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Strut Brace.. Over, Under Or Replace?

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Hi, so i got myself a strut brace froma compressor from farhanali and unfortunately the ghost of the pre facelift abs pipe strikes again.

now i had a go today, wondering if i could get the brace to go UNDER the pipe instead of over but... alas it was not much of a goer i just ended up scratching stuff:/

so check out the photo clearly if i bend this pipe downward i have a lot of movement to get it to accommodate the strut brace. same with going over. is it netter to just get new abs pipe form a facelift? and if so, how difficult is this to replace? i.e if i unscrew the old one will i find my face doused in brake fluid?

see image below:

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please let me know what you think.

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No need to replace dude. Many pfl users have fitted struts. Just bend the pipe down very carfully :thumbsup:

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Get some decent weight behind it. You want to gently push the pipe down, try not to bounce or force it too much

fold up a towel on top of the pipe, makes it easier on the hands.

It can be done

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warm it only very gently and then firmly bend it whichever way you think suitable, dont do it in a sharp motion or the pipe will crimp, use constant firm pressure if u know what i mean.

like rather than reversing into another car (why would you do this i dont know but its only analogy popped into my head) at 30mph and causing a big bang you could drive right up to it so you touch it and then reverse into it. i know thats really bad but i hope you get the point im trying to make?

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I did exactly what luke said, got a small hand towel folded over a few times for cushioning on my hands and then used my weight in a rocking motion to move the pipe down. Take your time though as you don't want to force it down too quickly.

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Hey nick as others have mentioned the brake line is different between pre and post, Everyone i know with pre has just bended it down slightly to allow for clearance. t-sport786 has the same toms brace as me and his line was just pushed down a bit to clear :thumbsup:

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