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Old 06-22-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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Schnell Front Brace Interference

I've read about fitment issues around the battery, but I have a different problem - on the passenger side just behind the strut tower is an aluminum tube with a black screw-on cap that interferes with where the passenger bracket goes. Looks like air conditioner tubing? I'm not sure, but I know I can't move it.

Did anyone else have this problem? Is there a workaround?
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:47 AM   #2
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Working from just the passenger bracket and adding pieces as I went towards the driver bracket, I was able to make everything fit. I am up against the battery and heater hoses...there is amazingly little free clearance under there!

An initial test drive last night on my everyday road showed a significant improvement in front end rigidity, particularly in curves where I have one wheel hit something like a utility lid that wasn't set flush with the road.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
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congrats im glad you figured it out. so in your opinion you like the mod?
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:34 AM   #4
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congrats im glad you figured it out. so in your opinion you like the mod?
Absolutely love it! My car has 55K miles, M30 suspension, and we have rather mediocre roads here - it has made a huge difference in the apparent rigidity and has significantly reduced the small creak noises that I find very distracting.

Before buying my 986 I drove a couple of 987s - while I prefer the interior and exterior of the 986, the one thing I really appreciated about the 987 was it's enhanced rigidity (it also had more legroom, but I fit OK in the 986 at the limit of the seat travel). I no longer envy the rigidity...though I suppose that could return if I drove another 987 back-to-back.
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