OMP Front Strut Brace Bar For MINI (Gen 1)
Adjustable strut brace that can be tightened to make the chassis stiffer. It will improve the turn in response through corners as well as making the handling more predictable. As seen on our show cars. Available in Red only. Unfortunately this doesn't fit MINIs with the Works Sound kit. For the MINI One, Cooper & Cooper S. Spraying service available to meet your requirements.
Upper and lower strut braces help to stiffen up the front end of the MINI chassis. Believe it or not a car is not as solid as you think. Through corners, acceleration and braking the chassis flexes and twists due to forces applied on the car at these times. In a race car a chassis will be as stiff as possible to help it corner well, in a road car there is less support. The reason for this is that its expensive to fully stiffen a chassis and in an average road car the extra rigidity is not needed as the forces applied are not as great as they are in a race car. If like to push your MINI through the corners a bit harder and faster than the average road user then a little extra rigidity will help.
Upper strut braces and lower strut mounts are designed to stiffen the chassis and basically work as a bar, tying together two points to hold them together to make sure they don’t move. The upper strut brace attaches to the top mounts on the front suspension mounts (can be seen when opening the bonnet). The lower brace attaches to the bottom of the suspension assembly on the underneath of the car. Fitting these will stiffen up the front end of your MINI R50/R53 which helps to keep the car rigid through corners. This will be noticeable as cornering will become more stable and more predictable, which in turn gives the driver more confidence. They also help to give the car better turn-in through corners too. The upper OMP strut brace looks great too under the bonnet.
Both the upper and lower braces can be fitted separately or together, but work better together. Fitting one will stiffen the front end slightly whereas fitting both will give you a noticeable improvement through corners. We supply both the OMP upper and lower braces if you want them to match and are inexpensive modification too. The OMP upper brace is adjustable too, which allows you to set the stiffness level.
- Improved Handling
- Reduces Body Flex
- 1 x OMP Front Strut Brace Bar
Lohen offers in-house fitting for all products at our workshop in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Here are the important things you need to know:
Fitting Cost - If bought from Lohen £15. If not bought from Lohen £30
Fitting Time - 15-30 Minutes
Required Additional Items/Services - No additional items or services required.
Lohen Recommends - Purchasing other braces to get the best performance out of your car.
Returns and Refund Policy - Refunds are available within 7 days after delivery for products that are unused and are in original packaging. Special order goods are non-refundable. Products that are damaged in transit to or from the customer can be refunded up to 14 days after the product has been delivered. Products returned to us in imperfect, non-resalable condition will not qualify for refund. Products that are faulty due to manufacturing process are refundable under the manufacturers' warranty for a limited time specified in the manufacturer's terms and conditions. These do not apply if the product has been fitted incorrectly or mis-used, motorsport use could further reduce the manufacturer's warranty. If an order is cancelled or refunded the buyer is responsible for the return of the goods to such address as directed by the supplier and is at the consumer's sole expense. This does not affect your statutory rights.