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homemade ITR style trunk brace?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by FLounder, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. FLounder

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    you guys ever heard of this? apparently there is a bar across the lower rear trunk in type r integras that no other hondas have. supposed to really help performance and you can make it yourself, drill holes and bolt it up. apparently its a major flex point in the chassis, since honda put a brace there and NOT across the strut towers....
     
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    got pics?
     
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    that 1st method sounds pretty damn effective to me.
     
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    :werd: Do it, make a DIY thread and post some pics, maybe one of the mods can sticky it.
     
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    if i dont do it first...
     
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    Would Rep you if I could!


    Im gonna do this as soon as I get my teg running again.


    Thanks for the info!
     
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    team-integra.net is a great site. good info!
     
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    I made one like that out of a aluminum truck tool box brace, I'll upload some pics when I get back from work.
     
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    i will definitely be doing this mod, not sure when it will happen.... but when i do ill take pictures and post up the results.
     
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    one bar looks like it goes over the spare tire well,the other looks like it goes across the black plastic?!?!? the one over the well looks more effective
     
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    Would this be effective on a civic? The integra has pretty much the same chassis right, so whats good for an integra would be good for a civic, right?
     
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    im gonna try it out in my crx
     
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    the eg and ek chassis is very similar to the dc for sure, id bet that it helps them too. i just thought it was a cool cheap mod. there are a couple threads about it on team-integra if you search.
     
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    That way seems better than using the aluminum square bar. Did you have to drill or are there four bolts all ready there. I know there are two.
     
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    There were 4. yeah I got kinda lucky on the bar I had, we were about to take it to the metal recyclers.
     
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    You drilled two holes?
     
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    a flat bar will not be as strong as a piece of tube keep that in mind when trying to make one of these
     
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    :werd: .. much harder for a piece of square tubing to twist than a flat bar..
     
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