Can anyone tell me the main purpose of the 2 heavy bars that run from front cross member to just after gearbox. I have to remove the driver side to replace rack boot and was wondering if it’s an issue with the car on a 2post lift. Pretty sure it’s ok but just checking.
It wouldn’t be a problem to remove them to carry out repairs. They appear to be there for structural strength around the engine.
Thanks for the reassurance Joe.
I’ve replaced both boots no long ago without removing these parts, it was a bastard of a job to push the new ones back in especially the drivers side , me under the car trying to guide the boot in between gaps with a screwdriver and a friend turning and pushing the boot from the wheel arch.
I can believe that spiros. I’ll be on my own probably so deffo removing the brace on the driver’s side to give me more space. You deserve a medal doing that with it on, must have been a nightmare getting the clips on.
Didn’t use clips Derek,zipties instead.
Job done! Wasnt too bad once brace was off. I could think of more fun things to do on the motor mind😂