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Just Some Dude in Jersey
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There are currently 2 people interested, one firm and one undecided. Contact Norbert and give him your address so that he can calculate shipping and give you a ballpark total price.
 
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Thanks for all they have interest on that special parts from CYI Priewe !:yup:
But only one can win!And the first who wrote me a PM in person get the parts!
So the pull rods (Zugstreben) from Hartmut are sold to Texas!

Norbert:veryhappy

Btw. I still have a 5 speed Getrag 240 in my parts pile.If there is any interest too,let me know also by PM!
But sorry,it is not such kind of painless complete solution like Mickey the rainman got from me!
 

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Front brakets are bolted on the front frame rails through the belly pan, no welding is involved. Those stabilizing bars are easy to install. On the negative side, they are very low from the ground, especially if your GT is lowered. I had a chance to check them on some GTs at Europatreffen in Holland last year.
Seems this could be moved up 6” so as not to be so low.Any pictures of that ?
 

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Seems this could be moved up 6” so as not to be so low.Any pictures of that ?
For them to work correctly and not put an unnatural loading on the lower control arm bushings, the pull rod pivot point needs to be in line with the axis of the lower control arm inner pivots.
 

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For them to work correctly and not put an unnatural loading on the lower control arm bushings, the pull rod pivot point needs to be in line with the axis of the lower control arm inner pivots.
So it would look like this when mounted to the frame ?

Picture updated.

Many years ago , Jim from Australia thought the rod should be attached more outward bound on the lca ( to increase effectiveness).
 

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So it would look like this when mounted to the frame ?

Picture updated.

Many years ago , Jim from Australia thought the rod should be attached more outward bound on the lca ( to increase effectiveness).
That’s more like it!

Yes, I agree with Jim’s assessment. Further out would be better. Heck, if you could go out to the ball joint that would be ideal. But then you have to concern yourself with tire clearance during steering.
 

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Pictures

That’s more like it!

Yes, I agree with Jim’s assessment. Further out would be better. Heck, if you could go out to the ball joint that would be ideal. But then you have to concern yourself with tire clearance during steering.
I thought I saw a picture of a set that mounted closer to the ball joint. However, I can’t find it via the search engine. If anyone has a picture; please post it here.

Thanks,
Bob
 
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Was there not a template inside the package for cut the elongated holes in the belly pan:confused:
Hope the template goes not in old paper trash:ugh:
I think you show the right direction in you picture:yup:
The front bracket from the pull rods used the same holes as the bumper brackets used!
At the lower A bracket you used the correct position,use the holes what are still there.

Sorry not a better picture found so fast!
Will ask for a next template :yup:
 

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Hi Bob
Was there not a template inside the package for cut the elongated holes in the belly pan:confused:
Hope the template goes not in old paper trash:ugh:
I think you show the right direction in you picture:yup:
The front bracket from the pull rods used the same holes as the bumper brackets used!
At the lower A bracket you used the correct position,use the holes what are still there.

Sorry not a better picture found so fast!
Will ask for a next template :yup:
Hi Norbert,
Yes, you did send a template and I did not discard into the trash :)
It has been recommended to attach the Steinmetz strut rod as far outbound on the lower control arm as possible. I thought I had seen a picture of an attachment different location than in the picture you found. As I recall ; someone in the States made their own Zugstrebe and posted a picture.
Thank you for the assistance,
Bob
 

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The zugstreben eventually found their way to me anyway lol. They have migrated from Texas to Oklahoma and received my “famous” black and gold treatment to match the rest of my car. I’ll probably install them tomorrow!
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Got them all bolted up. Pretty easy install except the template for cutting was off by 1cm laterally and 3cm longitudinally on my car.

They look pretty good, but avoiding large objects in the road is now a huge priority. If a curb or rock sneaks up and bites one of the supports it will be catastrophic to the frame, suspension or both.

 
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