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Old 08 Jan 2005, 05:43 pm
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Default Auto-Crossing a Cruiser, and strut Braces

Anybody done this before?? I was thinking about it, there is a event here in April that I might go to, too far ahead though to make plans just yet.


Also, I saw a Strut-Tower brace for a Cruiser at Advance Auto-PArts for $30 or $40. Does anybody have on of these, and does it make any kind of a difference?? Chances are I'm going to get it, but still want to know. I figure since my car is so slow in the straights I might as well make it carry what little speed it can muster in the corners (Yeah, I'm sure I could add a Turbo and what not to it, but I'm going to dish out that kind of money)
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Old 08 Jan 2005, 05:47 pm
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Dude, if the strut bar looks anything like the Freedom design one, then I would go for it.

Have heard of local autocrosses in the area, haven't gone, but know a club buddy that has run his car one the track for fun.
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I'm sure it doesn't look like it, it's just very plain looking. I don't mind though, I don't show off the car or anything (got another for that and all) but I do want the outside to look a bit unique and nice. But as far as under the hood goes; I could careless
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Old 08 Jan 2005, 06:57 pm
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That's a heck of a price. I'm going to check that out. I will be doing one of them, but try not to expect too much. The nuts can only be torqued to 15-20 ft. lbs. This won't make it an Elise, cause it can only hold stuff steady so much...
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 02:25 am
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ya have to see what brand it is......

I picked up a less expensive one from
procarparts.com......which is probably
the same one advanced has.....

I've had no problems with mine....and
it works great.....

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Old 09 Jan 2005, 01:16 pm
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when you do autocross can you please take pictures? My old roomate in rochester was big into autocrossing he had a 98 240SX and i always joked about taking him on in the cruiser.
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 01:48 pm
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quote:Originally posted by Konkeler
...I saw a Strut-Tower brace for a Cruiser at Advance Auto-PArts for $30 or $40. Does anybody have on of these, and does it make any kind of a difference?...
From my experience, you get what you pay for. For $40 I don't think you would be happy with this "light-weight" strut brace as it most likely will flex too much to do any good. Just my two cents. Good luck. [8]
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 09:42 pm
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It's just a big metal bar... And as far as picutres go, you bet I'll get some!! However, the event isn't till April, so it's too sonn to make a definite call. Will probally get the Brace Friday after my pay-check comes in, I have the money now, but don't like to run too low...
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Old 10 Jan 2005, 05:32 am
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there is an autocross event in here that i will hopegully join to see how my pt runs with other cars, i never autocrossed in my life so i dont know what the outcome will be :/. Any advices guys and gals
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That's a great price - sure it's made for the PT? If so, go for it. It'll "tighten up" your steering, take out slop you don't know you have now.[|)]
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