Rear strutbraces and chassis flex

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Rear strutbraces and chassis flex

Postby Kev » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:51 am

Theres nothing like some stiff suspension to give some annoying creaks. I can hear my bootlid squeaking on the rubbers down the roads. Its starting to get on my nerves. The bootlid is locked properly but at the corners as the car squeaks I peek more daylight coming through.

Will the more extensive strut braces solve this? I was thinking of making my own cross brace to run from the strut towers to the rear chassis points used in some of the off the shelf kits. I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say the top bars that people run never did squat...

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Re: Rear strutbraces and chassis flex

Postby Bagpuss » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:56 am

Do you own a booter or a hatchback? I've got a two door levin booter and with a roll cage and a basic strut brace I get no play in the rear at all.
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Re: Rear strutbraces and chassis flex

Postby Kev » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:35 pm

I have the hatch. I took out my bolt in half cage as it was too near my head so I may have lost some torsional stiffening.
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Re: Rear strutbraces and chassis flex

Postby Bagpuss » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:03 am

I feel your pain with headroom in caged 86's, my solution was to mount the seat on the floor :D
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Re: Rear strutbraces and chassis flex

Postby Kev » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:10 pm

I would but I wanted to keep the interior reasonably original.

Might seam weld the car.....
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Re: Rear strutbraces and chassis flex

Postby Bagpuss » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:04 pm

We didn't make any cuts in the car shell, just knocked out the original seat mounts (which we discovered were snapping off anyway - eep!) and used some angle steel to make brackets for side mounts, in the end we managed to get the seat about 10cm lower!
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