1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Has anyone in the uk got a CR15 strut brace?

pav911 Jan 21, 2019

  1. pav911

    pav911 Registered User

    85
    28
    18
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
    V6_Man likes this.
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
  4. meph137

    meph137 Registered User

    366
    69
    28
    V6_Man likes this.
  5. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
    You selling yours


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. no_idea

    no_idea Registered User

    487
    308
    63
    That is a lot of money for a piece of extruded aluminium box section with a few holes in! Maybe some money to be made
    I know a few of the boys over on RS246 have fitted them to their B8 RS4s.
    Seem positive reports.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    satys and V6_Man like this.
  7. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
    Makes noticeable difference tbh. I was a bit apprehensive before buying it but it is worth every penny.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    JG51 AUD and no_idea like this.
  8. no_idea

    no_idea Registered User

    487
    308
    63
    What exactly comes in the whole kit of bits then?

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    V6_Man likes this.
  9. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
    Strut brace, a zip tie and a few nuts along with an instruction manual. I didn't install it myself though as MRC did it for me when the car went in for some work.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    no_idea likes this.
  10. no_idea

    no_idea Registered User

    487
    308
    63
    Not a lot of extras on top of the brace then.
    Perhaps I need to buy one of these and make a few?
    I just can't see a massive market for them.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    V6_Man likes this.
  11. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
    No, not a lot of bits tbh.

    From what I see on FB everytime Mark asks if people need them there are always 10+ ordering it. It fits S4s/5s as well RS4s. Not sure about RS5 though.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    no_idea likes this.
  12. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  13. Cerbera9

    Cerbera9 Registered User

    439
    309
    63
    9DF0C72B-2E53-468F-8A69-28CE89DF2682.jpeg I made my own using some box section then painted it, easy enough to do not fancy or complicated just the existing cross piece as a template and its defiantly and worthwhile makes a positive difference to the handling.
     
    rabhrab, MuPPeT_ON_TouR and V6_Man like this.
  14. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Registered User

    446
    187
    43
    £170 for that?

    Unbelievable....
     
  15. meph137

    meph137 Registered User

    366
    69
    28
    Nah not selling, I thought this was just a question to see if anyone had any and to ask opinions, not to sell:)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    V6_Man likes this.
  16. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
  17. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
    It was £150 and went up by £20 - thanks to the Brexit vote :whip:
     
  18. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    7,310
    3,649
    113
    MuPPeT_ON_TouR and V6_Man like this.
  19. no_idea

    no_idea Registered User

    487
    308
    63
    If anyone can get me one to look at I will make some.
    Not sure of price until I have seen one but it certainly won't be £170!! Can be anodised if that's what people want?

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
  20. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Registered User

    2,605
    1,880
    113



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  21. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,959
    14,016
    113
    You are welcome to have a look at mine if Oxford is any close to you.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    MuPPeT_ON_TouR and no_idea like this.
  22. no_idea

    no_idea Registered User

    487
    308
    63
    Thanks for the offer, I am in Norfolk so a bit of a trek. Ideally I would need one in the workshop for a couple of hours to ensure all info was gathered.
    I may just have to buy one.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    Thundercliffe81 likes this.
  23. forty3

    forty3 Registered User

    432
    182
    43
    I'm with @desertstorm on this one.

    Made mine for a tenner using some box section and used the bit of **** Audi fitted as standard as a template.

    There really is no need for getting one sent over from the states for £170.
     
    Thundercliffe81 likes this.
  24. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Registered User

    2,605
    1,880
    113
    Brotek ship them over now and it's same price. Just FYI. BUT YEAH.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  25. meph137

    meph137 Registered User

    366
    69
    28
    Hey dude sorry not being rude by not replying, just mad busy! I will try to do it but it’s all a bit mental at work at the mo and would need to leave the little nippers with the wife who may not be happy about that!

    Plus car is in a right state at the mo. Filthy, bit unloved and some little **** has keyed the roof!!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  26. meph137

    meph137 Registered User

    366
    69
    28
    I’m Nottingham, bit closer


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  27. no_idea

    no_idea Registered User

    487
    308
    63
    Thanks for the offer but really need one in the workshop.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
  28. Rich76

    Rich76 Registered User

    459
    358
    63
    I’d like one to fit my 2.0 tfsi but can’t find one
     
  29. LukeyC

    LukeyC Registered User

    165
    87
    28
    I bought one, and yes it really did make a huge difference to the handling.

    I don't have the time / skills or tools to make my own, but I don't regret buying one for a second.

    Get it ordered! :)
     
    Thundercliffe81 likes this.
  30. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man

    9,776
    4,339
    113
    What I'd be interested in is hearing from someone who has fitted a Canyon run strut to a car that has a sports diff, to see how it changes the handling.
     
    Thundercliffe81 likes this.
  31. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Registered User

    2,605
    1,880
    113
    I've had to sort my brakes otherwise I would have fitted one of these a few weeks back. Was about to pull the trigger on one. If @no_idea hasn't found a workaround and experimented with one in a few months, I'll probably buy one.

    From what I've gathered from guys who've fitted it to the RS4, it resolves some understeer and improves turn in. Obviously we've got Sport diff fitted on these anyway but it still improved turn in


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    jdp1962 likes this.
  32. meph137

    meph137 Registered User

    366
    69
    28
    I’ve got a sports diff. Hmm, I gotta day I think either I’m a bit **** at noticing the difference mods like this make, or they don’t make much if you did it without me knowing I doubt I’d get in the car and notice much, but because I (obviously!) know I did it I’m looking for the difference and I’d say there was some but nothing to write home about.

    I honestly feel like the S4 feels like it has some roll, that might just me by perception. I don’t think the sports seats help as I slide around in the damn things!!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    V6_Man, jdp1962 and Thundercliffe81 like this.
  33. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  34. lindselld

    lindselld Registered User

    6
    0
    1
    Hello did you ever make cr15 version? I am in the market for one for audi s5 b8.5. Thanks
     
  35. Cerbera9

    Cerbera9 Registered User

    439
    309
    63
    Hi Yes I made my CR15 style brace and it works perfectly. Sorry I can't make anymore at the moment whilst in lockdown. Speak to Mark Brodie @ Brotek as he imports CR15 braces amongst other things and often has group buys going.
    https://brotek.co.uk/index.html
     
  36. lindselld

    lindselld Registered User

    6
    0
    1
    I'm in no rush. How much would you charge to make me one please in your own time? I messaged brotek but out of stock and overpriced.
     
  37. no_idea

    no_idea Registered User

    487
    308
    63
    No I never made any, I have never managed to get hold of one to take a look at or had the time to work out for myself what's needed.
    They certainly were a lot of money!

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information