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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:23 pm 
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hey guys, just wondering if anyone knows of anywhere that sells strut braces and/or coilovers for an EB falcon...they would only be for the front because the rear doesnt run struts...

if i cant find any then it's gonna be angle grinder and welder time...make some homemade style ones 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:25 pm 
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i've seen them on ebay in the past. Whiteline might do them?

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 3:33 pm 
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Pedders do a front strut brace
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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 3:49 pm 
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Nolathane do coil over suspension aswell.

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:18 pm 
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i heard that front falcon suspension doesnt need a strut brace as the front end is very strong. cars like commodores benefit from them as they have a weaker front end.

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:58 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
i've seen them on ebay in the past. Whiteline might do them?


whiteline dont make them for EB...only for EF-EL

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:14 pm 
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Slabz wrote:
twr7cx wrote:
i've seen them on ebay in the past. Whiteline might do them?


whiteline dont make them for EB...only for EF-EL
Shouldn't it be the same? Surpised you can fit one over the BBM and intake piping on EF/ELs...

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:28 pm 
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I didn't think Whiteline did E-Series strut braces.
I think they do upper a-arm bracing, which would be more beneficial then a strut brace.

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:43 pm 
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i enquired at pedders about a strut brace for my ed and they said that they dont stock them for the e-series cars as they dont need them, due to the fact that the front of the car is very strong and there isnt enough in the strut towers to warrant a brace. personally i would suggest spending you money on heay duty front and rear sway bars.

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:50 pm 
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Got my strut brace from pedders a few years ago. Part No: 4645, paid $158.
Made a noticable improvement.
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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:05 pm 
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well if its good enuf atm, then my money shall be put else where - such as into a turbo :D

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:38 pm 
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If you could be more specific about what you're thinking of when you say 'strut brace' - The E series would see no benefit whatsoever from a brace that goes from one tower to the tower, the suspension setup on the front simply doesnt 'load up' the towers and therefore no bracing is required.

When you say 'strut brace' this is what I'm talking about....

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If you've got a HUGE amount of power and have chassis/body/subframe rigidity concerns then some sort of bracing might be worth looking at.

Thinking about the layout, and admittedly not having a huge amount of ford-specific knowledge, I'd think tower to firewall somehow would be of more benefit (in a HUGELY powered E)

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:34 am 
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ashvolvo wrote:
If you could be more specific about what you're thinking of when you say 'strut brace' - The E series would see no benefit whatsoever from a brace that goes from one tower to the tower, the suspension setup on the front simply doesnt 'load up' the towers and therefore no bracing is required.



stop spreading misinformation......

here is a pic of the falcon setup.

the top of the spring and shock are bolted to the shock tower. the spring and shock carry all of the load of the front of the car. %100 of the load carried by the spring is supported by the shock tower.
the shock/spring is also angled inward, no straight up. there is a force trying to push the towers inwards......

want proof any one here that has a trolly jack can proove it. simply jack up the car from under the K-frame. messure the distance between the two towers. drop the car on the ground and messure again. it will be different

 

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:39 am 
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Almost every falcon saloon car I have seen has a strut brace. The guys I have spoken to say they make a difference, but they are giving it more than we do on the road (I hope so anyway).

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:42 am 
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ashvolvo - yes thats what i mean when i say strut brace (what other interpretations are there?)

thanks tickford_6...

also, i think ur missing a "play" from ur sig tickford_6

 

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