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Old 01-05-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever made a strut tower bar

Really, Has anyone ever made a strut tower bar.
I have a buddy that does tool & die. he can make it, but what things would I need to know. is there some sort of science behind this. I looks pretty straight forward to me.
any inputs would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-05-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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Really, Has anyone ever made a strut tower bar.
I have a buddy that does tool & die. he can make it, but what things would I need to know. is there some sort of science behind this. I looks pretty straight forward to me.
any inputs would be greatly appreciated.
I think empowerd made a clone of a Sparco strut bar for his E30. But any roll cage shop should be able to make it in a snap.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:13 PM   #3
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i was half way to making my own all out of aluminum, just finnished machining the supports for the strut towers, then i got layed off, so at the shop it stays

its pretty strait forward, the only science behind it is how stiff u can make the towers
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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I am in the process of having my shop build me a series of chassis braces and suspension braces for the E30. My E30 is a Cabrio, so there will be a one or two parts that will be cabrio specific.

CP Racing. I've taken all my cars there with excellent results. Check the S2000 4-pt upper brace and the 4-pt Z/06 rear cage/roll bar.

www.cpracing.ca

My E30 Cabrio is there now getting an exhaust built for it.
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Old 01-06-2005, 10:14 AM   #5
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I made one for my old E30. Painted it white and slapped on a SPARCO sticker. I used steel and spun the strut tower rings/supports on the lathe. Be aware that these things are very difficult to install (even bought) and a crow-bar will be required. I tacked it on the car, removed it and finished the welding off. Stronger is better. Here's a link to an old maX thread on the very same topic.

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Old 01-06-2005, 10:50 AM   #6
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interesting design, but wouldn't it be difficult to access camber plates? have you found crack on the base plates where it connects to the strut towers?
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:07 PM   #7
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interesting design, but wouldn't it be difficult to access camber plates? have you found crack on the base plates where it connects to the strut towers?
There are no camber plates on an E30. But if you did get them then there is a small price to pay to have a rigid front end by taking off the strut bar off tho.
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