Which kind of brace struts...

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Re: Which kind of brace struts...

#16 Post by Dorchester » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:40 pm

ROVER-25X wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:31 am
To be fair to Dark Ice they only really have stuff for post 2000 ROVER's and don't specifically sell for the R8 but have parts that can be adapted to fit to cover themselves.
I agree but it's a shame they don't take in charge all R8 models (mainly coupés & cabriolets) from 1989.
However I was told by several mates on mg-rover.org and by a Dark Ice seller himself as well that 400/45 rear brace struts will fit nicely at the back of a R8.
At the moment I'm indecisive whether I'll try to fit a rear one or not. I'd better to test the front one before and see the improvement if any.
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Re: Which kind of brace struts...

#17 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:38 pm

Little by little by little, best way.
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Re: Which kind of brace struts...

#18 Post by The Origina lNom » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:02 pm

I recently fitted a Dark Ice / DGMRS rear strutbrace to my HHR 400. Massive improvement to the handling. I had suffered what I thought was body roll despite using uprated springs and bought the strutbrace which immediately gave a firmer flatter ride.
I believe the chassis had been twisting before but not any more.Although that is not the only handliung modification, I can now accelerate throughout bends without leaning against the curve of the bend and the steering turn in is sharper too.

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