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    Too much body flex

    Anyone have any ideas on how to stiffen up the car so there is not so much body flex? Is there an under hood support I can add or anything else I can do to the car to get some of the body flex out of it?

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    Front strut tower brace, roll bar,sub frame connectors.....

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    ^ i have SFC's and Panhard bar, and strut tower brace, its pretty stiff

    RK sport makes a set of SFC's for verts, theyre good and cheap too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    ^ i have SFC's and Panhard bar, and strut tower brace, its pretty stiff

    RK sport makes a set of SFC's for verts, theyre good and cheap too
    Thanks. Do you have links to the RK SFC's or Panhard bar?

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    umi fabrication, bolt on sfcs, panhard, stb, etc.

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    I've got the UMI front strut support on mine, pair that with weld in sub frames and it will take out some of the twist.

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    I recommend weld-in SFCs first, they strengthen the most flexible part (mid-car) on the vert chassis. You will notice the car feeling much more rigid and handling better

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    Installed a strut tower brace yesterday, and it seems to have made an improvement. Sub frame connectors are on order and will do them next.

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    Anyone try the UMI bolt in SFC's yet? Been thinking of getting some. Going to check out the RK sport site to see if they are any cheaper.

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    Installed BMR'S SFC, LCA, Strut Tower Brace,QA1 adjustable shocks, and Ajustable Panhard Bar... And I love it.

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    I put on a STB and it was alot better, but the twist especially under
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    I'll find out next week how these affect ride and handling as I bought UMI bolt in sfc and got a used set of lca's. Looking forward to doing some wrenching!

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    Weld In SFC first. Bolt ins are better than nothing but from past experience those lock nuts just never stay tight enough and you have to check em from time to time to keep the creaking away.

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    Did my install this week and have to say I'm pretty impressed!No more creaking and groaning over bumps,takes curves better and feels more fun to drive.Haven't seen any down side yet.If bolts start coming loose then I'll see about getting them welded.

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