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Re: Well, got the Butt-Strut. Jeez, must weigh 50l (archive)

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Posted by Victor Hall on December 07, 2001 at 12:45:27:

In Reply to: Well, got the Butt-Strut. Jeez, must weigh 50lbs!! posted by Erik Brannfors - Seattle on December 07, 2001 at 10:04:13:

My neighbor installed one of these on his M roadster. It was a good mod for that application, since the Z-chassis could do for some stiffening, and he's got enough torque to haul that bar around.
However, I dunno whether I would want that heavy a piece on my M. I will wait until someone comes out with a lighter model. You shouldn't need anything heavier than the bars we use as strut tower braces...
just my 2 cents.

I understand what it does, and how it's supposed to do it. But the damn thing weighs a TON!!! I think it is its own gravitational force generator. Must be that fancy flake powder coating on it. No offense to Paul or his company; this is a STOUT piece of hardware. I'm thinking this will take at least 10hp away from the car...he says jokingly... : )

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