I've got a momo job on the silverstone. It needed the brake lines er bending out of the way a little but that's all. The results? well not startling unless you are really puching it but slightly sharper turn in - the flip side is that it's easier to break traction (just like if you have your car too stiff)
There was a similiar thread on alfaowner about the difference between steel and alloy braces. Several heated discussons and a metallurgist later it was felt the steel ones were stronger and the weight difference negligible.
I've just phoned Eibach to place an order for the strut-brace and they told me they have discontinued it. I am really upset since I had to wait for a year to order it and now it's gone. The only consolation is that they don't make them anymore for any car!!!
Just fitted Henry's old MOMO brace to my V6. Had to do the obligatory bending of brakes pipes and raise one of the arms with a washe as the engine mount on the left makes it uneven. The back arms didnt fit too well and needed a damn good push to make them line up for the bolts.
Results, well, feels a little sharper on turn in but its hard to tell without me going for a real drive....soon!!!!
That raises a question I had - does anyone know of any strut braces specifically for the V6? Eibach's obviously out, but I don't think they made a V6 one anyway and OMP don't seem to have one for this model. The only one I know of is Hormann at £160. Are there any others like Sparco or Momo perhaps...
Yep, I've got one on, It will fit, but you may have to fiddle around with the power steering fluid bottle, and the 'puck' sized thing with Denso written on the top, also at the other side of the engine bay, there are a couple of electrical connectors/fuses that will need to be moved. It does make a difference and it is worth it. Be careful when you undo the bolts holding your topmounts, I sheared 3 of them and had to replace the topmounts, they seize, so give them a soaking in release fluid.
The 'puck' thing with Denso on it.. is that the EGR valve? I had a hose from it burn through & managed about 13mpg!! it's loads better since I fixed it though
What make is the one you have? I have a Momo one on the Silverstone but the fit isn't great. I've seen ones which have 'rings' which cover the suspension turrets - I guess these would be more ridgid.. any suggestions?