofG visit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few thoughts here.

Still happy with my RUF for what it's worth.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this one. Nicely made, inexpensive, light, has made a difference

https://www.porscheshop.co.uk/porsche-964-993-carbon-fiber-strut-brace-fits-turbo-s-c4s-rs-gt2-1989-1998.html[/url]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having done all three (CG, remap, strut) I can tell you that by a million miles CG and remap have more impact than a strut brace.

The CG refresh was a night/day change for my car. Remap (Wayne Schofield) was great. Frankly I doubt anyone can really tell if there's a brace in place or not, unless they track it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobesetc wrote:
Having done all three (CG, remap, strut) I can tell you that by a million miles CG and remap have more impact than a strut brace.

The CG refresh was a night/day change for my car. Remap (Wayne Schofield) was great. Frankly I doubt anyone can really tell if there's a brace in place or not, unless they track it.


Hi T - Had CofG work their magic on the car about 7 years ago so it is in need of a new visit and I'll be back there on the 8th August.
Think you have answered what was in the back of my mind which is I won't notice the strut brace and should use the £ towards a visit to Wayne.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:28 pm    Post subject: Strut brace Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
I have this one. Nicely made, inexpensive, light, has made a difference

https://www.porscheshop.co.uk/porsche-964-993-carbon-fiber-strut-brace-fits-turbo-s-c4s-rs-gt2-1989-1998.html[/url]


Looks like the one I have on my Coupe.

Can't say I've noticed any real difference but I do like the appearance it gives the frunk!

Unless you have a Cab, Targa or track the car probably will not make a great deal of difference. If you can get one for not much money then do so would be my advice otherwise spend your dosh more wisely.

Might be worth asking at CoG what their opinion is?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Steve Wong one copy of the factory one I believe.
https://www.911chips.com/C2strut.htm
Any Mcpherson strut car will benefit but only if you are sensitive enough will you notice a difference.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
I have a Steve Wong one copy of the factory one I believe.
https://www.911chips.com/C2strut.htm
Any Mcpherson strut car will benefit but only if you are sensitive enough will you notice a difference.


Quite right! I fitted mine after I had the Ohlins fitted and I think it was the inherent stiffness of their design (oversized and internal top mounts) that exposed the weakness in the front of the car. The brace has made a massive difference to turn in at high speed. Its fine margins of course but you will note that all the rs spec cars have strut braces Bandit

It's also an easy DIY job.

Do that and the remap Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my strut brace from Gert at Carnewal.

It makes a difference to the initial turn in, removing the delay between turning the wheel and then waiting for the front to react.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So....ended up booking in to Wayne to work his mapping magic.
The only downside is that it is north of Manchester and I live in London...still at least the drive home will provide me with plenty of time to feel the difference!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I looked into the whole strut brace thing a while back. I decided that the RUF typed looked like the most effective, and the ones with the rose joints least so because of the inherent flex.

I ended up fitting this to my 993. As an aside not all 964 braces will fit 993's. This one was for a 964 and originally had 4 mounting holes. I had to cut it down to fit my 993.

It's very solid, does the job and fits under the carpet.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted this rather lovely Stuttgart Classica number..

https://www.stuttgart-classica.co.uk/new-parts/964/993-strut-brace
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

That is a very similar idea to mine from a construction point of view, but looks so much nicer!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

berni29 wrote:
..but looks so much nicer!

Yeah, but for the price, it should have come with a Free Weekend Away For Two.. Grin
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