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phillipm

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Post #51
There always have been, they were from the first batch Razz
There's about 15 out in the wild IIRC (well, maybe 14 and one boomerang-shaped one....Ninja)

Only 1 of the new style ones though and that's on my car Wink Smile

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:48
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Post #52
when is my nice red one coming!!!

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 23:31
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Post #53
Can I have one too?

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Posted 4th Jun 2009 at 01:06
vts_tibi

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Post #54
As Phil is on the edge of the lower braces I won't bother him, but I have a friend who is specialised in suspension products - like anti roll bars for older cars which doesn't have rear bars, especially when they are raced; and he does strut braces for the Xsaras too. There was no brace available for the ph.2 before, as with OMP you can't use the bonnet prop as it fools on the brace.

He also does a brace fore the ph.1 Xsara, which is only the copy of the OMP by now - but he isn't happy with the design as "it could have been a lot better" so he'll make his own shaped soon.

It uses a lot more solid material, and the finish is better than the on OMPs, additionally you can order it in just about any colour from the RAL scale!

I have a brace on my ph.2 and also on the VTS and they make huge improvement! Cornering speed is improved, and the oversteer is reduced.

So, if there's interest I can persuade him to make one for the 306 GTI-6 / Rallye!

At the first step it can be the copy of the OMP, or if he can find a 6 locally he would just design one. (but finding a 6 could be an issue here...)

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Posted 4th Jun 2009 at 01:52
mr swampy s16

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Post #55
Need lower brace!
And wavy discs!
Come on phil!
Posted 4th Jun 2009 at 02:05
phillipm

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Post #56
vts_tibi wrote:

So, if there's interest I can persuade him to make one for the 306


Go for it, I've given up on a top brace as ever since the appearance of the cheap ones on ebay I can't even make them for what they are selling them for, bah.

Don't make a copy of the OMP lower one though LOL

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Posted 4th Jun 2009 at 02:11
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Post #57
well we won't as they don't fit right - foul the sump, ain't?


to be honest... copying is not the kind of thing he wants to do, but as he can't find a GTI-6 locally there won't be any other opportunity!

same with the VTS really! This kind of things would need a car for a couple of days. Measure, measure, fabricate the prototype, measure, change... fabricate etc...

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Posted 4th Jun 2009 at 02:27
byfx

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Post #58
Hello guys, finally I got here...
Thank you vts_tibi offering me here, I would need a volunteer who could test/try/measure for me and give his/her hand for making the BEST strut brace for pugs as well. ( I already developed one w/CXOC guys for Xsara ph2, which is not available elsewhere on the Planet). We would be in touch directly. I do not want to evaluate mine, check it on
http://www.cxoc.net/index.php?topic=1259.420
read through...

the prize is a free strut brace in requested color

anyone?

cheers
Posted 25th Nov 2009 at 01:44
phil19gti

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Post #59
roman wrote:
Fitting is easy:

Jack up car and support both sides.
Unbolt struts.
Place strutbrace in place.
Line up holes carefully, you may need to adjust nut to get them all to line up.
Carefully bolt the brace in postion. (It is quite easy to strip the threads, so don't over tighten)
Turn nut so you are trying to push the struts away from each other, don't go mad.
Lock the nuts in place.
Lower the car back down and enjoy.


Does the car have to be jacked up when fitting?

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Posted 25th Nov 2009 at 21:29
byfx

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phil19gti wrote:

Does the car have to be jacked up when fitting?

mine's not!

I'm walking on my way like mr Johnnie Walker

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Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 02:16
mr swampy s16

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Post #61
Phil, no fit it and your new bolts with the wheels on firm level ground
i supply longer bolts in 12.9 grade
Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 02:26
byfx

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oops seems it was addresed to other, sorry
i'm a newbie or what...
Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 02:32
phil19gti

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Post #63
mr swampy s16 wrote:
Phil, no fit it and your new bolts with the wheels on firm level ground
i supply longer bolts in 12.9 grade


Did you get my money for the bolts mate?

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Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 14:07
mr swampy s16

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Yes chap and popped them in the post
Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 15:35
phil19gti

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mr swampy s16 wrote:
Yes chap and popped them in the post


Nice one, thanks.

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Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 15:39
vts_tibi

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Post #66
byfx wrote:
oops seems it was addresed to other, sorry
i'm a newbie or what...


Hey Csaba, how is it going? Big grin

Guys, you should take this guy seriously, as his strut brace is just awsome!
As I said before, it makes the OMP look like a toy!

And it not only looks better, but it stiffens the front more than with the OMP.


I have his braces on my two Xsaras (ph.1 and ph.2) and the difference is incredible!


And the free brace offer is real... Just ask me, I've got two braces from free as I helped him LOL Whistle

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Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 18:28
ballys16

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Post #67
byfx wrote:
Hello guys, finally I got here...
Thank you vts_tibi offering me here, I would need a volunteer who could test/try/measure for me and give his/her hand for making the BEST strut brace for pugs as well. ( I already developed one w/CXOC guys for Xsara ph2, which is not available elsewhere on the Planet). We would be in touch directly. I do not want to evaluate mine, check it on
http://www.cxoc.net/index.php?topic=1259.420
read through...

the prize is a free strut brace in requested color

anyone?

cheers


Do hungarian S16s / GTi's count in on this?
Ninja

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Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 20:07
vts_tibi

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ballys16 wrote:
byfx wrote:
Hello guys, finally I got here...
Thank you vts_tibi offering me here, I would need a volunteer who could test/try/measure for me and give his/her hand for making the BEST strut brace for pugs as well. ( I already developed one w/CXOC guys for Xsara ph2, which is not available elsewhere on the Planet). We would be in touch directly. I do not want to evaluate mine, check it on
http://www.cxoc.net/index.php?topic=1259.420
read through...

the prize is a free strut brace in requested color

anyone?

cheers


Do hungarian S16s / GTi's count in on this?
Ninja



geeeez... an other Hungarian Big grin


never knew there were other sad Hungarian barstols here LOL

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Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 20:15
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vts_tibi wrote:
ballys16 wrote:
byfx wrote:
Hello guys, finally I got here...
Thank you vts_tibi offering me here, I would need a volunteer who could test/try/measure for me and give his/her hand for making the BEST strut brace for pugs as well. ( I already developed one w/CXOC guys for Xsara ph2, which is not available elsewhere on the Planet). We would be in touch directly. I do not want to evaluate mine, check it on
http://www.cxoc.net/index.php?topic=1259.420
read through...

the prize is a free strut brace in requested color

anyone?

cheers


Do hungarian S16s / GTi's count in on this?
Ninja



geeeez... an other Hungarian Big grin


never knew there were other sad Hungarian barstols here LOL


Wanderers of the World... even if it's virtual Roll eyes

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Posted 26th Nov 2009 at 20:24
byfx

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vts_tibi wrote:

Hey Csaba, how is it going? Big grin
...

just cruisin' around the PSA barn Cool
Posted 27th Nov 2009 at 00:22
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ballys16 wrote:

Wanderers of the World... even if it's virtual Roll eyes


hm. Godollo? university student hostel 'C' and police-rounds with my RWD car at 3am, my memory still clear about it Love
Posted 27th Nov 2009 at 00:29
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Post #72
byfx wrote:
ballys16 wrote:

Wanderers of the World... even if it's virtual Roll eyes


hm. Godollo? university student hostel 'C' and police-rounds with my RWD car at 3am, my memory still clear about it Love


Hahaha, these memories sound like the ones that can be made public Wink

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Posted 28th Nov 2009 at 14:31
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Post #73
ballys16 wrote:

...
Do hungarian S16s / GTi's count in on this?
Ninja


take a chance
(and you are much closer LOL )
write me!
byfx@yahoo.com

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Posted 8th Dec 2009 at 01:43
vts_gav

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Post #74
Bit of a bump (years), I still have my vts with my custom made to brace from the nice gent above.
Did you ever make any lower braces for the vts/gti6 in the end?
Posted 21st Jan 2020 at 21:33
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Yeah Philipm made a few a few years ago
You could put a post up or just keep your eyes open Shifty

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