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    Pic request - Rear strut brace on mk4 astra.

    Anyone got any pics of one fitted, i can't seem to find any pics using the search so thouht i'd ask for some pics i want to get front and rear strut braces but want too see how much it compromises boot space. cheers.

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    You'll have a job, you can't fit one to a mk4 due to them not having rear turrets
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    oh i was looking on lmf and swear it said rear strut brace...

    what is this then?
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Wiecher...e-Astra-G.html

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    you just drill and bolt it to the vertical sides of the boot.

    TBH a MK4 benefits very little form a strut brace at the back due to the shock mountings being so low. More for looks than anything else

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    Cheers for that it would probly be for looks anyway, i was just wondering if it was worth just getting both front and rear at the same time tbh.

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    Gettting 2 for the rear and mounting them on opposite diagonals (X brace) will help stop the body flexing... especially on a hatch as it's basically a tube with a flp on the back

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    I stand corrected! but i was half right
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    a RARB is the best thing to tighten up the the back end on a mk4, as above bracing will stiffen things up but a big metal x will compromise the boot space a bit lol

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    that sounds cool geoff! has it been done before and can i find pics of it?

    i baisicly want to know if it compromises boot space, while this is still my daily i am hoping to get a van or something this year to keep this as a toy and strip it out lol.

    and dave yea your half right mate just i saw it on lmf lol!

    and wiggles i have a RARB at home not fitted yet

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    Never seen it done as a standalone, but it's what a roll cage is doing (besides other things).

    if you fit it tight up against the rear back rest then it's not going to intrude into boot space to much, except when you put the seat down.

    Oh..and.. ARB and strut braces do totally different things, so you can't really cross compare them

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