Transmission Chassis brace works wonders - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2007, 11:16 AM   #21
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,236
Total Cats: 288
Default

Yes, probably would be good if it caught on something. Around here we have lots of 1" thick steel plates covering holes in the road. Wonder what it does for transmission bracing/support on high power cars...
m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #22
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 4,921
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Shifts feel much sharper, engine is more responsive, steering reacts better, and the overall "feel" of the car is much more precise
This sounds like a wonder product. It slices, it dices ....

The shifting I can see, but the other stuff? I don't know, I think it be placebo.
jayc72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2007, 03:01 PM   #23
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: irvine, ca
Posts: 729
Total Cats: 0
Default

i wouldn't run a butterfly brace on a lowered car. a guy out here in cali had one peeled off his car by a manhole cover at speed.
kung fu jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2007, 03:01 PM   #24
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: irvine, ca
Posts: 729
Total Cats: 0
Default

:gay: i said "manhole" :gay:
kung fu jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2007, 03:03 PM   #25
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 4,921
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
i wouldn't run a butterfly brace on a lowered car. a guy out here in cali had one peeled off his car by a manhole cover at speed.
+1

I just run the rails and it makes big difference just in the amount of cowl shake. Is it faster around a track? Doubtful, maybe if everything else was ideal ...
jayc72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #26
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 36
Total Cats: 0
Default

It weighs about 1.5 lbs and yeah, you lose about 1" of ground clearence. Castillejos is right about the vibration though. It's very noticable in the cockpit at low rpms. Mine's not a daily driver, so I didn't have an issue with it.
Diver Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 04:57 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: WA
Posts: 500
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
It weighs about 1.5 lbs and yeah, you lose about 1" of ground clearence. Castillejos is right about the vibration though. It's very noticable in the cockpit at low rpms. Mine's not a daily driver, so I didn't have an issue with it.
I only have about 2" right now, one of the reasons I don't want to buy one
RusMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 03:10 PM   #28
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 15
Total Cats: 0
Default

Simple bracing (making triangles) does the job. Could've bought all the stuff from vendors, but made it with my friend the mechanic:-)

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5...0/DSC05253.jpg
tkouwenhoven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 03:28 PM   #29
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,835
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

crushed pipe with sand? looks like it does the job. got the measurements ?
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 03:58 PM   #30
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

I need to make one too. The Spec s3 clutch loves to show me how much I need bracing.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 04:08 PM   #31
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Loki047's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,145
Total Cats: 0
Default

Dan take pictures and measurements, so I can make them for cheap
Loki047 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 05:39 PM   #32
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 15
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
crushed pipe with sand? looks like it does the job. got the measurements ?
Indeed simple steel pipes, crushed ends, drill hole, measured underneath the car, bolted, done. The easiest and cheapest way to figure out which brace has the highest gain. Did this to determine what brace to buy in higher quality (powder coated, bushings etc) from MOSS or FM. Eventually didn't since this does the job. Scratched one? Replace it with another piece of $5 pipe.
tkouwenhoven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 05:42 PM   #33
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 15
Total Cats: 0
Default

The FM butterfly brace is the thing to install, I'd say, but shipping from Colorado to The Netherlands is a bit more expensive than US Postal ground shipping in the US. So I tend to pay for shipping for parts from the US and Japan if no other solution is possible.
tkouwenhoven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 12:42 AM   #34
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sammamish, Washington
Posts: 1,396
Total Cats: 0
Default

Everyone picking this piece up should already have MS engine and diff mounts.
Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 12:08 AM   #35
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26
Total Cats: 0
Default

how much does it cost
AVES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 12:10 AM   #36
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cocoa, Port St.John fl
Posts: 1
Total Cats: -4
Default tranny cross brace

Just pulled the 1.8 out of '96 Miata. Out for overhaul. Noticed cross brace for tranny bent and bushings separated. Need to replace. Any suggestions? Previous owner installed Okuyama model. I can't find a part number for "96 Miata at their site. Moss part number 904-645 does not show up anywhere. Can somebody help me. thanks, Bill
willaim scenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 04:12 AM   #37
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
mr_hyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 799
Total Cats: 25
Default

The first date in this thread is 5/14. How is it when newbs do this, they always get the month and day close enough to trick me into reading a few posts before I realize this is 6 years old?
mr_hyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #38
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,642
Total Cats: 954
Default

Attached Thumbnails
Transmission Chassis brace works wonders-htkjbqh.jpg  
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #39
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,236
Total Cats: 288
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_hyde View Post
The first date in this thread is 5/14. How is it when newbs do this, they always get the month and day close enough to trick me into reading a few posts before I realize this is 6 years old?
I did the same thing, then I saw my own posts.
m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 PM
Another Alternator thread ihiryu General Miata Chat 9 09-28-2015 11:22 AM
WTB HPDE miata - Texas Voltwings Cars for sale/trade 0 09-27-2015 07:40 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 AM.