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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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My new Shock Tower brace

I made this brace not to hard. I saved alot of money.

I made my Rear Torsion Brace also.

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sweet! i made mine a few months back. how do you like it so far? what size tubing did you use?
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Actually I have not driven it with the tower brace in it yet.

I have driven it with the torsion brace and I did notice a good bit of stiffness.

I used 1 inch steel tube for the torsion brace and 2 inch galvinaized channel for the tower brace.

I hope it keeps the back straight.
And no more flexing.
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yeah u should really like it. what thickness wall did u use on these braces?
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The wall thickness was half an inch.

Really strong. I can lift my car with the torsion brace.
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Mine has well is working great

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Wow what a huge difference when I drove to work this morning.

The rear stays super flat in the turns.

Now to go to work on the front.
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yeah i havent gotten around to hittin the front up yet. i have a lot of sub-frame connectors up there, just not the STB. i guess that im just a lazy fabricator. i dont feel like messin with the bends yet. lol yeah i know im a bum
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KP, do you have a picture or your braces?
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Uhm.. U interested in fabbing the rear torsion brace and the brace in the trunk for me and makin some $$?? Lol

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Sure, we are close enough that we do not need to ship.
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Schweet! Looks like a good plan.. And for a good meet.. How much u thinkin for both of them and prolly meet in July?

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Does these "sub-frame connectors" make a big improvement ? I see then here and there but a bit overpriced IMHO

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I have had them on other cars and yes the braces all work to keep the car solid.

I have not got to them yet on my Bird.

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