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Has anybody had any issues fitting an upper strut brace to an r50 ?

I have just bought an OMP one (from ebay, second hand) and I'm struggling to get the bonnet shut properly.

There doesn't seem to be the room between the battery box and the bonnet.

Any help would be fab

Cheers in advance

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Has anybody had any issues fitting an upper strut brace to an r50 ?

I have just bought an OMP one (from ebay, second hand) and I'm struggling to get the bonnet shut properly.

There doesn't seem to be the room between the battery box and the bonnet.

Any help would be fab

Cheers in advance

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I've only ever seen them listed for the cooper s, is it meant to be compatible?

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I've only ever seen them listed for the cooper s, is it meant to be compatible?

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It was advertised as a non 'S' model but I now have my suspicions. Anyone wanna buy a strut brace ????? Lol

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It was advertised as a non 'S' model but I now have my suspicions. Anyone wanna buy a strut brace ????? Lol

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I'd have it off you but I'm skint till the 25th (just bought a bypass valve and belt tensioner and massive brembo's in the last few days)

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I'd have it off you but I'm skint till the 25th (just bought a bypass valve and belt tensioner and massive brembo's in the last few days)

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Has anybody had any issues fitting an upper strut brace to an r50 ?

I have just bought an OMP one (from ebay, second hand) and I'm struggling to get the bonnet shut properly.

There doesn't seem to be the room between the battery box and the bonnet.

Any help would be fab

Cheers in advance

 

I think you've just gotta be carefully shutting the bonnet until the strut beds into the soundproofing, it is a very close fit

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Has anybody had any issues fitting an upper strut brace to an r50 ?

I have just bought an OMP one (from ebay, second hand) and I'm struggling to get the bonnet shut properly.

There doesn't seem to be the room between the battery box and the bonnet.

Any help would be fab

Cheers in advance

 

I think you've just gotta be carefully shutting the bonnet until the strut beds into the soundproofing, it is a very close fit

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I can't remember what my first strut brace was on my mini but my bonnet didn't shit correctly at first then after a while I noticed two little dents either side of the bonet so just be careful.

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I can't remember what my first strut brace was on my mini but my bonnet didn't shit correctly at first then after a while I noticed two little dents either side of the bonet so just be careful.

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Some peeps had to remove the padding if I rem rightly...

 

Hi Si

Yeh, I've already removed the padding, and it didn't help much. I thought I may have missed something silly. The brace seems to align with the bonnets inner skin reducing the clearance even further.

Ian

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Some peeps had to remove the padding if I rem rightly...

 

Hi Si

Yeh, I've already removed the padding, and it didn't help much. I thought I may have missed something silly. The brace seems to align with the bonnets inner skin reducing the clearance even further.

Ian

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I can't remember what my first strut brace was on my mini but my bonnet didn't shit correctly at first then after a while I noticed two little dents either side of the bonet so just be careful.

 

I wish I'd read this before I fitted it !!


I now have little dent on the bonnet. I can only assume that there is just less room under a Coopers bonnet.


Cheers

Ian

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I can't remember what my first strut brace was on my mini but my bonnet didn't shit correctly at first then after a while I noticed two little dents either side of the bonet so just be careful.

 

I wish I'd read this before I fitted it !!


I now have little dent on the bonnet. I can only assume that there is just less room under a Coopers bonnet.


Cheers

Ian

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So sorry to hear that mate wish I had got my comment in sooner.

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So sorry to hear that mate wish I had got my comment in sooner.

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Don't worry about it, I had the little dents before I posted my query :-(

Cheers for the thought though

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Don't worry about it, I had the little dents before I posted my query :-(

Cheers for the thought though

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I have managed to get rid of about 95% of the dents. I may have a go at modifying the brace (modifying a modification, what's that called ??? Lol) I won't fix the dents fully until the brace is either fitted properly or sold !

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