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P-Dawger 04-24-2011 09:27 AM

No front strut brace?
 
Noticed in the engine bay pics there is no conspicuous strut brace hoop between the strut pillars....was there no need?

Or is there one built in underneath?

Or is this a post mopar performance accessory to stoke the aftermarket?

It would be great if Mopar made some specific Jeep performance products for after the sale.

Scottina06 04-24-2011 09:31 AM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
it speaks in the intro how much stiffer the chasis is from the wk----wk2. I guess it really wasnt needed. Im sure it will be something the aftermarket jumps on....

mjw930 04-24-2011 08:51 PM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 402121)
it speaks in the intro how much stiffer the chasis is from the wk----wk2. I guess it really wasnt needed. Im sure it will be something the aftermarket jumps on....

I'm sure they will but it's unlikely it will do anything other than lighten someone's wallet rather than provide any performance improvement.

The WK2 chassis is 146% stiffer than the WK and I'm sure if this would have needed one it would be on it from the factory.

robpp 04-24-2011 09:19 PM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
did the srt8 wk2 show one in the recent unveil?

Scottina06 04-24-2011 09:47 PM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
^^^^nope

moosehead 04-24-2011 09:47 PM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
http://www.blogcdn.com/autos.aol.ca/...1303241538.jpg

robpp 04-24-2011 10:00 PM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
^^^^^^^^ then you prolly dont need one :lol:

mjw930 04-25-2011 05:08 PM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
Of you check the suspension out you'll see this IS NOT a strut suspension vehicle but a dual A arm. The top of the shock tower is not loaded side to side hence no need for a strut brace.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/drivetrain/suspension_01.jpg

Marlin 05-06-2011 03:11 PM

Re: No front strut brace?
 
No it's not a strut design but still has a spring/shock unit loading into the "strut" towers ;)

The new body's stifness is the real reason it's not required.
Aftermarket will sell heaps though...... sparkle sparkle :)


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