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Chris, see post 7. Thumbs up

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 15:20
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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 16:20
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cheers for that Roman Thumbs up

I might just purchase one. Do they only come in Red and do they come complete with necessary bolts to fit them? or will i need to get those from Swampy?

also... are they easy enough to fit and what's involved?


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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 17:11
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They only come in red and don't come with any bolts. The standard bolts are more than adequate (I have had mine fitted for over 12 months, with no problems on stanard bolts), but if you want to then you can get the longer bolts from Swampy.

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.

As I said before they are cheaper from their website than from their e-bay site. Crazy

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 17:45
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Post #30
The bolts and washers dont come with it and are optinal.though personaly id rather have the bolt all the way in to the mount securly than just gripping it by a thread or so
Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 18:02
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/\/\/\ definatly Wink

for the sake of £4 odd, it's worth having these bolts for that extra security and peice of mind Thumbs up. I fited mine in 15 mins. Great fun when fitted Cool

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Posted 12th Oct 2007 at 20:30
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Posted 14th Oct 2007 at 08:27
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Posted 14th Oct 2007 at 14:21
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Post #35
your one looks identical to an omp one welly? (except for the fact its polished!)

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Posted 14th Oct 2007 at 16:29
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Fitted my top strut brace yesterday.. seems a bit stiffer, but ive not adjusted it properly yet, waiting till the weekend when i fit the lower brace as well..


and help on fitting the lower brace? as i had a quick look earlier, and i cant seem to see where it goes Confused

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 18:17
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They bolt to the ends of the wishbones on the subframe. Is it an OMP one?

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 18:18
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It goes here:

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 18:23
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The attachment on that brace looks a bit pants tbh. Does that not just put a twisting force on the bar?

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 18:47
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On mine?

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 18:55
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Didn't know it was yours. Yeah I'm just curious as to the way it terminates in an offset flat peice of steel where the bolt goes through. The forces look like they would be transfered down one side of the bar hence a twisting or bending motion? I'm not trying to bash it Laugh

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:04
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It has to clear the lip on the bottom of the subrame so you have to come out like that from the bar.

That flat piece of steel is a 5mm thick chunk though so it's not going to be twisting far LOL

I'll put good money on it it being at least 4 times stiffer than any other brace on the market Razz

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:06
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Post #43
Laugh

Fair enough, can't see the thickness in that pic, looks just like the rest of the bar at 2ish mm? I imagine ideally the attachement should be as close to possible in line with the brace itself?

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:13
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Ideally yes, but unless you want to chop and reweld the subframe up...LOL

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:13
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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:16
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Almost as quick as your replies?! Whistle

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:17
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LOL

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:21
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can't see how else you'd bolt on a wishbone brace other than that LOL

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:25
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If you think that's bad then you'd better measure the length of one of the front legs on your subframe and work out how much leverage that has....Big grin

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Posted 3rd Jun 2009 at 19:33
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Holy thread reincarnation!!! Does this mean there are Philipm lower braces out of captivity and in the wild now?

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