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.

Reviews

 
(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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Customers' comments

Ordered for the first time. My order arrived quickly and packaged with care. The headlight rings were easy to install and so were the tail light trim. Amazing product. Ordering again for sure. Thank you out motoring!
JC

Installed short shifter kit with no problems except kit did not come with 'o' ring for shifter shaft. Factory 'o' ring was too larger off of OEM shift lever. I would also recommend some good out door adhesive to reinstall dust cover on shift box, because some of the locking tabs may break off when removing. And with this short shifter kit there is no need to modify shifter box as some other products require you to leave dust cover off or purchase a drop cover to accommodate the longer shift lever. Thank you so much Out Motoring for another great product and customer service, Jon
Jon Newman

I spoke to Aaron one day when they were shut down due to snow and ice no one was in but Aaron he made it in,so I was calling about my order and Aaron answered the phone and I asked him about my order and he checked it out and told me that the order went out and we got talking about MINI CAR'S HE WAS SO NICE OF A PERSON AND TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD A STORM AND NO ONE COULD MAKE IT IN BUT HIM HE TRYED TO GET OUT OF HIS DRIVEWAY WITH HIS MINI BUT IT WAS TO BAD SO HE DROVE HIS TRUCK AND MADE IT IN AND THEN HE TOOK MY ORDER AND WE SAT ON THE PHONE TALKING ABOUT MINI CAR'S I WILL ONLY BUY FROM HERE.!!!! THEY HAVE THE THINGS THAT YOU DONT SEE ON OTHER WEB SITE'S.THAT'S A PLUS TO HIS COMPANY.!!! I BUY FROM HERE ALOT AND TODAY I'M GOING TO ORDER SOMETHING'S FROM HIS COMPANY. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK Aaon.!!!! AND YOU HAVE A GREAT STAFF.!!! THE WOMAN THAT TAKE'S MY ORDER ALL THE TIME HER NAME IS BRETNEY AND SHE HAS ALOT OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE MINI CAR'S I MUST SAY SHE IS A KEEPER.!!!! HE ADDS NEW PRODUCTS THAT SAY'S ALOT ABOUT THE COMPANY THEY KEEP ON LOOKING FOR NEW PRODUCTS THAT IS A PLUS TO HIS COMPANY AND I LIKE THAT...!!!!!!
John Marchione

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