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Can anyone who has installed the omp strut brace on their car look at the following photos. I'm just not sure how much of the mounting holes need to be bored out. The hole with the arrow pointing at it seems to be off quite a bit. Any help is appreciated.<BR>Thanks,<BR> Brian<BR>the drivers side fits fairly well.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.bchang.com/ompright.jpg"> <P>here's the problem on the pass. side.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.bchang.com/ompoff2.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.bchang.com/ompoff.jpg">
 

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Humm....drill out the bolt on the passenger side that would be farthest from the driver.....i think..... the one with the arrow....<P>just drill it out a lil....try it....keep drilling and trying....youll get it eventually......<P><BR>Pete
 

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I thought that with braces if the holes did not line up it meant your towers were out of alignment and it would need to be corrected prior to installing a brace.
 

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I think that is usually the case, but there was a design flaw with the OMP strut brace making it not fit perfectly. Hence,the bar and dimensions are correct, but the holes don't quite line up.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hamah:<BR><B>I thought that with braces if the holes did not line up it meant your towers were out of alignment and it would need to be corrected prior to installing a brace.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not in this case. The OMP brace is of poor quality. It's a common problem that it doesn't fit on the FWD cars.<P>I had an OMP brace on my 240 and it didn't fit well. It rubbed the throttle wheel on acceleration causing a hesitation. It also had a threaded stud in the center with a nut on either side of the stud. I had to take the brace apart and remove the nuts just to make it short enough to fit. The nuts are supposed to be used to lock down the proper length, but obviously I wasn't able to do that. There were a total of 3 moving joints on the OMP brace, compared with only 2 on most braces, and 0 on my Cherry Turbos brace, which by the way, fit perfectly. The OMP brace also went directly over the oil fill cap, while most others go ahead or behind it, which is far more convenient.<P>Overall, the OMP braces seem to be quite flawed when it comes to Volvo applications.<P>
 
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