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Old 01-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #21
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my car came with one from the factory, I removed it after the turbo install for something like 6 months cause I was too lazy to remember to put it back on. Once I did put it back on I felt ZERO difference in the car.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:37 PM   #22
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I run my triangle brace. it helped a lot with cowl shake and keeping the tires from skipping on rough pavement.
Same here with my autoexe 3 point brace, turn in and steering feel is better and more predictable. It did start pushing a bit more, but is now more neutralized the car cause I had a bit of oversteer bias.

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Old 01-30-2007, 08:05 PM   #23
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what kind of hose is that you are running from the turbo?
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:13 PM   #24
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sounds to me like the tower bar acts a little bit like sway bar in how it changes the balance and characteristics. i guess thatd mean that to keep the same balance youd need a rear tower bar to go along with it. on another note though, when i had my car apart it looked like mazda put in a rectangle support tube to each of the rear shock towers integrated into the unibody. would seem to me that itd be impossible to stiffen that point anymore. anyone feel a difference with the rear tower bar to prove me wrong? id like to be wrong.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:06 PM   #25
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It doesn't do anything. What you felt was in your head.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:01 AM   #26
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what kind of hose is that you are running from the turbo?
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:44 AM   #27
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I thought I saw the same stuff when you posted a pic of your bay rican.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:45 AM   #28
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So do the front and rear brace at the same time and cancel out any push/oversteer characteristics. I already took off my rear sway bar and tune my shocks for slight understeer on the street. I'm sure you could easily tune out any effects of the bar.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:11 AM   #29
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by pushing, you mean understeer?
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:10 AM   #30
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I thought I saw the same stuff when you posted a pic of your bay rican.
I used mobil home sewer hose from walmart...I don't think that will take the heat abuse from a turbo though
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