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Engine Stabiliser Brace

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Old 10-03-2010, 07:19 PM
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Can anyone tell me whether or not the engine stabilser brace should have any play in it, and if so, how much?
I am wondering because mine has quite a bit of movement, and since my next job is to replace the 3 engine mounts, do I need to replace the brace or its bushings as well.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:44 PM
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I replaced my bushings with ones I got from IPD a year ago. From what I can remember there is less than 1/2" of movement. What's that stats on your ride?
 
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:02 AM
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If you're referring to the top brace, yes, it will have play in it. You can buy a retro-fit kit that will firm it up though and will make it more rigid like a strut bar. You'll suffer a little in vibration, but it will firm up the front end (just depends on what you seek).
 
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:18 PM
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Thanks again guys.
2002 S80 T6. 117k. I've had it since it was a newborn, and I am not ready to let it go. This year, it got a new timing belt, water pump, power steering pump, battery, alternator, ignition coils and probably some other stuff I can't remember.
I am going to order the bushings and all the motor mounts from IPD today. Hopefully, a more stable engine will keep more things from falling apart.
Any more advice?
 
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