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Old 2nd May 2006, 19:51   #31
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Question strut braces for swfit

is there anyway i can fit strut braces on my swift as the struts are covered with a plastic cover and are too high and closer to the cabin !!
i don't think there is enough space under that hood for strut braces !!
is there anyone who's installed them??
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is there anyway i can fit strut braces on my swift as the struts are covered with a plastic cover and are too high and closer to the cabin !! !!
Why bother ! Car handles well enough and is quite stiff


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i don't think there is enough space under that hood for strut braces !!
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Dead right!
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Old 2nd May 2006, 23:58   #33
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guess you're right probably wont feel the need once i get better footwear!!:-)
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I dug up this old thread as to avoid a creation of new thread.I had some doubts regarding the strut braces.I heard a friend mentioning lower strut braces-what are they and how are they different from the regular ones?
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I think lower strut braces are the same thing as anti roll bars. It is normally a rod connecting the bottom end of the struts to each other.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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I dug up this old thread as to avoid a creation of new thread.I had some doubts regarding the strut braces.I heard a friend mentioning lower strut braces-what are they and how are they different from the regular ones?
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The lower brace connects the gap between the two lower arm mounts on the unibody.
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Are they available after market for swifts.The friend who mentioned about this had a baleno and he told me that after fitting the strut braces he found it hard to steer at high speed in bends.Something like under steer ,Any comments on this?
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The swift already has a lower strut brace.
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Woow that was news Vikram.That might be the reason for the rock solid behavior around the corners.
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I think it is called a stabilizer bar in company lingo.
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I think lower strut braces are the same thing as anti roll bars. It is normally a rod connecting the bottom end of the struts to each other.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes you're wrong. Anti-roll bars dont add stiffness to the structure but rather optimize weight transfer.

And the stabilizer bar you're referring to is the anti-roll bar, not a lower strut brace.
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I think lower strut braces are the same thing as anti roll bars. It is normally a rod connecting the bottom end of the struts to each other.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
i guess not - in a independent suspension set up, if the struts were to be connected with a rod, it would foul with the suspension i suppose..
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i guess not - in a independent suspension set up, if the struts were to be connected with a rod, it would foul with the suspension i suppose..
Almost all the cars with independent suspension ( and some with non independent) does have an anti roll bar.

You're partially right in thinking that an anti-roll bar fouls with the 'working' of an independent suspension independently. Stiffer anti roll bars would make the suspension stiffer and the movement at one end of the suspension is partially transmitted to the other end. But it will never make the independent suspension behave like a non independent suspension. The anti roll bars are connected to the body/chassis of the vehicle so as to limit the roll.

Some cars even have it at the back. Some Swaraj Mazda mini buses have it at the front & rear. I have seen them.

Maruti Omni doesn't have an anti roll bar even at the front.
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So still the question is un answered.Hey gurus can any one help me please?
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And thanks for correcting me.
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