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How to fit a Strut Brace?

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Big smiles because me Strut Brace arrived today

Now, how do you fit them? is it a simple case of unscrewing the Bolts at the top of the strut, attaching the afformentioned strut brace then Screwing the bolts back?

Or would I need to raise the car off the ground first so the car doesn't fall over when I uncrew the bolts?

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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

bolts off, brace on and then bolts back on
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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

I know it is a different car, but any tips in here:

https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo-guides/47410-how-fit-front-upper-strut-brace.html
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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

Quote Originally Posted by Stuart DemonD
Feeeeeeeck I need to drill stuff?? Aww man


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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

The car won't fall over, as the car's weight will keep the tension on the springs anyway...

Just make sure there's nothing in the way of fitting it, on the Punto there is the brake fluid reservoir and on the higher models (i presume) there is the power steering fluid reservoir.

Good luck mate... is your car still working after the ACE meet?
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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

Quote Originally Posted by Trancendental
Feeeeeeeck I need to drill stuff?? Aww man


I'm gonna do it Beasty's way
depends on the car as to whether you need to drill or not.should be fairly obvious if you have lined it up
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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

Quote Originally Posted by cinqysxmk2
Just make sure there's nothing in the way of fitting it, on the Punto there is the brake fluid reservoir and on the higher models (i presume) there is the power steering fluid reservoir.

Are you talking about a mk1 or mk2 punto? The Mk2's don't have power steering fluid...
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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

Quote Originally Posted by cinqysxmk2
is your car still working after the ACE meet?
Yes it is thanks its fecking driving like its on pills and doesn't look like its coming down any time soon....

And the petrol now lasts way longer
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Re: How to fit a Strut Brace?

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Are you talking about a mk1 or mk2 punto? The Mk2's don't have power steering fluid...
The mk1... The only one I have tried fitting a strut brace to.
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