CravenSpeed Strut Tower Defenders STD
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CravenSpeed Strut Tower Defenders STD CravenSpeed Strut Tower Defenders STD

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Mark Robinson
May 24, 2021
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Bought these as a replacement for my strut brace as I wanted better access to the engine. Well made product and very easy to install (Took me 10 min to remove brace and install these)


Advantages: Clean install and look great.

Disadvantages: No instructions.
Extension nut was a very odd size, did not fit metric or imperial spanners?

MY FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
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Remove existing top 3 nuts from tower.
Flatten if required if bulged.
Place small washer then thread extension and nip up.
Place appropriate bracket over extended threads (Take care to not damage cables on edge)
Place large washer followed by large nut and tighten.
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CravenSpeed Strut Tower Defenders STD

SKU:  CRMC-0040
WEIGHT:  5.00 lbs
brand: Cravenspeed
Our price: $138.95
list price: $142.95
you save: 3%
 
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Average customer rating:
4.98 out of 5
(based on 438 votes and 1 reviews)
 

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Whether you are competing at an autocross or driving on a Sunday afternoon, your MINI is at risk. Unless you already have some STD's, you ought to catch a few just to be safe. Because around every corner, in the very depths of every pothole, and the pinnacle of every bump, G forces lie in wait. The occasional G may seem harmless by itself, but at times there may be several lurking in one rut and once they have done their damage to the sheet metal atop your tightly sprung strut towers, it will be difficult to resume normal activity.

Mushrooming
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but you may not be able to detect the mushroomed strut towers if you looked at a million photos. Less than one inch of tower deformation can be extremely detrimental to your MINI's alignment. This has been a common issue that MINI owners have had to face. It is a compromise in the design of the vehicle where the tight springs allow for the griptastic handling that we love on the twisties, but are the main reason that our MINIs have a unique disposition for sheet metal deformation.

CravenSpeed STDs are a preventative measure. Instead of suffering the consequences of a lack of protection, using STD's to your advantage will strengthen your MINI's strut towers before deformation can occur. By sandwiching the sheet metal between the strut and this 1/2 inch thick aircraft aluminum plate, it is strengthened ten-fold. Craven Speed STDs retain a 1/2 inch thickness throughout ensuring that there are no weak spots. Installation is easy using the included instructions. It will take about 10 minutes to ensure that you do not have to go through a lengthy and expensive alignment repair. Available in Black Powdercoat. Sold as a PAIR.


These Strut Tower Defender Support Plates are one of the many MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories that we carry and fits the following MINI Cooper Models and Years:


Gen1 MINI:

R50 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

R52 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

R52-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

R53-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006


R-Fifty WHAT?? Confused about what model MINI you have? We’re here to help. Check this out for more information.

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(1 reviews)  
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1 Most useful customer reviews (see all reviews):
Mark Robinson
May 24, 2021
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Bought these as a replacement for my strut brace as I wanted better access to the engine. Well made product and very easy to install (Took me 10 min to remove brace and install these)


Advantages: Clean install and look great.

Disadvantages: No instructions.
Extension nut was a very odd size, did not fit metric or imperial spanners?

MY FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Remove existing top 3 nuts from tower.
Flatten if required if bulged.
Place small washer then thread extension and nip up.
Place appropriate bracket over extended threads (Take care to not damage cables on edge)
Place large washer followed by large nut and tighten.
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you guys are the best. I'm an ownner of a new/used mini and every part I have needed you have fouind for me or it is already on web site with full discription. Your help has been invaluable to me. Thanks
Jeff Hull

Wow u guys rock..I recieved my bumper protector for my Mini Cooper S 2007 Conv R52.I cannot believe how perfect it fit. I have bought some great things from here and I have yet to be disappointed. Just want to shout out to all of you @Outmotoring for the Excellent Customer Service,this is why customers keep coming back. THANKYOU!!
Cathy SANTINI

Greetings,

I'd like to express my appreciation with the fine treatment and excellent client handling I received from Aaron on the telephone, September 22, 2020.
I was in a jam for a much needed tool from you facility, and Arron had a professionalism that calmed me. He located the correct tool, expedited the order, and had it set to leave your facility within thirty minutes.
I couldn't have been happier with Aaron taking care of my order. What had begun as a stressful call for me turned out to have a very pleasant closure.
Thank you for staff that are competent and kind. I think Aaron is a wonderful asset to the Outmotoring team.

Best,
Mark
Mark

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