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post #1 of 3 Old 04-12-2002, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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K member brace ???

Are the newer stangs equipped with a K member brace, stock? Anyone install an aftermarket one on a 99+, how was the installation?(easy/hard?) How did it improve rigidity?

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-13-2002, 01:27 AM
 
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I got one (see sig). Did it make a diff? Ehh....hard to say. Like the 'clean car runs better' syndrome (which is why my car is always clean!), I don't have any objective tests. I think it's a bit firmer - after I installed all the bracing, the car seemed more of a single unit when exiting my favorite nearby off ramp at *slightly* above the suggested speed limit. Rough roads don't seem to upset it as much as it did before.

But I think that the brace, combined with the subs and STB, will keep the car stiffer, longer - thus reducing long term rattles and groans.

I'm sure the 'vert guys WILL notice a diff as those cars really lack support without the roof. Also, those that regularly take cars to the road courses could prob tell a difference. Even with the coupe, I'm sure anything to help stiffen the chassis is a good thing over the long run, esp if any other suspension mods are to be done.

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Thanks for the info.

I'm tired of driving a flimsy boat. It's time to start stiffening things up.

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