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NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning Covers Tuning & Performance modifications for the NG900 (1994 to 1998) & OG9-3 (1999-2002) & '03 Convertible

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Old 6th October 2008
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Hi all,

I have recently purchased a '96 900 Turbo which came with a few mods already on it, one of which is an Abbot anti-roll bar. I love the car and am planning on modifying further.

After a couple of paranoid days where I thought I had bulkhead seperation (which turned out to be worn suspension bearings) I have decided I don't want to risk the aforementioned happening and so am considering fitting the Abbot steering rack brace kit , primarilly as a means of toughening the area.

I am also considering the six point brace sold by that fella on ebay which I would fit at the same time as I have read that combined they would significantly aid handling.

Naturally this would help handling, but would it help avert bulkhead problems or would I be wasting my money?

What do you all think? Thanks alot!!
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Old 6th October 2008
Tweek's Turbos Tweek's Turbos is offline
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Can't tell you much regarding the bulkhead. But I think mine Saved my oil pan. Others argue it destroyed it.



I would like to think if it wasn't there the pan would have exploded. But being there turned a catastrophic rupture of the oil pan, into a slow leak that allowed me to find a nice Civil War battle field to come to rest at.


This was all a result of hitting a "yump" at about 70mph and landing really really hard.
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