Originally Posted by OVA
I dont see the extra top braces
you really needs the rear braces?
There is an extra pair of holes drilled in the top deck rails, and I just used an extra U2482 brace. The position is actually just after the rise in the rails, and above the two lower deck screw positions that are used to mount the steering sub-assembly. Flipping the brace upside down, clears the belt fine.
As for the rear braces, are they a must have? Honestly, I can't say yet. I literally put them on the car, and ran them all day. Didn't do a back to back without them, so I can't yet comment on the difference they make.
Otherwise, had a good day with the car today, in preperation for our state titles next week. Started out with the Grainger WLRC setup, with a couple of little tweaks... and car was really good from the get go. Ran through a load of changes, and the main findings for me were to use the front gear-diff (as fast as a spool, but more consistent), take out a little front droop (5.0 on a gauge), and using the extra front top deck brace mentioned above. Car seemed to handle the bumps in the track well, with good steering all through the turns, and carried good corner speed. Had a few comments on how the car looked, and it also seems to suit my driving style... quite competitive too boot.
Still more to try out on friday, and then into racing proper on saturday. Setup here