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i was wondering if any has Rear Torsional Load Brace <a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/RightHereInMyArms/?action=view&current=thumbBuilderCASIHR64.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/RightHereInMyArms/thumbBuilderCASIHR64.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

and the Front Suspension Support Brace from SCP. <a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/RightHereInMyArms/?action=view&current=thumbBuilder.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/RightHereInMyArms/thumbBuilder.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

did u feel a differnce, cornering, launching, wheel hop..?
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noone have these?
 

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One of my fellow Nevada club members has the rear brace and he says he can tell. Another friend of mine has both sets of braces. I haven't spent enough time in the car to really have an opinion on them. I'd think that they are a nice upgrade to our cars. But at this point thats just my speculation.
 

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I have a torsional load brace on mine, Its a pretty noticable difference through hard acceleration and cornering.

As for the K-member bracing I'd get them from Johnny Langton if he's still making them. His design not only connects the frame rails to the K-member, but they also add strength to the K-member itself.
 

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I have them from JL, but they look similar. I also got the rest of his package at the same time, so it is hard to tell which part helped most.

I also got new springs at the same time and it was a different car after all that.
 

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just adding jl's sub frame connectors was a huge, noticeable difference. you can really tell that the suspension and not the body is taking the beating from the road.
 

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I have both of them, the FSSB really hepled the front end soak up the bumps, now I just need to weld the bracket on for my LECB. The torsional load brace? Well it's hard to say how much of a difference it made, I already had the rear shock tower brace but I didn't really notice any big improvements when I put the torsional load brace on. Maybe I just didn't run the car hard enough in the twisties! That's gonna change though since I'm redoing my suspension here very shortly.
 

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ok cool. so they seem like a pretty good upgrade. there bolt on so not hard to install eather so when i find an extra dollar i think im going to get them both. anyone know about how much they weight?
 

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I noticed a huge difference with both, but the RTLB comes in 2 styles. one hangs down way to low and i managed to bottom out and crack it.
 

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I have 4 braces in my car currently and installed each of them at different times, I have a rear torsional load brace, rear shock tower brace, sc L braces, and a custom V-brace, the rear torsional load brace was noticeable most durring dips, and twistys, I definatly noticed a difference, the rear shock tower brace I installed helped mainly in twistys, and sc L braces and custom V-brace seemed to help most in unibody flex, I've gone from oversteer to understeer, my next investment will be lecb, fssb, and a fstb.
 

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sounds all good. iv never hurd of the sc L braces? where they at on the scs? got pictures?
 

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do u have to modify your vbrace to make them work?
 

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I originally used the stock v-brace with the L-braces, the only modification that needs to be made is if you are using fold down seats and that is at the point of the V, it needs to have a hole drilled to bolt the center of it between the two lower bolts to mount the seat frame to the body otherwise the stock bolts are long enough it just takes a lot of patience to get them to thread into both threaded bosses.
 

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oh i understand. im not planing on fold down seats. so im going to have to look into gettin some sc L-Braces now!!
 

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To clear the exhaust and the rear punkin it appears
 

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To clear the exhaust and the rear punkin it appears
Hi

was just under my car. I see the drop is to clear the rear pumpkin mount.

What if the brace was mounted 90* to the picture? I think it would do more.
(flat to the rear)

note: I have no exhaust pipes to the rear of my car.
 
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