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aowhaus

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Upper strut bar? Thoughts?
« on: April 28, 2005, 03:00:54 AM »
I saw this on the PW group buy section:
http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180388

I have a B5.5 V6 Tip and was wondering if it's worth it?
What noticable differences/improvements will I experience?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2005, 08:55:52 AM »
it is my understanding that with the second fire wall construction, which is stiffer in the B5.5 than the B5, that the strut tower bracing makes little if any difference.  

The only one i know who had any kind of strut tower brace was Boris, I believe he has a 1.8T and Tip as well.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2005, 08:55:52 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2005, 04:06:41 PM »
I agree with Jon, there would be little improvement the the strut tower bar in our B5.5 cars.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2005, 11:54:45 PM »
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
I agree with Jon, there would be little improvement the the strut tower bar in our B5.5 cars.



It DOES however make it a PITA it work on anything back there though

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2005, 03:34:37 AM »
Do it for looks, not performance.  

LIke everyone said, it doesn't make a difference.  I put one on my GTI and nothing, but it looks cool (IMO).
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2005, 01:29:39 AM »
Quote from: "Spicoli"
Do it for looks, not performance.  

LIke everyone said, it doesn't make a difference.  I put one on my GTI and nothing, but it looks cool (IMO).


it even depends on the chasis. the one on my b6 is hidden, you never even see it since it is under a plastic cover.  these chasis are pretty stiff, probably other places the $$ is better spent on.