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    Default The strut brace is on !

    After a bit of swapping and cutting, got the brace to fit !
    The brackets were on the wrong ends to begin with and after alot of head scratching, realised what was wrong and swapped them over.
    Next thing was that on either side, the brackets clashed with components on the suspension mounts, hence the trimming/cutting of metal on the brace brackets (heard this is a common problem. You'd think the manufacturer would have sorted it out by now!).

    After trimming the brackets with an angle grinder and a little filing to tidy things up, it all lined up nicely. Everything was tightened up and now its all looking nice and sporty under the bonnet.


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    You been for a drive yet Phil to see if there's any difference?

    Looks good mate, shiny

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    Nice! Well Done! On my list now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    You been for a drive yet Phil to see if there's any difference?

    Looks good mate, shiny
    Noticed a difference straight away. Feels alot more "tighter".
    Didn't expect to be able to tell without the springs fitted, but yes- the difference is very noticable.


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Quote Originally Posted by fil 4822 View Post
    Noticed a difference straight away. Feels alot more "tighter".
    Didn't expect to be able to tell without the springs fitted, but yes- the difference is very noticable.
    Good enough for me

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    Just bought one

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    Nice one !


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    that looks great fella

    How much was it if you dont mind me asking??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Just bought one
    Tools needed to fit..........
    17mm spanner
    7mm Allen key
    E12 Torx socket
    Angle grinder and file to dress up cut edges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    that looks great fella

    How much was it if you dont mind me asking??
    On the LMF site at £115 + p+p.
    I paid £105 probably because i had a few other parts aswell.
    Maybe some club discount aswell..?


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Looks V Good ..

    Can you still undo your Header Tank Cap ?? Looks V Close ?

    Dean

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