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Old 09-07-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Just wondering what is the advantage of having these chassis braces ..besides to look good..lol
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Ive had my front and/or rear drive shafts pop out of my center diff cups after funky landings. I'm wondering if those braces would help eliminate that
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They will take away a bunch off steering and handling.
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how much steering and handling does it really take away?
only curious because i just last nite broke my rear chassis brace and need to replace it.. debating plastic vs king headz

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Just wondering what is the advantage of having these chassis braces ..besides to look good..lol
On our cars, we went to rear aluminum chassis braces to limit the flex of the chassis just ahead of the gear box. The design of the brace, however, still allows for torsional twist, unlike most designs. A lot can be done with a brace.

On the front of the car, we're now using a full - hard brace, which limits the flex much more than the rear, thus keeping the steering geometry where it's supposed to be.

The design of the suspension geometry will dictate how an aluminum brace will affect the overall performance of the chassis.
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They will take away a bunch off steering and handling.
Hehe, not in the case of the SG, which handles the rough better than any buggy I've seen... and has more steering than anything I've driven. We're even changing the caster to limit how fast this buggy can change direction. ...and we're using aluminum braces front and rear.
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if your plastic brace breaks like that
it's time to mount a alu one
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If your worried about not having enough chassis flex with a solid aluminum brace, there is always this.
http://www.fioroni.com/inglese/prodo...gua=ita&cerca=
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