|08-19-2008 12:18 PM|
As was already said, a cage that ties and braces the front strut towers to the unibody better would be pretty much the only thing that is going to make one of these Saabs "stiff." And that is not going to be a good thing to have on a non-track car. Also, its totally not needed for a non-track car.
If you want less flexy Swedish performance sedan go buy an S60R, that's my plan.
|08-19-2008 11:55 AM|
|jonny72888||i thought some new upper strut brace was coming out soon.|
|08-19-2008 05:45 AM|
|Castor Troy||i can has ng900 squid bar?|
|08-19-2008 05:29 AM|
|GenuineSaab||There is really no benefit to making the 6point stronger. I have some around here that are made of larger tube. No difference can be felt. The flex is actually coming from the the uprights.|
|08-19-2008 05:16 AM|
|jonny72888||i have been thinking about making something that would help out the 6pt brace. adding some more meat to it. has anyone tried something like this yet?|
|08-11-2008 10:03 AM|
tell it to the guy operating the jaws of life...
|08-08-2008 10:43 AM|
I just like shiny parts that do good things to the chassis.
Especially since it's so flexy...
|08-08-2008 10:33 AM|
The Flyin' Miata guys make some great stuff for that car, no question. But some of that just doesn't translate to a larger, full-bodied car like a 9-3.
I got a ride in a Flyin' Miata turbo'd car, and well, it lived up to its name.
|08-08-2008 09:51 AM|
my bad there called mx5's over here not miata i was thinking of a different car.
anyhow still the same large tunnel for the prop and no roof so needs bracing, i would want anything like that bolted on a road car though in a crash it could be interesting
|08-08-2008 08:59 AM|
|Supergreensol||Poking around the flying miata website...it looks like it's made out of 1/4" aluminum plate...Also, the side rails are a separate piece from the center butterfly brace. I'm not really sure how those cut down on the chassis flex as they are running along the axis it's twisting in the first place, and don't really stop flex. Unless they just provide another mounting point for the butterfly brace?|
|08-08-2008 08:59 AM|
|08-08-2008 08:37 AM|
IronJoe I agree on the convertible issue. But, it can help non-verts too!
Champ thanks for covering that one. I too have the 6-point. It is not a beefy thing that's for sure.
Topher also thanks for covering that one. I don't think a mid brace like that presents any fitment issues on a Saab.
To me as we all know the chassis on these cars is flexy anything helps. Heck you can even feel the simple 2-point subframe brace difference! Let alone the 6-point brace! Both are good products not knocking GS or Nick. Just that they are not all that beefy to begin with which I am sure there are reasons for. But, I think even so something for the middle of the car would certainly help as well.
|08-08-2008 08:14 AM|
|08-08-2008 08:10 AM|
|crazybrightman||the only way to realy help is a full weld in cage that links all the strut tops together. plus thats 4wd so has a larger transmission tunnel so probably needs the brace.|
|08-08-2008 08:08 AM|
|08-08-2008 08:04 AM|
|Saab9-3se||The GS sub frame brace looks beefier than that, just not as big.|
|08-08-2008 06:03 AM|
Convertibles need help with flexiness *
|08-08-2008 06:02 AM|
I want serious business parts like this...
Someone should make a mid sub frame brace like Flyin' Miata has:
I am thinking it would help w/ the "flexiness" of the NG900/OG9-3 chassis...
Source and infoz: http://www.flyinmiata.com/index.php?dept=15