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Old 08-19-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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May be mocking up the first one next weekend. On either Greenzilla or SLEeper. There'* a chance the shop that'* helping me may want to work up kits if there'* interest.
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i would be
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The braces may end up being curved or bent. We're trying to leave clerance for everyone'* CAI'*.
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what'* the benefits of the other two bars coming to the front?
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I'm still interested.
Are you going to just make the K shaped piece and the two new brackets for the front? Or are you going to include new brakets for the strut towers?
I'm guessing your trying to re-use the OEM strut tower brackets.

Ever think about making a bar to connect the top of the rear shocks together?
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Can't get to the location for a rear bar, and there'* good framing there anyway.

I'd LIKE to come up with a bracket for each end of each new bar, so installation is simpler and cleaner, and the box required for shipping would be much smaller. Especially if the pieces are made to be universal L/R by simply flipping the brackets around.

Benefits would be a much more rigid ride. Same step in performance perhaps that the 87-91 crowd get when they install our STB for the first time. This would triangulate the load. I know that my bar flexes in hard corners. It rubs on my hood insulator sometimes.
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if you make it, i'd buy one....
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I'm so interested, I've got a 3D model.
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Dependent on price...I would like one, granted I dont hit the corners as hard as I used to, it would be nice for the days I do. How would this affect traction and weight distribution?
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Reducing flex in the suspension pickup points should give quicker turn in response. The car should also settle into the corner quicker and be more stable.

Reducing flex, where the suspension attaches to the chasis, allows the suspension to work better.
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