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AtomF
07-01-2010, 09:03 AM
Bought these tower braces from mpracing, front and rear. Front's on. Does anybody have a picture of the rear one on so I can get an idea of where to slap this bad boy?

lvemy3100
07-01-2010, 09:15 AM
I will post a pic of the one on my car a little later today. I would do it now but I dont have a pic on hand and I gotta bring my wife to work right now

AtomF
07-01-2010, 10:15 AM
That works. Thanks!

AtomF
07-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Bump

lvemy3100
07-03-2010, 09:32 PM
very sorry.. got caught up with family stuff. I will get the pics tomorrow.

juanvan
07-07-2010, 10:47 AM
I want to see how it looks installedas well :)

lvemy3100
07-07-2010, 10:50 AM
having issues with getting these damn photos off my phone.. should have em up in a bit

young gun
07-07-2010, 11:27 AM
fail. google works like a charm

lvemy3100
07-07-2010, 11:40 AM
fail. google works like a charm

the only fail I see is yours because those arent my pics and the install isnt right in the ones you posted.

AtomF
07-07-2010, 04:12 PM
the only fail I see is yours because those arent my pics and the install isnt right in the ones you posted.

Oh damn.

young gun
07-07-2010, 07:19 PM
:(

AaronGTR
07-07-2010, 09:00 PM
Seriously... installing STB's is about the easiest thing you can do. If you can't figure it out, you don't belong around cars. lol

GrandAmGTTT
07-08-2010, 05:07 PM
Seriously... installing STB's is about the easiest thing you can do. If you can't figure it out, you don't belong around cars. lol

lol x2 and mark i had sent you a PM a few days ago. Do you think you could read it and get back to me by chance?

geldartb
07-09-2010, 06:57 AM
im sorry but this is a 2 bolt deal. if your having problems lay it on the floor and you can clearly see what bolts to use.

im going to take a guess and say you don't do your own repairs.

PhantomLover007
07-09-2010, 10:13 AM
Throw up a pic of it. I'm not seeing any STB's on the PFYC site. If it's the rectangular one like in the pic above, I have no idea. If it's the one liek on CustomGrandAm or E-Bay like this...

http://customgrandam.com/rearstrutbrace.jpg

there's a trick to it. Unscrew the 2 end pcs and attach them to the strut towers. You may have to back off the back "stop" screw on the bar itself a bit. Then reattach and adjudt the bar. The easiest tool I found to use in that tight space is the ratchet w/ the twist handle on the end of it. IIRC, Craftsman makes it. That thing is great. :applause:

lvemy3100
07-09-2010, 10:50 AM
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/lvemy3100/Phonepics001.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/lvemy3100/Phonepics002.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/lvemy3100/Phonepics003.jpg

lvemy3100
07-09-2010, 10:53 AM
I cant get the last pic to rotate. Its shows up right on my photobucket account but wont view right here

350rs
07-10-2010, 11:16 AM
not trying to be a jerk here or anything.. but im curious why bother with a rear strut brace on a FWD car?

Dont take it the wrong way, but to me it seems like a waste of money and time. I know what a brace does and i know the advantages it gives racers. I just dont understand it on this particular application. Edjumacate me!

juanvan
07-10-2010, 11:27 AM
Just for body roll - less lean

WidbyJ
07-10-2010, 02:41 PM
A rear brace adds a LOT of rigidity to the whole rear end. Well worth the small price - try it!

AaronGTR
07-10-2010, 02:42 PM
not trying to be a jerk here or anything.. but im curious why bother with a rear strut brace on a FWD car?

Dont take it the wrong way, but to me it seems like a waste of money and time. I know what a brace does and i know the advantages it gives racers. I just dont understand it on this particular application. Edjumacate me!

Drive wheels have nothing to do with it. It's about handling. Stiffens the chassis so the suspension can react better without the body flexing and helps keep the tires on the road. Sharpens the responses when making direction changes too. The back wheels are important too, not just the fronts. ;)

Just for body roll - less lean

Wrong. They won't do anything for body roll. That is all springs and sway bars.

350rs
07-10-2010, 05:49 PM
Drive wheels have nothing to do with it. It's about handling. Stiffens the chassis so the suspension can react better without the body flexing and helps keep the tires on the road. Sharpens the responses when making direction changes too. The back wheels are important too, not just the fronts. ;)

what i was getting at is the weight. All the weight from motor and tranny is up font. The only real weight in the rear is a full tank of fuel. I grew up in a world of RWD and thats what i know best. Honestly ill probably never totally understand it. But to each his own.

AaronGTR
07-10-2010, 06:46 PM
It's about chassis stiffness. Doesn't really matter where the weight is, the rear of the chassis can still flex. There is still a good amount of weight there, and there is a big hole in the middle where the rear seat pass through is. Stiffening that up can improve the cars response in a sudden lane change maneuver or in a slalom.