To tie the front strut towers together an eliminate flex, we used a front Rennline strut tower brace. The brace is made of aircraft aluminum and uses right and left-hand threads so it can be tightened on the car to give the brace a bit of preload to improve its stiffness. The brace is low profile and fits under the stock trunk trim.
The adjustable ends also allow the brace to be fitted precisely on the car despite production variance between cars and to make up for any settling the chassis may have undergone during its life. The brace is a direct bolt on and still allows the use of the OEM plastic cowl covers. The braces ends are stiff aluminum, CNC machined from billet.
Stay tuned, in our next article we will talk more about our car’s chassis as we install the parts and do our setup. This 987 project is going to be a very special one that we are are going to be putting time and effort into to make this car a top performer at the track. We also feel that these older non-911 Porches are going to be a great bargain for a wonderfully performing project car and we want to showcase what can be done.
We also have a lot in store for Project 987 in the brakes, engine and aero department. that we can’t wait to show you.