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Author Subject: which is the best strut brace for the money?
chrissykapow

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E-tec? Eibach? Sparco?

or someone else? I'm looking into getting one. if anyone has any advice or is selling one that'd be of great help Smile thanks kindly in advance people

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 05:09
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OMP - Not sure if it is the best, but looks good and does the job.

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 05:09
chrissykapow

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cool i've heard of OMP.. roughly how much is one of these bad boy's gonna set someone back?

on that note, I'm gonna check the net and sites for that.

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 05:10
trackman

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Not very much... i have seen them for as little as 40 in places.

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 05:36
chrissykapow

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now that is tempting... any ideas where?

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 05:38
trackman

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A lot of the time they are on forums, sometimes on flea bay, it just a case of keeping your eyes open for a barging. My one cost me 20 Wink

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 05:41
roman

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I arranged a group buy a long time ago for these from a company that sell on e-bay and have a website, Strutbracer.

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 06:19
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Post #8
Dont bother with etec they r all looks and very little improvement.u can actualy fley them yourself by hand.so they dont stand much chance with suspension forces pushing against them.get a good steel one.omp,sparce kd raceing etc and dont forget u will need longer locating bolts
Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 12:44
roman

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^^ Not if you fit them properly. Roll eyes

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 15:10
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^^ Not if you fit them properly. Roll eyes


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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 15:40
effone

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i've got an OMP brace on my rallye - went on with no problems, all bolt holes lining up perfectly...

purchased via strutbracer via ebay, didn't have any problems with them...

currently for sale on ebay at 63 delivered...

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ian b

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 16:23
roman

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Confused Pourquoi?


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dont forget u will need longer locating bolts


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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 17:52
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I have used strutbracer in the past. Good service, speedy delivery.

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 22:40
mark-vts

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Post #14
ive used them too... the omp brace i had was well made but painted quite poorly.

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Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 22:48
mr swampy s16

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Post #15
Standerd bolts will fit and feel secure but r only a thread or so in to the mount itself.this isnt enough.
Posted 11th Oct 2007 at 23:34
wicker man

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ive got a omp one cost 45
Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 02:20
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You can get a full set of OMP upper and lower front strut braces on flea-bay for 74.99 the set. I want a chrome one though. Struggling to find one!!

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 02:24
chrissykapow

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Post #18
thats pretty cool Smile are these strut braces purely cosmetic, or do they actually truthfully improve handling at all?


whichever way... i'd love a chrome or a blue OMP strut brace... even if i have to spray it blue myself Razz

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 03:52
steve gti6

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Yeh they tighten up the front end a bit. But more noticable if you have the brace on the car for a while then take it off! You'll be aching to get the brace back on!!
Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 04:00
mattg4321

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main difference ive noticed with mine is its sorted a few minor dash noises! also if you drive over a cattle grid without one then your steering wheel vibrates like your missus' favourite toy but put a strut brace on and it barely moves

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 04:32
chrissykapow

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right Big grin all the more reasons for me to buy one..... i keep checking the "parts for sale" section but does anyone know a direct link where I can get an OMP brace fairly cheaply with everything I need? just calling on people's experience here. Smile thanks for everyone's advice though, mucho's appreciatedmo

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 04:34
gld

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I got an OMP one from strutbracer on eBay for 60 a couple of months back. I also got a free cap because delivery was over 2 weeks as it had to come from Italy which was nice. Excellent fit. I definatly think I notice a difference with it on. I would also recommend a set of strut brace bolts from Swampy. Thumbs up

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 04:37
steve gti6

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Post #23
NOT omp, but strutbrace on ebay 40 delivered.
Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 04:36
joshgti6

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Post #24
Had an e-tech on my 6. Havnt tried the OMP so cant compare them but looked good IMO

Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 04:59
mr swampy s16

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Post #25
Etech looks good but is more for show.as said before get a steel one from omp or the like.they will stiffen it up far more.be careful with lower braces as most of them knock the sump which is never a good thing.and as said i can provide the correct length bolts
Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 14:30

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