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vitasport
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29th Aug 03 at 16:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

For all you performance gear heads out there, here is a question for you.
On a front adjustable strut brace, what the hell is the adjustment for?
Installation purpose?
If not, are you suppose to adjust it outward to make it longer?
Or are you suppose to adjust it inward to make it shorter?
What will be the difference on the two?
If you know why they offer an adjustable strut brace, please tell the rest of us dummies here so we donít make bad decisions and kill our self on the road.
vitasport
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29th Aug 03 at 16:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks adam, so it is for tunning purpose but what will the car feel like when the strut brace is adjusted out ( long ) and the difference when it's adjusted in (short )
vitasport
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29th Aug 03 at 16:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone???
stuyw
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29th Aug 03 at 16:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont think u will notice that much difference TBH
vitasport
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29th Aug 03 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks anyway!
Wolf In Welsh Clothing
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29th Aug 03 at 18:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I made mine longer and it slid round like the front end was on ice!
Good fun but put it back after a few days!
Just set with no tension now and it handles quite well for a corsa.
Nismo_Freak
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29th Aug 03 at 20:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pre-tensioning the bar will create push... anytime you tighten up something it will create those wheels to loose traction earlier if you don't have enough corresponding suspension travel or the tires to maintain grip.
vitasport
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30th Aug 03 at 11:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if pre-tensioning the bar will create handling problems, why is it adjustable? are you suppose to adjust it so it has no tension? by the way, thanks for helping
Cybermonkey
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30th Aug 03 at 13:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

strut braces do fuck all without a awesome suspension kit, namely coilovers. Even then the difference will hardly be noticable. If you have a basic model corsa, look at fitting an anti-roll bar from the Sport 1.6/GSi. This will improve stability no end.
Dan_Corsa
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30th Aug 03 at 14:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

all corsa's after about 1997 came with a anti roll bar as standard
mattyboy199
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30th Aug 03 at 15:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My GSI has them standard, also the adjuster allows for tolerance i m sure no corsa is the same strut to strut
TOMAS
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30th Aug 03 at 16:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The adjuster is ONLY for ease of fitting!! Its not meant to put any load constantly on the suspension turrets! You guys are talking about adjusting the camber, you need eccentric top mounts for this or re-drill the holes in the turrets. I have a mild steel brace, its adjustable. Im running a 1.2 16V with spax RSX coilovers. It has made NO difference what-so-ever to the handling. I proably could notice the extra weight of it more than the feel of different handeling characteristics!! Waste of time and cash in my oppinion. Going to up-grade the roll bar, see if that helps things...
vitasport
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31st Aug 03 at 03:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks for all the great advice. i have a 97 sport, it already has a anti roll bar. i understand about the camber thing. just wanted to know why is there a adjuster on the strut brace. if it is only for easy installation. then that explain everything.

 
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