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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Home made strut braces Reply with quote

Has anyone bothered to make strut braces for there road car?
I see a few guys with very interesting build threads that would easily be up to this.
I’m just looking into it for front and rear. Whilst I know they’re not mega money to buy I just think they could be made for peanuts. I can’t see how the likes of a subaru carbon fibre sti brace couldn’t be easily adapted to fit by basically changing the plates at each end. Very easy bolt on job. I wouldn’t be looking at anything like a full x section type that runs across the frunk, from struts to plates welded in behind the headlights.
Alloy braces can be had very cheaply and made to fit with a bit of lateral thinking.

Or is this the type of thing that no one bothers with?
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No point on the rear. The top shock absorber mounting doesn't take any serious sideways loads as all of the suspension pickups are on the subframe. For the front the issue is that the stock battery is in the way to get a clear run between the towers. I will be having a go at doing something but haven't started yet.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't you already asked this question......or did I dream it?
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex I hope your only dreaming Sleepy Happy

Mistercorn I’ve only had a quick look at it but the easy way to go would be with 1 like a Subaru 1. It’s angled to go round the intercooler. My car is fitted with a massive battery which I’ll downsize in due time but the scooby style would be ideal.
 



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was on MisterCorn's C4 project thread you mentioned it.

Have you seen this:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/61-SUSPEN-Installing_a_Strut_Tower_Brace/61-SUSPEN-Installing_a_Strut_Tower_Brace.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They aren't expensive Ned. You may as well just buy some unless you really enjoy making things. Wink
Craig bought a pair for his. It's covered near the bottom of page 3 on his thread.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=118834&start=40
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll give it a read when I get a chance Alex.

Another thread to look at marky. Ah well, I suppose I’d better read the whole thing Floor
 
  
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Martin996RSR
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the amount of structure around the front strut mounts on a 996, putting a strut brace on the front would give about as much value as tits on a fish. The car's lack of rigidity comes from the area between the A and B pillars, and realistically, only a properly done cage will address that.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor A Norkfish. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, fishtitties. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin996RSR wrote:
Yup, fishtitties. Cool


Is that the technical term or is it a delicacy round your way Floor

So you reckon it’s not worth the hassle. Like most things, I’ve absolutely no need for it but I just like to be up to something.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's far simpler stuff you tank tinker with to improve handling like gearbox and engine mounts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They’re all on the list Alex Thumb
 
  
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