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Old 02-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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DIY chassis braces:rear strut tower

Hey everyone, havent been on the forum in a while thought i would share this. I was looking up rear chassis strut tower braces and they are crazy expensive so why not make one yourself?

I cut a piece of metal to length drilled two holes then welded another piece on top for strength. I also heated the metal and dipped it in water to strengthen it. Lastly i painted it black. Overall project cost me $15. Stiffens the rear nicely
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Looks good..i made mine out of an s197 panhard bar. They're easy to make arent they.
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I will say youll want to add a piece of metal to brace it against the shock tower...because just using a single eyelet puts alot of strain on the shock bolt.
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Can you guys post a draining on how to make it from a pan bar because i still dont get how it will connect to the shocks.
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Does the stock panhard bar work? I should have tried that lol
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Can you guys post a draining on how to make it from a pan bar because i still dont get how it will connect to the shocks.
Never mind i just found out.
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Nice , can you tell a difference with it?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #8
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I can tell the rear is much stiffer in a corner
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #9
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How the heck are they $200!?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:11 PM   #10
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Lol thats why nobody buys them but builds them. There was a v6 guy that went to a trailer company and asked them to weld him up one...ran him $30 in scrap metal and labor.
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