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Strut Brace

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Nitro, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Nitro
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    [Sep 29, 2009]
    Is it ever worth fitting a front Strut Brace to an A4 2,8 quattro ? Its a 2000 year model
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    Yer S4's came with them as standard, as did 1.8TQS's

    Not sure if yours will, but if not you can buy some brackets from an A6 and use a redrilled S4 bar for not very much money.
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    It should have one fitted already. look beside the battery
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    [Sep 29, 2009]
    Thanks, I can't see one fitted to my 2,8 quattro. Does any one have a photo of a strut brace for this car
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    I have S4 and I don't see any Strut Brace on my car :( can someone please post a picture of their S4 with Strut Brace :)
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    Interesting... there's an A6 in my local breakers yard.

    Might be a winter mod for mine then.
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    Mine is a pre-facelift S4 and i can't see one on my car !
    Thats no to say mine has'ne been taken off in the past
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    as mark said should already be fitted to a 2.8 facelift and an s4, but you do have to look
    both mine had them from factory
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    Thinking about it, i dont know if craigs S4 has one either.

    I've had the battery out of that to clear the scuttle drains, and dont recall seeing it...

    Olly: if it was there, you'd see the brackets, as they're part of the shell on A4/S4's that had it from the factory...

    I wonder if its a facelift feature? They defo tweaked around with the suspension going to facelift, i wonder if this was one of the additions?
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    my tdi is pre facelift, should be fitted to all 98ish on v6 and quattro models
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    ye, vagcat says S4 and 6-cyl TDI for 1998 models.

    I'll get craig to have a look, it is tucked out the way so maybe i just havent noticed it!
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    i didnt know i had it till i went to fit one!
    id bought parts for my old 1.8t but sold car before i got around to fitting, so one day i went to fit them to the tdi only to find one already there
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    i remember you posting about that at the time actually :p
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    aye its fitted to lee's new car
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    My 99 prefacelift has one.
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    Silly me, i just check and i DO have one (99 S4) but it is very well hiden.
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    [Oct 1, 2009]
    Man I have to look at my S4 too then :) if you guys S4 has it then mine should have it too :)
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    [Oct 1, 2009]
    Not the best pic, but it's hiding in there

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