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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:19 pm 
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All braces are shipped and on the way. Will start sending trackings to everyone whenenver I have a chance. Those who are located close to our location will probably receive them tomorro.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Mine came in yesterday. Thanks Jardamuth!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:59 pm 
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got mine today in lindon, ut. thanks for all the effort involved! :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:43 am 
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Got mine! Looks good! SUPER light! Nice laser cut logo too!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 am 
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Received with thanks. Any installation instructions though?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Got mine! They came with instructions and bolts.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Received the 2 braces today.
Only i had to pay an extra 60€ for customs.

Very nice and light.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Received my 2 braces yesterday. Thanks Jess.

Took my first drive of my Cultus convertible with the first brace I bought last December. It no longer has side-to-side cowl shake and steering column dance typical of verts. I can actually feel the suspension working to absorb bumps instead of the chassis flexing.

Tips for installation.

If you need more clearance around the oil pan when using a torque wrench to tighten the right side control arm bolt, use a wobble extension. It will give you a few degrees of offset. Also, some thin spacers help prevent the factory lock washer from gouging the aluminum brace surface when tightening.

I will post photos later on..


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:43 pm 
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damn! ...I need to check in here more often ...I can't believe that I missed out on this one :'-(

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:03 am 
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Hey sorry i missed the brace sale, is there a way I could get a discount on a purchase.....Scott


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:59 am 
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Finally got around to installing mine last night, now that the car is mostly repainted. Boy, that was a miserable two hours. Despite the fact that it has been exclusively a southern and now southwestern car and has almost zero rust, the control arm studs were more than 1/8" out of alignment with the front holes in the brace. I ended up ruining a 1200lb cable puller (probably should have bought a bigger one). The problem I ran into was that, with the puller attached to the undersides of the two control arms, the puller cable blocked the brace from coming down far enough for the hole in the brace to line up with the stud on one arm (I bolted the other side onto its stud to keep it in place) I tried attaching one end of the puller to various parts of the body and engine, and in the process bent it completely out of shape. On my last try I was able to push the puller cable towards the rear of the car enough that, with a lot of grunting and pulling, I was able to pull the brace down with one hand and pound it onto the stud with a rubber mallet in the other. I was glad to have adequate amounts of liquid courage on hand, especially since it was 80 degrees in the garage and I was lying on my back the whole time. No pics though; I was too exhausted and frustrated to worry about pics.

If my brace came with instructions, which I recall it did, I've since lost them. I think I might have mounted the brace incorrectly. I removed the large washers on the front the control arms, slid the brace as far back on the studs as possible, and then put the washers under the nuts before tightening the nuts down. I suspect the washers should have gone between the brace and the control arm, and the lock washer, which I didn't use, should have gone under the nut. My plan is to drive the car for a few thousand miles, hopefully the suspension will settle in place, and then if need be I can remove the brace and reinstall the nuts correctly, without all the drama reinstalling the brace.

Despite all this, I have nothing but praise for the brace. It's lightweight and beautifully made. I have a number of older cars I maintain/modify and am already looking at the next project car after the Metro is driveable. Among all of them, only the Powerstroke Diesel has more aftermarket support than my Geo. The Swift/Metro community is really lucky to have this kind of aftermarket part availability, especially such high quality.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:15 pm 
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I would be interested if there another
group buy for the underbody brace.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Indeed you did thank you very much!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:39 am 
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Do another one Jess!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:11 pm 
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i need an underbody brace for my white gt. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:01 am 
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If you make a other group buy count me in i missed this one :-?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:25 am 
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Me too!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:56 am 
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count me in also. got one on my gt now need 1 for my gt vert.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:33 am 
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Im ready for another one for my other car.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:30 am 
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I would love a brace for my 1998! Keep me posted. Low on cash high on willingness! Do you still make the steel ones?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Nope, the steel ones are long gone.

Is there more people interested? I might go for another group buy but I need 20 firm buyers before commiting. Keep this thread coming and I will watch it closely.

Thanks for the feedback folks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:37 pm 
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OK like i said im in. So start counting.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Ok I am in for sure for 1 for 92 swift.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:44 pm 
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okay. I need two.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:07 pm 
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im in for at least one.

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