Making stb's - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default Making stb's

I am going to be welding up a 3 point front and rear stb and am looking for some input. I am thinking about using some 1" id tubing but have not decided on what gauge to use. Doing to be based off these designs:

front


rear



Input on design and material is greatly appreciated!

Some stuff from the web:
http://mr2.com/TEXT/MkIICustomStrutBars.html

http://www.rogueengineering.com/mm5/...uct_Code=RE_RB

Last edited by astroboy; 10-16-2010 at 03:02 PM.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Total Cats: -1
Default

Umm astroboy your up here in CT right?
Iloveboobies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 10:43 AM   #3
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

You know it!
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 11:42 AM   #4
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: seabrook nh
Posts: 397
Total Cats: 0
Default

did anyone else's dyslexia kick in when reading the thread title??

i saw it and could have sworn it said "making std's" lol
bayside blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 12:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mass.
Posts: 816
Total Cats: 41
Default

I really question if it's worth the effort.

I have the Carbing 3 point bar and can flex it by hand with relative ease. Surely once all the points are tied into the car it will be stiffer but I find it difficult to believe it has a function beyond looking purposeful and well crafted.

I think if one was really concerned with stiffening the front end they would weld in a tubular structure directly to the unibody rails and have a bolt in cross bar for maintenance/engine removal. At thatg point you might as well clip the front and tie a cage into a tubular snout.

-Zach
thasac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 12:45 PM   #6
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

I am hoping for good results from the fabbing and installing of front and rear stb's. Before I installed edfc and turbo I had front and rear stb's and at autox I felt the car was a bit more predictable, especially when making the rear end step out. After I took the rear stb out (and that was the only thing I changed) I noted a loss of predictability and stability. Not so much with the front but I also installed frog arms the same time I took out the fstb.

I have the time and resourced to fab these up and I figure if there is no appreciable change in rigidity/response/predictability/tightness I could sell them for what it cost to make them.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 12:22 PM   #7
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

Doing some more reading, thinking, and observing I am going to do a few tests to see how much flex there is/is not in the front end. I'll post pics of my methods and my findings.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 01:08 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,923
Total Cats: 0
Default

Design it to also incorporate a brake master cylinder brace as well.
JayL is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 13 09-22-2017 01:34 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 05:55 PM.