Just wondering if there is a real difference between a strut brace without "hinges" so to speak, like a Eurosport strut brace:
And one with "hinges" like this Autotech strut brace:
I feel that the Autotech brace would be ineffective in a sense because of the hinges. I feel as though it's a pivot point, but I'm not sure because I've seen strut braces similar to the Autotech brace on plenty of Mk1 racecars. They wouldn't use it if it didn't work..
So what's the difference? Is one better than the other?
Get the Eurosport one. You will need to jack the car to put it on. One side note if you break the strut mount bolt loose, you can wire weld it in place on the car... I know I have had to do that on one of mine 2 weeks ago cheap chinese parts (the bolt spun in the mount as it is a pressed fit.) you can bet I will be tack welding those bolts in place prior to installing new mounts.
The Autotech brace will probably have to be altered, and your res jug lowered, as I had one on my 90 cabby.
I had to cut the bracket down on the res jug.
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You are the man Brian! Awesome, I was thinking about getting the eurosport one because I just feel that it would be more sufficient at stiffening things up because it's one piece. I like the way the Autotech looks more, but looks wont help keep a good hold on my strut towers haha.
Also, would you build your own, or even say it's a good idea to attempt it? I could easily do that, but I feel like there is more to it than just buying the supplies, taking some measurements, bustin out the welder and slapping it in there.