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Upper strut brace pics please!

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Foxy, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Neil_Ireland

    Neil_Ireland Leon Cupra

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    Cheers Cupraloon:)
    Got my brace yesterday, I'll have a go a fitting it tomorrow just need to pick up some 10x25mm bolts.

    Beil.
     
  2. smoothuk

    smoothuk SmoothNAV

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    Here mate, a mk4 golf one, fits perfectly, very close on the engine cover thou.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Cupraloon

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    No worries Neil, good luck... :D
     
  4. kez

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    that'd snap my CF engine cover easily. especially now it sits higher due to the uprated charge pipe.
     
  5. smoothuk

    smoothuk SmoothNAV

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    Maybe, its tight on the original. SO how does your charge pipe make the rear of the engine cover sit higher then, as it needs the rear locating lugs to hold it in place so it still must sit in the original position. There is loads of clearence on the actual charge pipe, mot unless you have modded it to be made off 100mm osma!
     
  6. 225 Cupra R

    225 Cupra R Active Member

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    S3 Strut Brace for LCR (2004)

    I have also purchased the S3 Upper Strut brace, which requires drilling on the strut mount. I have been quoted £130 all inclusive, these are specialist garage that only deal in VAG vehicles. The spring/suspension will need to be removed, and drilling has to be precise so not to interfere with the spring. Is this too much money ??:confused:
     
  7. G2232

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    i would say so
    took me a total of about 30 mins to do.
     
  8. CupraMVR

    CupraMVR Awesome GTi Technician

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    if it took 30 mins i dont think you took off your shockers ??
     
  9. kez

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    i didn't take mine off.

    just jacked it up and drilled
     
  10. RikH

    RikH Texas Cowboy

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    another s3 brace here
     
  11. tedvagas

    tedvagas Active Member

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    i wouldnt advise drilling the top mounts when its jacked up:no:

    just fitted front and rear weicher braces lovely made and fitted a treat:)
    [​IMG]
     
  12. CupraMVR

    CupraMVR Awesome GTi Technician

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    Where can u get the Mk4 1 from ? best prices ?
     
  13. karlosR

    karlosR TORQUEY, NOISEY V6

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    here is my S3 brace, i might be taking it off for a trip to the local chromers at some point in the new year.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. nibbles

    nibbles And Impreza

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    [​IMG]


    here's mine
     
  15. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Lee your battery cover doesn't seem to be down correctly
     
  16. lofer

    lofer Atlantis to Interzone

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    Oh I like! :D Do you have any more information on it, where you got it from and how much? :confused: I was going to fit an S3 strut brace but would have to butcher my jabba heat shield, this looks like it might just miss it! :blink:
     
  17. kez

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    sorry. drilled whilst it was on the ground.

    jacked it up to fit the nuts.
     
  18. nibbles

    nibbles And Impreza

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    pic was taken when i was deciding were to put hids :whistle:
     
  19. RobDon

    RobDon Pro Detailer

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    Suspension does NOT need to be removed, that's pointless. Offer up brace, mark holes, double-check, drill, treat holes with an anti-rust treatment, jack up one side slightly and bolt in, repeat for other side, make sure all is really tight. I also painted the underside of the bolts with underseal to make sure nothing corroded.

    Mine with Weichers Sport brace, powdercoated black:

    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n191/robd67/dec075.jpg
     
  20. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    the only thing I'd add is to assemble 'loose' in the air, then tighten once the car is on the ground again.

    Just in case - it'll mean the bolts aren't in tension whilst sat flat (the leon is particularly saggy when jacked up on one side)
     

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