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Old 10-22-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Does anyone have anything to say about the Team Flatspot Rear Subframe Brace?
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:20 PM   #2
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never heard of it
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:26 PM   #3
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Keith Tanner has one on "Baby".
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:13 AM   #6
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Unfortunately, I cant find any pictures of the brace. All I can tell you is what you will find in the first few sites youll find if you google search the brace. Braineak is right- babys got one that you can read a short blurb on if you go to keith's personal website. its a longitudinal brace on the rear end that limits the amount of squat youll get under acceleration and braking. I can neither find out where to buy one, nor can i find a picture through google. If any of you find one, please post. This sounds like a good brace.
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its limiting squat?
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due to the lack of any information I'd say it doesn't sound like a good brace.


All it does is connect the forward mounting points for the lower control arm on the rear suspension to the floorpan. From the little searching I did, it sounds like the dude was simply buying metal rods at Lowes and welding them up. He also stopped making the things about 10 years ago.
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due to the lack of any information I'd say it doesn't sound like a good brace.
+1 mostly because if it limits squat is has me scared
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it sounds like a traction bar for drag racing really. If you have no squat in a corner, you might as well have + camber.
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To stay on topic, if you want to know something about the brace maybe get in touch with someone who has one ... I don't know, maybe someone from FM?

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Old 10-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #12
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Im not going to buy one, just interested in what the heck the thing is. It sounded a bit unique. But- as Braineak stated, if there is this huge lack of data or buyers, its gotta be for a reason.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:20 PM   #13
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It's team FLATspot. that made searching for it a bit easier. Couldn't find any pictures but it sounds like the factory subframe bracing for 94+ cars.

in the installation notes Keith posted, it sounds like it is just drilled and bolted to the floorpan without additional reinforcement which sounds like a bad idea. the 94+ had a reinforcement peice there to take the strain which was made available through MMD for 90-93 cars. it has to be welded in.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:45 PM   #14
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Do you know if the 94+ models were attatched to the upper A-Arm as well?
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Im imagining a complete loss of suspension using this brace- but that does not sound usefull to anyone. Ill have to get under my car again and take alook at everything back there.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:18 PM   #16
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I sent Keith a message- ill post the findings when i have them.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:20 PM   #17
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they sound something like what i circled in this picture:



whether or not the team flatspot brace forms an 'X' or not, i have no idea. it sounds like it might.... although it would seem that might interfere with the exhaust and PPF
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how does that affect squat? (nice paint work marty
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i have no idea how that might affect squat, other than maybe preventing deflection of the a-arm pivot point.
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Seems like if thats what you want to do then you might as well throw some leaf springs back there instead
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