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Re: Strut brace

#101 Post by mikeyb » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:17 am

Very nearly bought a TR7 off ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TRIUMPH-TR7-FHC-/ ... 3a630dc920

Buy it now £400 what a bargain! The BOSS said no though, ah well.

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#102 Post by mikeyb » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:50 pm

Just to let you know they are now all gone.

I have kept the prototype just incase.

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#103 Post by Richard B » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:26 am

If anyone wants one I bought two but now only need one.

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Re: Strut brace

#104 Post by laurence » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:01 pm

I am currently restoring a mk1 and ,as usual, looking through past threads for ideas and guidence. The strut brace seems like a sensible solution to flexing at the front end, has anyone got one available still?,
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Re: Strut brace

#105 Post by englishbull » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:12 pm

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You don't need one on Mk1 as they don't flex like the Mk2 due to the dash being stronger
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Re: Strut brace

#106 Post by laurence » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:29 pm

thanks for that Lee,-at least its one less thing i will have to get!
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Re: Strut brace

#107 Post by Calorian » Mon May 22, 2017 4:53 pm

Looking to tighten up the handling on the MK2. I can see that they have well received for handling improvement, is that also if the car already has the front roll bar?

Does anyone know if these are any more available these days or is it still a case of getting one made up to order/DIY?
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Re: Strut brace

#108 Post by johnnydog » Mon May 22, 2017 8:37 pm

Good used anti roll bar set ups are probably the way to go - don't forget, beside the anti roll bar itself, you will also need the drop links, the front cross member (there are two types depending on the age of the intended vehicle), the mounting clamps and bushes, and the tie bars with the additional bracket for the lower mounting of the drop link.
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Re: Strut brace

#109 Post by Calorian » Mon May 22, 2017 10:01 pm

She already has the roll bar, as a result you think there's no real gain to be had with a brace then?
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Re: Strut brace

#110 Post by johnnydog » Tue May 23, 2017 4:43 pm

Calorian wrote:She already has the roll bar, as a result you think there's no real gain to be had with a brace then?
Sorry, I misread your post thinking you needed an ARB not a strut brace.
I've not had any experience of a strut brace, so can't really give an opinion, except that unless you are really going the whole hog in trying to improve the performance and handling significantly, I wouldn't bother.
I personally think they are a an eyesore under the bonnet, but that's just me.....
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