Anyone know of any being made?
..cool. just make sure they're not blue or orange or something..! :thumbs:sure double wishbone or single or multi linkage is irreverent when your talking about tower braces, they are designed to keep the shocks tight. with ?? wishbone is there to keep the wheels flat on the floor...
Ill get onto my lad in the UK and see if he is interested in designing one and building one... or if he even can.
putting a top strut on a car doesnt just keep the angle of the wheel more aligned but more keeps the wheels closer by helping to preventing the body roll and flex in the metal.. the point of a double wishbone setup is that it helps to keep the wheel in an upright alignment (or what ever alignment you set it to)But why? On a car with Macpherson struts, I can see how they can stop the tops of the struts getting closer together on big bumps, thereby preserving camber control better. On a car with double wishbones, surely the top of the strut can go where it likes (OK, you'd still want room for the engine!) and the wishbones control the camber? There won't be much load on the top wishbone because the strut is feeding all the bump load into the shell.
The top wishbone is part of the strut top assembly on the 156 147 GT and 166 so movement of the turrets will influence the geometry.On a double wishbone setup (like the 166) the struts play no part in camber control. You could wedge the tops of the struts under the door mirrors and the camber would be the same. Camber is controlled by the subframe, the upright, and the top and bottom wishbones. Certainly, in a MacPherson strut car, if the strut tops moved in by that amount on a big bump, a strut brace would help greatly.
..i think what damien says is on the money. When the suspension turrets can flex vertically in relation to each other in effect they become part of the suspension . This means the springs/dampers can't do their job properly as the body flex becomes part of the spring rate.The only reason I want an upper strut brace is too stop the car flexing inbetween the suspension turrets. And this also stops a lot of the rattles and noise you get from the car moving over bumps etc. I know this works as on a 155 I've been in all the rattles stopped as the brace was fitted.