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LCR Upper Strut Brace.

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Sparkie, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    So having bought front and rear ARB's
    I thought I'd tie the top of the suspension together with a Strut Brace.
    Having searched I have come across the odd thread but due to age either the EBay links are out of date or the pictures are no longer available ( cheers Photobucket )
    I searched the bay but nothing doing there at present either.
    Does anyone know or have one they've fitted. I'd love some info as to which will fit. Preferably with engine cover on.
    Audi S3 Brace is meant to fit. Anyone have a part number as Audi like a reg or item no. Before they order?
    Seen some but only fit 99-03 Audi A3. Is that the right one?
    Also would a Brace for the mk4 golf gti fit?
    Cheers.


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  2. Thai-wronghorse

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    The best one in my opinion is the Audi S3 8L brace as they fit with minimal modifications, made well and don't cost much to acquire.

    Is yours a petrol or diesel as the engine cover needs ditching or major modification if it's a diesel otherwise.

    I've got one on my FR TDI.

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    Apologies I've just noticed it's for a LCR, I believe you can keep the engine cover without any issues then.

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  4. Sparkie

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    Mines a BAM petrol.


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    The mk1 Audi TT brace also fits but needs a little bit more tweaking to fit straight onto the Leon.

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  6. Sparkie

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    Yes although it might need the passenger turret mounting plate modifying slightly due to the location of the bonnet strut fixing point.

    I can only speak from experience of installing the genuine Audi S3 8L brace, but on these you need to shave down the mounting plate so it fits properly around the bonnet strut.[​IMG]

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  8. Sparkie

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    Out with a grinder then?


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    Yes mate.

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  10. D.K

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    You can fit the S3 brace without cutting it
    [​IMG]

    You just need to lever the bonnet strut bracket over a bit.
     
  11. Sparkie

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    Perfect.
    I’ve ordered one.
    I’m happy to grind out a small section if needed.
    Carpenter / builder by trade.


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  12. icestorm81

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    S3 strut brace fits with engine cover still on. Ignore the Neuspeed sticker I stuck on it to make it less plain.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Sparkie

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    Went with a TA Techix adjustable version. It was 59 quid delivered.
    I fitted it last night, I lost count of the amount of times I dropped the nuts!!!


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  14. Thai-wronghorse

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    That doesn't look like a genuine Audi S3 brace?

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