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Hello all, <p>I was thinking about getting a strut tower brace, OMP, Momo, or maybe another company (I'm in the United States so there are a few more). I was mostly set on the idea, but recently I've heard that a strut tower brace might damage your body becuase it dosn't allow flex (as it is intended to stop flex). It this true? Anybody have any trouble with them? <p>Thanks, Brandon<br>
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (chopper)

Actually I've heard the opposite, especially on lowered cars that are a little more shock punishing. The added rigidity stops new creaks and twists by eliminating flex. I've never heard one owner ever complain except for suspension bushing damage, which is not any kind of structural body damage. If you look at cars that hold up really well (FIA rally cars) they have about 40m of rollcage in them that make the car ultra rigid, eliminating body flex and prolonging the life of a car under punishing conditions. Personally I'm a believer in adding rigidity although it might be important to add I do not have a strut brace in my car yet. Most things I hear about them are very positive.<p>You may find there is less companies that make Volvo strut braces than in other makes, not sure if momo or something along those lines would carry it. IPD and few others do though. Quite a few people on these boards have them, hope they throw in their 2 cents too.<p>I say, go for it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (Spearzy)

That was so well written I think I'll have OMP on the phone tomorrow =D<br>Thanks!
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (chopper)

Good move! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Actually important to add, it is supposed to keep your steering geometry true under hard corning by eliminating that pesky front flex!<p>Keep us posted!
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (Spearzy)

I think I had it backwards. Don't worry, a lot of my friends are engineers, so they already beat the correct notions into my head. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (chopper)

Alright, I called OMP USA today, and they said it'll probably be 3 weeks before they have them in stock. Just a headsup for anyone interested.<p>The guy told me the strut braces for the 850 always sell quickly, and he didn't understand why, since it was a Volvo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> He's got some learning to do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (chopper)

might try ipdusa.com<p>I got mine from there and I love it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (Kaizai)

Yeah, the IPD one is very nice...I was looking at the OMP brace becuase it has one link instead of two...but if it's not avaliable within a couple of months I'll probalby go to IPD or somewhere else.<p>Also IPD charges quite a bit more <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I'm going with a full suspension outfit, I'm handling freak <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (chopper)

I believe there's a Volvo one available, and Cherry Turbos lists a 850/70 strut brace.<p> <A HREF="http://www.cherryturbos.on.ca/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cherryturbos.on.ca/</a>
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (towerymt)

I like how the IPD one looks though, but not like it matters while I drive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>3 weeks.. hmmm if thats true maybe I should cancel my order with IPD and just wait a bit more.
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (xtremepsionic)

ahha, never mind.. it has already shipped <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I'm so excited. Finally some upgrade that will actually make the car drive better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>btw, its been really cold here in Calgary these few days, and it feels like the car drives a bit faster than when it was warmer. hmm, I wonder if that hose off trick actually works.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>btw, its been really cold here in Calgary these few days, and it feels like the car drives a bit faster than when it was warmer. hmm, I wonder if that hose off trick actually works.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Your're running an air hose off was it? That would be like full time cold air induction in Canada during the winter!! It doesn't bypass the air filter does it? could be dangerous. I might be thinking about the wrong hose again...
 

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Re: Strut Tower Brace - Risky? (Spearzy)

doesn't by pass the air filter<p>its the aluminum hose coming from the back of the engine back to the airbox<p>runs hot air so the cat will work almost instantly on start up
 
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