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Morse's strut tower brace by 4thfiero
Started on: 03-19-2015 12:52 AM
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Last post by: ITALGT on 03-23-2015 09:44 PM
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Does anyone have a contact for Darrell or have a strut tower brace you would sell? I like his design

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...030819-1-026696.html
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Report this Post03-19-2015 06:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wftbClick Here to Email wftbSend a Private Message to wftbEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They look nice for sure but a strut tower brace is a big waste of time in a fiero .The trunk wall is a built in strut brace . Peel the carpet back , you will see what I mean .I use the brace to lift up the car when I drop a cradle .
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Originally posted by wftb:

They look nice for sure but a strut tower brace is a big waste of time in a fiero .The trunk wall is a built in strut brace . Peel the carpet back , you will see what I mean .I use the brace to lift up the car when I drop a cradle .


Well said. Strut braces were made popular on the DSM (Eclipse, Talon) cars of the 90's.....and that body really needed it. The Fiero?....no.
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Darrell has been out of the Fiero parts business for quite some time.
These are long out of production.
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Even the though the Fiero probably doesn't need it .... The more brace the merrier. I'm running the brace from the Fierostore on my 88.. In fact, I don't feel as much roll than I did without it... Plus as stated, I think it looks cool too.
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If you look at the design it has mono balls to connect it, IF the Fiero were to flex, with the built in brace already, it would twist, thus the mounting points that pivot would do nothing to help. It would have to connect in the front of the towers to do anything.
well it does do something, makes it look rice, and adds weight.

If you look at the cars they usually come on, they have huge gaps between the towers and any kind of support. Not the Fiero.

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Report this Post03-21-2015 08:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So sorry...having a strut tower brace is BAD for the Fiero? is that whats being said? bcc of the design?
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We are saying it is useless on a Fiero.
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The Darrell Morse Strut Tower Brace is pure bling and nothing more on a Fiero. I have one on mine and like the look. It may be ricey to some but I'm ok with it. It does not scream rice to me... lol

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Report this Post03-22-2015 12:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Okay thanks guys
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Originally posted by unboundmo:

Even the though the Fiero probably doesn't need it .... The more brace the merrier. I'm running the brace from the Fierostore on my 88.. In fact, I don't feel as much roll than I did without it... Plus as stated, I think it looks cool too.


The placebo effect can be very impressive. A strut tower brace, needed or not, does nothing to reduce roll. It's purpose is to reduce chassis flex. I have a Morse STB. I like it. It looks good. It does nothing but look good.
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Report this Post03-23-2015 05:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ITALGTSend a Private Message to ITALGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I pretty much agree with everyone above.

The only time a strut tower brace is really needed is if the trunk wall steel has been removed or heavily modified. As mentioned, the towers are already heavily braced by the trunk steel itself.
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Report this Post03-23-2015 05:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bigformulaSend a Private Message to bigformulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
cut your trunk out and replace with the strut brace?
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Originally posted by bigformula:

cut your trunk out and replace with the strut brace?


If for whatever reason you cut out the front trunk structure... and it's built-in cross support that keeps the towers braced... yes.

Something needs to keep the towers rigid:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F...3/HTML/000066-7.html
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Report this Post03-23-2015 09:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt28Click Here to Email fierogt28Send a Private Message to fierogt28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
From a standpoint, its just a show piece...period.

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For the vast majority of Fiero's out there... that pretty much sums it up.


Edited for the smiley face...

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