Front suspension - Upper Strut Brace

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My Name: QuantumMechanic

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Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:29 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Location: South Oxfordshire England UK


Has anyone fitted an upper strut brace to their front suspension? These are supposed to give better handling etc... and I am finding the C3 a little strange in comparison with other cars, it seems very susceptible to road camber, kind of a mind of it's own; I thought maybe I would try a strut brace and see what difference it makes. (I've had them on other cars I've owned).
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
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Mileage: 140000
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Hi QuantumMechanic, welcome to the forum.

Can you say what shape C3 you have (original, facelift or the new 2010 shape). I drive an original shape and don't notice the problems with the suspension that you find. Maybe its me, or maybe your suspension setup is out. I assume you have it all standard, rather than lowered? It would be worth checking the suspension for worn parts or incorrect setting before adding parts to make up for a deficiency due to a faulty part.

To answer your question,
I don't have a Strut Brace fitted, sorry.
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