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Post  jesseswiftgti on 14/01/11, 12:27 am

they look better raw than painted i reckon !
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Post  garndi on 14/01/11, 02:12 am

Cheers Mate, I just posted out one in gloss white today, looked really good.

Will try get some pic's up of the other colours.
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Post  stevieh6 on 14/01/11, 12:32 pm

what are they made of?

I'll have one in black on next payday
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Post  typhoon on 14/01/11, 05:58 pm

so do you think they will make any kind of difference on my race car? bearing in mind i have solid mounts fitted already
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Post  garndi on 16/01/11, 12:06 am

typhoon wrote:so do you think they will make any kind of difference on my race car? bearing in mind i have solid mounts fitted already

It a solid brace and will definitely help with the handling of the vehicle.

Depends on how solid your 'solid' mounts are.

If there like the one's that I make (alloy with a bonded metal rubber insert) then its not really necessary to have a fourth engine mount.

The brace is useful as its helps to stop the rear engine/gearbox mount bolts getting pulled out.

This brace design is also quite good in an accident / front end crash.

InstantCustard wrote:
If he buys one, charge him an extra £20 and forward it to me! Neutral

scratch
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Post  ADAM on 20/01/11, 12:44 am

Hi all,
Just thought I would report on my findings with these braces.....I want One!!! Andy I want it back lol Laughing

The brace changed the feel of my car, I already had a Hot Bits Brace on it, but once Andy's brace was fitted it made the car feel much stiffer, much more solid and a lot nicer to drive.

My car has pretty sloppy engine mounts as they are, this meant I could feel a lot of engine movement under hard acceleration. The brace pretty much stopped the movement and improved the drive of the car under acceleration no end.

You can feel that the brace is there when manoeuvring the car slowly. You get a slight vibration through the steering wheel, this I like, it gives the car a better feel, a more sort of "capable" feel. This vibration can be eliminated with better clutch control, ie. Not letting the car do all the work just on the clutch with no revs. I cant see this being a problem to anyone on here tho, if it did im pretty sure you would/should all be driving Saxo's and Corsa's with power steering, and safety stuff like airbags Rolling Eyes Laughing

It’s safe to say that I would/will definitely purchase one when I have enough money.

Anyway, here is a few pictures of it on my car.

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Post  garndi on 30/01/11, 10:04 pm

I now have 2 left and one of them is taken pending cash...

Click me now for a good time
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Post  jesseswiftgti on 30/01/11, 10:12 pm

please tell me your going to be making more of these mate ?
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Post  garndi on 31/01/11, 12:10 am

I have only one left on ebay, Most likely sold.....

I can make more no problem, I have a working jig for the strut brace and the 4th engine mount.

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I will only make another 5 if there are multiple people interested at once (at least 2 buyers) as the costs are hight as well as the effort to get them to a finished product.
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Post  jesseswiftgti on 19/04/11, 05:17 pm

any of these strut braces left ?
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Post  garndi on 09/11/11, 06:43 pm

Just paid for another batch of these to be laser cut...

Any interest let me know asap as I have 3 left to sell.

Colour will be Gloss White or Unpanited.

Total : £150 posted to your door (within the UK)

Pm if your over seas and want a shipping quote.
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Post  JDOG on 09/11/11, 08:55 pm

il have one

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Post  garndi on 10/11/11, 05:05 pm

Started sorting things out today for the next batch of strut braces with 4th engine mount....>
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Thinking of just keeping with the black theme...
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Post  garndi on 10/11/11, 05:10 pm

JDOG wrote:il have one

Send me paypal credit and you can have one Wink
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Post  JDOG on 10/11/11, 07:49 pm

I get paid on the 28th mate il buy one then Wink

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Post  shuja on 13/11/11, 08:58 pm

I'll definately buy one. Can I have it in black?

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Post  JDOG on 13/11/11, 09:35 pm

im having bright pink Laughing

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Post  shuja on 16/11/11, 09:09 pm

Got the money waiting, just need the go ahead

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Post  garndi on 17/11/11, 12:03 am

shuja wrote:Got the money waiting, just need the go ahead

Hey Mate, They are ready just need painting.

I picked up some Black paint today ;o).

Will PM you my paypal details.

Cheers
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Post  Cle on 17/11/11, 09:00 pm

whats the price including postage £150 ?

Also can you send them unpainted ?

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Post  garndi on 18/11/11, 10:40 pm

Cle wrote:whats the price including postage £150 ?

Also can you send them unpainted ?

Cheers
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Yeah Mate £150 posted, I can do one un-painted for £140 posted.
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Post  JDOG on 23/11/11, 05:47 pm

done me a pink one yet blood? i get paid next friday

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Post  garndi on 23/11/11, 09:06 pm

JDOG wrote:done me a pink one yet blood? i get paid next friday

Blud, You buy the paint! send it to me and I will paint it Wink .
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Post  Akdam on 17/02/12, 03:27 pm

This is a quality bit of kit. I fitted one of these to my standard GTI and have been driving with it on for a couple of weeks now. The ride is massively improved, handling is much stiffer, and the engine brace stops engine movement and cuts out the delay when pulling off.

Basically this was a great buy and I thought it was worth letting others know!

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Post  hazza on 19/04/12, 03:38 pm

Any chance that these are available for purchase?

Unfortunantly it seems like garndi's website is down and im unable to get in touch with him.

Anyone willing to sell their's and post to OZ?

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