Front Upper Strut Braces: Custom Fabricated: $125 Order Now!

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Front Upper Strut Braces: Custom Fabricated: $125 Order Now!

Post by St6fan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:06 pm

$125.00

Let me know who wants them.

The fabricator has made braces for hotrods and will use industry-standard steel tubing, welds and plating for strut-brace applications.

Price is for front upper and, if it comes in lower than that, will cover a portion of shipping. As for the price, that's not exactly what he quotes and he ummed and ahhed a bit as he didn't exactly know but it will be inside $5/10 either way.

I'll be getting mice done later this week, though it would be swell if I had other orders to swing his way. I might even have some swanky vinyl decals made up to add that cool touch! :)
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by ohcanada_00 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:15 pm

i might be interested for sure!
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by St6fan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:26 pm

ohcanada_00 wrote:i might be interested for sure!
Might be interested for sure? That's a good oxymoron you got going there! ;)

(I'll put you on the list.)
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by 4wdchico » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:37 pm

I'm interested in a brace for the front shock towers.

Rear upper strut brace? Not really sure what you are thinking about since the t4wd has shocks in the back.

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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by St6fan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:23 pm

4wdchico wrote:I'm interested in a brace for the front shock towers.

Rear upper strut brace? Not really sure what you are thinking about since the t4wd has shocks in the back.
Semantics aside, I'm sure you understand I mean bracing between the top of the rear shocks under the little covers in the trunk, right? ;)
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by St6fan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:39 pm

Perhaps I should look into anti-roll bars and subframe locking options too?

If we could find a solution to stiffen up the car - a lot - for a few hundred per kit, that would be fab!
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by ohcanada_00 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:52 pm

especially since I am lowering the car, the more bracing I have the better! I'm very interested!
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Post by St6fan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:57 pm

ohcanada_00 wrote:especially since I am lowering the car, the more bracing I have the better! I'm very interested!
Lowering how? I'm interested in coilovers if you can find them - or anything else you've found out.

I'll get a quote tomorrow/Tuesday.
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by ohcanada_00 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:39 am

for right now, since i have a new set of coils, I am chopping a coil off my old ones, ahem, g-hetto style. when i can afford it, i plan to go airbags
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by Petros » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:07 pm

I might be interested in the front strut brace.

DO not bother with a rear one. There is NO benefit to putting a brace between the tops of the rear dampers (shock absorbers). The rear axle is braced directly through the frame off the 4 bar trailing links, and the Panhard rod (or lateral link). Get the RWD corolla trailing links and panhard rod set, it will fit and make the rear much stiffer. You can also get the rear anti sway bar kit for the same car, it will fit on the Tercel4wd.

There are coil over shocks available for the rear, the same ones that fit the RWD corolla (including the GTS corolla) will fit. I saw a set on Craig's list the other day for "only" $1200. A number of other model front struts can be made to work, including the rear struts for the first gen MR2 rears (same travel as the Tercel fronts!). I am consider putting a set in mine, but the spring rate is almost 3 times that of the Tercel! I am considering using just the struts and not the springs.

Also something interesting, the front strut top mount (with the bearing in it) from first gen MR2 (AW11), will also work in the front of the Tercel. Same bolt pattern, drops it about an inch, but much stiffer and stronger. That means there are kits for the strut top that are fully adjustable that will also work in the Tercel.
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by St6fan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Petros wrote:I might be interested in the front strut brace.

DO not bother with a rear one. There is NO benefit to putting a brace between the tops of the rear dampers (shock absorbers). The rear axle is braced directly through the frame off the 4 bar trailing links, and the Panhard rod (or lateral link). Get the RWD corolla trailing links and panhard rod set, it will fit and make the rear much stiffer. You can also get the rear anti sway bar kit for the same car, it will fit on the Tercel4wd.

There are coil over shocks available for the rear, the same ones that fit the RWD corolla (including the GTS corolla) will fit. I saw a set on Craig's list the other day for "only" $1200. A number of other model front struts can be made to work, including the rear struts for the first gen MR2 rears (same travel as the Tercel fronts!). I am consider putting a set in mine, but the spring rate is almost 3 times that of the Tercel! I am considering using just the struts and not the springs.

Also something interesting, the front strut top mount (with the bearing in it) from first gen MR2 (AW11), will also work in the front of the Tercel. Same bolt pattern, drops it about an inch, but much stiffer and stronger. That means there are kits for the strut top that are fully adjustable that will also work in the Tercel.
Argh - so much information!!! :)

Thanks for the heads-up.

I have more questions - perhaps I couls email/drop you a call at some point, given we're practically neighbours and all! ;)

Look, thanks for the advice, much appreciated!

Now it's off the fabber!
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Re: Any Interest in Front and Rear Upper Strut Braces?

Post by St6fan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:39 pm

$125.00

Let me know who wants them.

The fabricator has made braces for hotrods and will use industry-standard steel tubing, welds and plating for strut-brace applications.

Price is for front upper and, if it comes in lower than that, will cover a portion of shipping. As for the price, that's not exactly what he quotes and he ummed and ahhed a bit as he didn't exactly know but it will be inside $5/10 either way.

I'll be getting mice done later this week, though it would be swell if I had other orders to swing his way. I might even have some swanky vinyl decals made up to add that cool touch! :)
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Re: Front Upper Strut Braces: Custom Fabricated: $125 Order

Post by ohcanada_00 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:42 pm

for that price point, I'm in.
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Re: Front Upper Strut Braces: Custom Fabricated: $125 Order

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:03 pm

I will - but - after the first of the year; I've spent too much this year, what with the Daisys, tires, propeller shaft,the Bosal muffler/pipe and front pipe, and rear bearings, bushings, and KYBs.
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Re: Front Upper Strut Braces: Custom Fabricated: $125 Order

Post by St6fan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:32 pm

Okay, not a problem.

Just email me: stefan@eurodroid.com with order details. You'll have to send me a cheque - though I can provide you with ID and you can even call my bank to verify I'm a real non-scamming type person and of course you can call me at home/cell/whatever.

So, thus far we have two orders. Anyone else (Petros?) let me know - you could pick it, saving on shipping and we could kick tyres! :P

This fabricator will also make *anything* else. Sway bars, etc... If there's anything the aftermarket doesn't cater for that can be made, he'll make it. :)
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