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    confused engine bar

    hi all probs a stupid question but what do you call the bar that can be fitted across the engine think its a strut bar or somthing please help

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    Strut Brace.

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    Sorry mate buy if ya don't no what it is u should not have one mate they should be installed properly and adjusted right other wise u will have problems
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    Is there any point to them for "normal" driving? I understand they may be a great help for racing and that, but I don't tend to take roundabouts at 70mph with slicks on...

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    U just answered ya own question mate lol no there isn't unless you are racing all over and the relly don't make a difference unless u have a set up like spoons Vxr with all the fancy bits on the suspension
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    Aye thought so ;-)

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    They are not pointless they do a job to try and stop the top suspension flexing so when you go round a corner the suspension would start to flex so with a strut brace fitted it make's your suspension tighter so front wheel drive car's have fitted at the front and rear wheel drive cars have them fitted in the boot ?

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    That's why so many manufacturers fit them as standard then .

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    I was under the impression they were more effective on older cars where the struts are further forward. Modern cars struts are close to the firewall which has a roughly same effect.


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    I fitted a lower struut brace from an s3 to my leon when I had it. Massive difference. Not heard of one being fitted on a vec c yet, although there's prob plenty

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