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Old 10-09-2018   #1
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Question Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

Just bought wiechers strut brace for my B, 1999 w/ABS. Tried to install but failed due to itís hitting intake pipe. Asked manufacturer and send pics, but they said there no B like mine in Germany. Is anyone with same problem? Any solution/comment will be welcomed!!
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

I know there were some threads speaking of strut brace. I read them and am still confused. The only way I should take is just return it to Wiechers and look for something else to try again??
Anybody please help.
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

I can only send photos of mine, Looking at mine there is a extra bend to the brace. As the photos show there is plenty of clearance. Also does the air intake on yours look higher.
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

Don't want to confuse things any more but barchetta's do seem to have two different air pipes at the point of were the strut goes across. The yellow one seems the same as yours sweeping up and the blue the same as mine more horizontal.
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

The yellow car has a different induction system, this was put on later models, the other is an early edition,
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

To me it looks like the whole induction system is different (intake manifold, throttle body and piping)
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

Thank you all for your advises!
Yes, mine looks like later model but my B is 1999..donít know why.
In Japan it was called ďlimited editionĒ which has leather seats. Maybe thatís why.
Again thank you for your help!!
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

The later engine with all the different induction components is a CF3 version. CF3 engines were only fitted to the European models in the MkII "B"s

I think the clue here might be that the emmisions regs in Japan have (to my knowledge) always been tighter and ahead of those in Europe.

There was a similar issue in Europe in the 80s with Switzerland. Their regs were tighter than the current EU ones so they got the Strada/Ritmo Abarth 125TC which did not have the same induction system and carbs as the 130TC.

Still don't understand why your strut brace manufacturer said there were no CF3 / MkII "B"s in Germany
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

Understood. Mine has Mk-II.
I just send the brace back to seller and start talking with other manufacturer. Iíll update itís status for everyone who has Mk-II. Again, thank you for your help!!
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

Hiya, I believe the wiechers strut brace are for non abs models but If you buy a sparco strut brace , its a better fit and will fit both or all models.
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Quote Originally Posted by KC3 View Post
Hiya, I believe the wiechers strut brace are for non abs models but If you buy a sparco strut brace , its a better fit and will fit both or all models.


They said it will fit to ABS model but did not fit to my B due to the intake pipe. Iím looking for Sparco but did not find any yet.

Found this one. Anyone has any info?
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Wow! Whoís manufacturer??
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Re: Strut brace doesnít fit to my B

dsm-car-concept is a German company. The strut brace is selling at 115 euros. Below is the main site web page. Altogether a lot of reproduced parts are on offer as well as tuning parts makes for interesting reading. Contact details are given. Your probably like me I just use google translate to help. http://www.dsm-car-concept.de/main/
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