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Old 12-31-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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MID Chassis brace

What do you guys think about this brace? $46 not a bad price

probly too weak?
Unibrace UB is overkill?

Is it worth buying
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GTSPEC-Mid-C...e#ht_789wt_973

or go with this other brace by ultra racing ~160$

I also included Unibrace pic too
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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Looks unnecessary to me...
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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1st one looks oem.
2nd one looks like pvc pipes.
3rd one looks nice in red.

if you could, wait for another Unibrace sale. I got a pretty solid deal on mine
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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Looks unnecessary to me...
i loved my Stern subframe bar.. I will be gettin the APR rear sway bar very soon and I want another thing to complete my suspension.

the middle pieces look just despicable, flimsy, laughable Those 2 pieces needs to be upgraded ASAP
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:28 PM   #5
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the thing also is that I have about $70 worth of Ebay bucks that i can spend starting on January 3rd.. I probly will purchase the APR rear sway bar with that, I was just considering my next purchase
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:33 PM   #6
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I've used GTSPEC chassis braces on a previous car and they were a great bang for your buck. However, as you can tell by the ebay description, they are updating the design. It's your money.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:36 PM   #7
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I've used GTSPEC chassis braces on a previous car and they were a great bang for your buck. However, as you can tell by the ebay description, they are updating the design. It's your money.
yeah i read that, but how much are they going to change it?
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:19 AM   #8
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yeah i read that, but how much are they going to change it?
They're probably changing it because that design is worthless. No resistance at all to Chassis twist. I think the Unibrace is the best design, but the most expensive. If you really want to deal with chassis flex this is the one to get. I noticed differences immediately on leaving my Driveway after the install..
Top it of with the XB and you've got one stiff bunny...

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #9
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"Here, let me spend almost 10x the amount than I was thinking about spending."
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the first pic doesnt look any better than stock, dont bother.

the second pic just looks cheap, and the lines arent even straight on most of them ive seen. sloppy.

the 3rd one unibrace is by far the best. and the front to back hold def makes a difference too, in take off and stopping flex. i noticed that more than i noticed side to side improvements.
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I have the middle one (Ultra Racing) and can affirm it is strong! Very strong! I installed that along with their front brace and have no complaints at all so far.
Flimsy? Ha! I mounted it in a pair of vices and put some serious twist pressure (4' breaker bar) into it and nothing! It is made of oval steel tubing.
The main reason I went with Ultra Racing is because I have a resonated down pipe and as plac has already proven repeatedly, Unibrace just wont clear it.

Unibrace is a very quality piece otherwise though.

First pic is a joke. (GT Spec)

HERE is my install and review of the Ultra Racing braces. They can be purchased for less than $160 too!

OP, in my opinion, there is no such thing as "overkill" when it comes to bracing your chassis. As you can see in my sig I also run the Unibrace XB, and my car feels solid, without being harsh what so ever!
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Mail me a check for the amount of the first ones. That will be just as effective as they are.
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Mail me a check for the amount of the first ones. That will be just as effective as they are.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #14
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Any DP : AWE or 42 Draft designs??

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I have the middle one (Ultra Racing) and can affirm it is strong! Very strong! I installed that along with their front brace and have no complaints at all so far.
Flimsy? Ha! I mounted it in a pair of vices and put some serious twist pressure (4' breaker bar) into it and nothing! It is made of oval steel tubing.
The main reason I went with Ultra Racing is because I have a resonated down pipe and as plac has already proven repeatedly, Unibrace just wont clear it.

Unibrace is a very quality piece otherwise though.

First pic is a joke. (GT Spec)

HERE is my install and review of the Ultra Racing braces. They can be purchased for less than $160 too!

OP, in my opinion, there is no such thing as "overkill" when it comes to bracing your chassis. As you can see in my sig I also run the Unibrace XB, and my car feels solid, without being harsh what so ever!
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