Strut braces

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Postby peterg » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:18 pm

That would be good....and some idea of cost. Steel would be better for me as I'm after strength not show. Cant see much to be gained from a rear one either as the rear will be considerably more rigid than the front.
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no no strutbrace

Postby David Gentleman » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:51 pm

Looked at the GTA today......and no. It is really, really difficult to do a front strut brace. Firstly the liner has to come out like I said before, then the fibreglass curved section that seperates the boot area from the scuttle/heater blower area has to be cut out. The locking mechanisms and cables for the bonnet realease have to be binned, and finally...the turrets are covered by the main fibreglass front section skin, the main think that everything sits on. This would all have to be cut away to get the strut ends to bolt onto the top mounts. The Ress car had all this binned and probably had bonnet pins to hold the bonnet back down.
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Postby peterg » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:15 pm

D'oh!!!!! :lol:
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Postby rupert » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:21 pm

This pic shows the rear brace, just visible.
Hope the link thing works....
http://www.renault-alpine.com/i/ress21.jpg
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Postby peterg » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:38 pm

The link works!! That is one sexy under bonnet shot 8) . I wonder where they got the orange coloured pipe that goes from the turbo heat shielding to the vent at the side of the engine bay. Mine is a manky old thing that looks like its made of sack cloth.....really nasty and would like to replace it!
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Postby rupert » Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:48 am

rupert wrote:The set of pics on the RACI website are also very good, a couple of racing GTA's one with huge front brakes, you just scroll through... this should work:
http://www.renault-alpine.com/ress.shtm


Peter, this link I gave earlier has 65 rather saucy pics of a race prep'd GTA, scroll through them using the 'Vorvarts' button..
Particularly impressive front brakes![/quote]
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Postby stephendell » Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:12 am

The sexy orange pipe is brake/air ducting. I have some on order at the moment. Also available in blue or twin wall silver. The brown (orange) pipe is the cheapest so that's the one everyone uses!
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Postby Alpineandy » Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:36 am

stephendell wrote:The sexy orange pipe is brake/air ducting. I have some on order at the moment. Also available in blue or twin wall silver. The brown (orange) pipe is the cheapest so that's the one everyone uses!


On order from...? a web-site ?
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Postby paulg » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:01 pm

rupert wrote:This pic shows the rear brace, just visible.
Hope the link thing works....
http://www.renault-alpine.com/i/ress21.jpg


and what a great place to put your rad / intercooler !!!
:lol:
the turbo cooling pipework looks suspiciously like the industrial stuff in our aircon ducting at work !!
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