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post #51 of (permalink) Old 22nd July 2009
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Is the bar a load bearing member though?.It is of course with in 30cm of a suspension mounting,but does it add to the strength of the area around that mounting?.

I never did ask VOSA about this when I was testing,but I'm sure your local office will be able to answer the question for sure.It is one of the grey areas of the test,if a Megane or Scenic was presented for a test without the brace then would it pass?.Of course it would,so really it shouldn't fail if the item is corroded,but looking at it the other way,if it is fitted and it is badly corroded,then it should fail......but does the fact that it is corroded make the vehicle unsafe to

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