View Full Version : A2 Strut/Stress bars or no stress bars?

opel racer
09-07-2002, 05:23 PM
Now that my suspension is complete, I'm looking into buying front and rear upper stress/strut bars. Are these bars neccessary? Do you guys use them? I've noticed that they're not available on the BSI or Shine sites, so that makes me think that they may not be neccessary for IT racing. If they are neccessary or recommended, what brand bars do you recommend?

09-07-2002, 06:47 PM
The A2 cars are stiff enough that they aren't really needed. Camber cahnge due to upper strut movement is negligible. A1 cars are more flexy.

On an older chassis that is starting to show stress cracks on the upper strut towers they may help hold things together though.

Oh, and if you have rubber upper strut bearings the brace is useless.

Bill Sulouff - Bildon Motorsport (http://www.bildon.com)
Volkswagen Racing Equipment

dave parker
09-10-2002, 11:37 AM
I agree with Bildon that with rubber upper bearings the strut bar would be useless.
OMP carries several different Upper strut bars for A2 cars. Try ompusa.com.
Have Fun
Dave Parker