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**Wiechers R129 Strut Brace**

 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:19 AM
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20 minutes to install
- very light contact on the airbox
- removed 2 brackets for the metal fuel line
1) Make sure that you've installed the bar on the right vs. the left side. It's to bad that they don't mark the bar.

2) Lay a cloth on the airbox , then raise the bar with a large screwdriver, then tighten the bar with your socket on each side. Look under the bar and you should notice a 1/4" gap on each side.
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Thanks for that info. I think I am going to order that Red bar for my r129
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I was interested in a Strut Bar. It comes in Steel, Aluminum and Carbon Fiber. Which one is best for a R129?
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I was interested in a Strut Bar. It comes in Steel, Aluminum and Carbon Fiber. Which one is best for a R129?
May I suggest that you go with Steel rather than a soft Aluminum. I don't believe the Aluminum gives the torsional strength that a Steel brace delivers.
Please show me a web address for the Carbon Fiber brace. Remember that this a 129 and not some fancy high end race car that needs a light weight Carbon Fiber anything.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I made a mistake and thought the Carbon Fiber would fit an SL500, but it's actually for a SL600. Here is the link to it anyway.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wiechers-st...QAAOSw-xVaA7uQ
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