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    Front Strut brace.

    Hi guys,
    i've looked for info but i cant find what i'm looking for.

    I want to fit a Strut brace to my SRi-T

    i got one from ebay the OMP1819 that is said for the 1.8 16v.

    I've tryed to fit it abd it almost goes the only trouble is it hits the brake fluid bottle.

    now i've looked at some pics and the 1.8 has the brake fluid in a different possition to the 2.0.

    Has any one fitted a strut brace to a 2.0 Turbo either the SRi-T, GSi, Coupe and or cab.

    what one did you fit if it was the OMP how did you get round the brake fluid. Does any one know if i where to fit the bottle from the 1.8 would this solve my problem.

    Also looking on the web i see OMP do a lower brace OMP1817 has any one fitted a lower front and or any to the rear.

    any help and info welcome
    Thanks.

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    first of all - dont be tempted by the OMP lower!!! Its totally stupid and youll just end up crashing it off things like bumps etc.

    Theres only 2 ways to go if u ask me

    Whiteline Rear Ant-Roll Bar - total doddle to fit
    Whiteline Front Anti-Roll bar - not so easy - subframe off jobbie - thats why mine is still in the garage!

    Ive mated mine up with a Raid HP upper strut brace which fits directly - only thing is they are quite pricey if u can actually find on! Mine was 2nd hand off a mate so no worries there

    With most upper braces you generally only have to modify the fusebox/relay box - but in most instances, its just a case of bringing the relay box forward and in some cases modding the lid of the fusebox

    You really shouldnt have any issues with the brake reservoir at all.....

    UNLESS..... its either a LHD brace or u have the brace the wrong way round - ie spin it round so it actually slightly fouls the fusebox etc as this can easily be worked around

    theres a how to on the site somewhere that shows what i mean

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    Or, if money is no object, a K-MAX rear anti-roll bar

    Good find on the OMP strut brace, not managed to see any cheap ones on eBay, I've always found them cheaper in normal online shops around the £67+carriage price.

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    ok i have the w/line rear one on the car.

    the OMP one is the right way round as it fits behind the fuse/relays fine but the brake fluid bottle on the 1.8 is in a slightly different possition to that of the 2.0.

    do you have links to the others you mention.

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    your problem is you have bought the wrong one. So if you still want use that brace then you will have to modify what ever is in the way ie for you the brake fluid bottle
    I would wright something funny and clever but does anyone read these anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by astsa mk5 teo View Post
    your problem is you have bought the wrong one. So if you still want use that brace then you will have to modify what ever is in the way ie for you the brake fluid bottle
    Thanks mate OMP dont do one for the 2.0/turbo only for the 1.8.

    It was a bargin £25 delivered from a guy on ebay and its red lol.

    i'll have to look into the brake fluid bottle and see how to solve it i'll keep you posted but in the mean time if any ione else has any ideas then please share them.

    Thanks
    Alex.

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    do these strut braces/arbs really make a lot of difference?

    i am interested in improving my cornering on my mk4 astra and dont really know which way to go with talk of cutting fuse boxes etc

    which are the best braces/bars to go for?

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    i cant comment on the strut braces but the whiteline rear ARB makes a hell of a difference to the handling even on standard suspension
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    I'll give you what you paid for the one you have if you can't get it to fit!

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