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    new aluminum T3 Hatch Brace

    http://www.technotoytuning.com/racin...-aluminum.html


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    Heck if the make anymore braces for these things you wont even need a cage.
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    sweet
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    very sweet, is it $80 usd? how many are available?

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    HA! Is that what the two bolt holes on the C-pillar of the hatch is for? I seriously don't get why toyota actually have the two holes there. Can anyone tell me?

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    now where do you put your new gze bottom end?
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    hmm, me likey. It's good they went with a lighter metal rather than steel, this and the b-pillar bar looks up to snuff.

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    Group buy maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuryYourDead View Post
    Group buy maybe?
    I'm down if you can get a decent price with shipping.
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    i believe benR's shop is a distributor of t3, so you wouldn't really need to pay a hefty shipping fee if ur in BC, i remember buying something awhile back and shipping was like 20 bucks......


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    i could make a bunch, but that would be wrong.

    not that 100 people havnt thought about using those holes for thar or made hatch supports before

    actually if you want a steel one locally like next week, PM me


    ps: steel sucks, aluminum is better

    pps: PMing me makes us both assholes

    ppps: wait, are you posting this cause you're selling them yourself?
    Last edited by greenie; 12-05-2008 at 01:37 AM.

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    Triangulation is key...



    At least it's not heavy.
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    can you explain the diagram please...haha

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    The explanation is that the bar is pretty much useless. Without any triangulation it doesn't really do much other than make it hard to put **** in the hatch. the chassis will still twist, the hatch opening just won't get any wider or narrower. Save your money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad_Turbo View Post
    Triangulation is key...



    At least it's not heavy.
    Quote Originally Posted by ralli View Post
    can you explain the diagram please...haha
    imagine the top 2 images is your car driving straight.

    the bottom 2 images is your car in a hard corner.

    notice the difference in lengths for the diagonal.

    deduce to get your answer.
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    Got some smart ones in here.

    Granted the top (roof) of the "box" is usually narrower than the bottom there would be some change in length with a horizontal bar (as opposed to my simple example), but it'd be far less than a triangulated setup (roof to floor connection) and much less effective.
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    no im not selling them. i can bring them in for local people but with exchange up its getting more expensive.
    if anyone wants to make one go ahead. we live in a free country and its called free enterprise. dont feel bad about it.


    as for the triangulation thing its true you could get better results. but a full cage works better than a STB, but a stb still corrects some chassis flex... really its meant for people who want something easy to install, can be removed and looks pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenR View Post
    but a full cage works better than a STB, but a stb still corrects some chassis flex...
    Just to clarify, it isn't a strut tower brace. A strut tower brace resists load transmitted from the suspension (dampers for an OEM setup, coil and damper for a coilover setup), the lateral forces on a c-pillar is nil compared to where the damper connects to the body. At best it serves as a seatbelt bar, which I wouldn't advise since it's aluminum and there is no main hoop/cage over the occupants. It is pretty though!

    A good tip for anyone building braces or questioning before buying a brace, a el-cheap-o way of seeing if a brace will work is to tie a piece of string between two points taught. Then drive, if the string slackens you know a brace would resist that compressive load. Now do it with the string loose and have something stretchy holding it taught, if you see the main string straightening out then you know a brace would resist that tensile load. I have something a bit more sophisticated than this...but that method would work for anyone with a piece of string and a small bungee cord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenR View Post
    really its meant for people who want something easy to install, can be removed and looks pretty!
    a russian bride??!lol

    Last edited by dano; 12-10-2008 at 10:19 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4age
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    ahhh ic, thanks for clearing things up

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