strut brace for leon

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  1. cupra98

    cupra98 Guest

    hi does any body know if the golf mk4 strut brace fits the leon cupra r 2004 cheers
     
  2. kez

    kez Senior Member

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    not sure but the audi one does
     
  3. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

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    Nope it'll hit the engine cover anongst other things in the engine bay on a Cupra R

    As Kez indicated it's the Audi S3 one you need (circa £55 from an Audi dealer)
     
  4. Hamzilla

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    Do strut braces and ARB's count as mods to be declared to insurance?
     
  5. jezza49

    jezza49 cupra tdi 150

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    think any added extra is a mod other that factory fitted stuff? dont the audi s3 one to make it fit some drilling involved??:confused:
     
  6. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

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    Yes, so does your Forge DV
     
  7. kez

    kez Senior Member

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    you'll have to drill whatever you fit. otherwise how's it gona attach to your car :confused:
     
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    Could use velcro :D
     
  9. jezza49

    jezza49 cupra tdi 150

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    when i fitted a strut brace to my mg zr it had bolts there that held the top mounts in so you just had to use longer bolts on the leon it dont have them! so it was just a question! could always use sticky back plastic;)
     
  10. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

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    Or a drill and bolts ;)

    In all seriousness there is an install guide for the strut brace for the LC on the front page of SCn
     
  11. Hamzilla

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    What's the difference between a strut bracea and an ARB? (not a lead-up to a joke btw!)
     
  12. jezza49

    jezza49 cupra tdi 150

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    ARB`s are at the lower of the engine anti roll bars and strut brace fits on top of the front suspension mouts to help prevent flex from the chasis,i know i probly havent worded that great but would imagen il be corrected lol;)
     
  13. CupraR210.DJM

    CupraR210.DJM Senior Member

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    I followed the guide and fitted my S3 brace in about 30mins.
    I had a mate who go me a discount from Audi aswell, haha
     
  14. Andrewcupra TDI

    Andrewcupra TDI Resident Desk Jockey

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    mine lower ones on but the top one is just resting on the top , havent found the right bolds or had the time / weather to sort it , , just looks good for now , and i didnt even use velcro or sticky tape
     
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    :lol: it won't be improving your handling any, but hey it looks good, right?

    :)
     
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    Got a polished ally, adjustable strut brace for sale if anyones interested.
     
  17. sparkyc

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    do they help the handling much or jus look pretty?
     
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    Well, as they are essentially a competition items and fitted as a matter of course to rally cars, etc then I suppose they do help the handling by tieing together the front end. Difficult for me to say if the strut brace alone improved the handling as I fitted a lower brace, Eibach arb's & coil overs all at the same time.... Bound to make a difference though.
     
  19. Robb1990

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    Doubt ill be fitting a strut brace, but just wondering. If you fit one when the front wheels are in the air, will it make a difference as apposed to the car being on the floor with the weight on its wheels? Im thinking this because the strut brace stops movement in the strut turrets right? so take the weight off them, the turrets move out, put the brace on, they stay there, so effectively there may be some slight camber on the wheels.

    Do it on the floor, with the weight on the 'road' turrets are closer, ie where your tracking was set, so camber shouldnt be affected?

    Am i right? or just over thinking things?
     
  20. DannyC87

    DannyC87 Rubbing is Racing :-)

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    you are correct yes :) i think the main problem is if you jack up one side of the car, tighten up the brace that side; and then do they other side.. then the struts will not be held in a level position. When i fitted mine i fully tightened it after lowering the car back to the ground.:)
     

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