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Discussion in 'Suspension Modifications' started by AnarchyVA, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. AnarchyVA

    AnarchyVA Member Established Member

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    So a couple of years ago I bought an MM strut tower brace for my 03 Cobra. It was a PITA to install. I got fed up with it and took it to a local shop that is well known for custom fabrication of race cars and who owns an older Cobra. He installed it for me. He told me before I drove of that it was a B*&#@ to install and that he hopes that I never have to remove it.

    Fast forward to today. I have to remove it. I am FAIRLY certain that the needle bearings and the rotors in my Eaton are gone.

    I've been thinking. I COULD remove it. I would rather not have to try to reinstall it. To make things easier in the future I've been thinking about cutting the brace towards the firewall on both sides. Then it could easily unbolt from the strut towers and reconnect in the rear with lock collars. Then anytime it needed to be removed it would be a 5-10 minute job. Easy.

    Back when I raced go karts we used a similar system on the rear ends with a removable torsion bar. When you wanted the kart to flex a little (on wet tracks) you removed the bar. When you needed the kart to be more rigid (on drier tracks) you installed the bar with lock collars. Yes. You are correct. This would mean that the bar is NOT 100% as effective as though it were welded together as one piece. I understand.

    I was just wondering if everyone else just removes it completely? Or has any other ways of making this less painful. Having a convertible I really want as much bracing as possible. Yes, I also already have full length welded in MM subframe connectors.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. shurur

    shurur Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My thought is that you have a good idea.

    I have mine out and backing those firewall bolts out is a bitch and will be a bitch putting back in...
     
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  3. 94slowbra1

    94slowbra1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    i like your thinking here. ive removed mine about 4-5 times for blower swaps and what not and its a pain to get back in but i do it. if you follow through with this keep us posted, id like to see what you do and how it works
     
  4. keith89

    keith89 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    when i had it on my coupe it took 10 min to remove and install.
     
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    94slowbra1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    well then you my friend are good. jack the car up, remove wheels, undo a pillars, remove wiper cowl, get everything lined up, get to all the hard to reach places inside the strut tower and below the pinch on the firewall ect... im not saying its necessarily hard but it is time consuming
     
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  6. AnarchyVA

    AnarchyVA Member Established Member

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    Sorry. I certainly call BS on this one. LOL
     
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    keith89 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have air suspension. makes it easy to get to the nut side of the brace. so yeah 10 min.
     
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    keith89 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have something similar for my Honda CB750. makes getting valve adjustments easy with the engine in the frame. I am planning to use something similar for my custom strut tower brace.
     

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