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Old 02-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #16
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The car i got the xbrace off of was in a front end collision but i didn't see any bends or wrinkles in the brace.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:36 PM   #17
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You'll be fine...

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If you just open the holes up, you may find that the brace is not that effective - it will let the front move in the big hole! Why bother installing it!

However, if you drill the holes, then weld a washer in place that should solve the problem.
That's a great idea.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #18
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Hi all, how much of a change will be noticed with the x-brace instead of the OEM one!
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:37 PM   #19
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it's by far the best $150 suspension mod you can do. It really stiffens up the front end... much more so than a strut tower bar.... it also helps protect the oil pan, which is a REALLY good thing if the car is lowered...
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:13 PM   #20
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X-Brace installed!!!! I just drilled the holes bigger.

Just need to torque the bolts.

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Old 02-09-2009, 06:07 PM   #21
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Hi all, how much of a change will be noticed with the x-brace instead of the OEM one!
There is noticable difference. The front end feels more precise.

Also noticed greater propensity for snap oversteer, but that could just be because corner entry speeds have increased.
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