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Is the black bar in this pic a strut brace? If so why is it mounted as such. I've never seen a strut mounted to the side of the tower. Does it serve another function?<P>TIA.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/cars/00_s60/s60_24t_test/large/14.jpg"> <P>
 

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It's an engine mount.<BR>With the older V/S70's it was mounted against the firewall but I think Volvo made this construction to lower engine noise levels and maybe to protect the firewall construction from peak load at engine mount point during a head on collision.
 

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would it be bad to somehow integrate that type of engine mount and strut mount into one piece? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif">
 

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The "black Bar that you see is to limit body roll by reducing the play in the struts. It's normally called an anti sway bar.<P>
 

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So does our car come with sway bars standard or do we have to buy them like BMWs normal 3 series?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cal72:<BR><B>The "black Bar that you see is to limit body roll by reducing the play in the struts. It's normally called an anti sway bar.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cal72:<BR><B>The "black Bar that you see is to limit body roll by reducing the play in the struts. It's normally called an anti sway bar.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Hey Mr. [email protected],<P>Why comment if you don't know what's what.<BR>Take a close look at it first.<P><BR>
 

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hey johann,<BR>So if the S60 doesn't come with a sway/struct bar, where can I buy one? or that s60 doesn't need one?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Johann:<BR><B>
Originally posted by cal72:<BR>The "black Bar that you see is to limit body roll by reducing the play in the struts. It's normally called an anti sway bar.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Hey Mr. [email protected],<P>Why comment if you don't know what's what.<BR>Take a close look at it first.<P>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr. T5:<BR><B>hey johann,<BR>So if the S60 doesn't come with a sway/struct bar, where can I buy one? or that s60 doesn't need one?<P> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsList.aspx?subSubCategoryID=193" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsList.aspx?subSubCategoryID=193</A> <P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kaizai:<BR><B>
Originally posted by Mr. T5:<BR>hey johann,<BR>So if the S60 doesn't come with a sway/struct bar, where can I buy one? or that s60 doesn't need one?<P> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsList.aspx?subSubCategoryID=193" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsList.aspx?subSubCategoryID=193</A> <P>
<P>I don't see an S60 or 2000--> V70 in there.<BR>There's just very little room for a strut brace.<BR>On my carI can see marks of the hood isolation touching the "brace" already and this "brace needs the play is has to dampen the engine movement.<BR>You could fabricate a fixed strut brace / engine mount but I'm afraid it will tear down the rubber inside the engine mount and it will pass on a lot of engine noise to the drivers compartment.<P>
 
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