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Old 11-25-2016, 11:59 PM   #1
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Lightbulb who is running a chassis brace and why

So I was considering a lgmotorsports chassis brace to help in cornering these old country roads up here. From what I've read on here, most say it's not needed. Would like to hear from some who have them on their car and ur opinion on them. Any input is welcome and appreciated!
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:40 AM   #2
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I have the BMR braces on mine. They significantly reduced body flex.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:58 AM   #3
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bought that a setup but haven't installed yet
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:18 AM   #4
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vert could use it. coupe doesnt.
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:50 AM   #5
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Bushing inserts for the rear sub-frame.
Takes away the washy feeling from the ass.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:31 AM   #6
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A Camaro with with lots of HP will flex and twist. I like my BMR set-up as it does not hang low, is rock solid, and is a nice looking piece with minimal added mass.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:46 PM   #7
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I'm wearing the Hotchkis Chassis brace and it does amazing work. It really firmed up the car. Highly recommend it.


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Old 11-26-2016, 10:32 PM   #8
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I'm wearing the Hotchkis Chassis brace and it does amazing work. It really firmed up the car. Highly recommend it.



I am running the same brace also. It does run low on the chassis so it scraps in steep concrete driveways. But I like it.
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:44 PM   #9
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Hotchkis here also. No scraping so far...

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Old 11-27-2016, 09:57 AM   #10
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chassis brace

I installed an LG Motorsports full chassis brace on my 2012 Camaro SS. Made a big difference in reducing flex, helped with cornering. I added a strut tower brace as well. Both were definite improvements to the car's handling on the track
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Old 11-30-2016, 05:18 PM   #11
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A Camaro with with lots of HP will flex and twist. I like my BMR set-up as it does not hang low, is rock solid, and is a nice looking piece with minimal added mass.
Damn that is sexy.

Require any drilling or do all those bolt holes already exist?
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:12 AM   #12
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Pure bolt on. May need some tweaking on the center brace as I did to clear my Magnuson Resonator that I added to tone it down from absurdly loud ( Whipple, Cam, Stainless Long Tubes, and Borla Atak).
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:23 AM   #13
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The JPSS guys have said there's no noticeable gains from a strut tower bar. I'd think it'd be the same with any other kind of brace, I wonder how much of what these guys are feeling is just the placebo effect lol. The best place to start with these cars is the rear subframe bushings and radius arm bushings.


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The JPSS guys have said there's no noticeable gains from a strut tower bar. I'd think it'd be the same with any other kind of brace, I wonder how much of what these guys are feeling is just the placebo effect lol. The best place to start with these cars is the rear subframe bushings and radius arm bushings.


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The brace was and is necessary when the roof is cut off. That is why TEAM Camaro designed and install the brace installing the Vert. The brace installed on the ZL1 is indirectly for NVH. The STB cleaned up some 'noise' on the sensors used to fine tune the MRC. The STB looks cool so it is part of the 1LE package.

It would deny the obvious to say the OE STB does nothing. It does add structure to an already robust monocoque. The is zero data available that documents any gain in handling or lap times. None.

Simons has discovered slipping suspension-member attachments and steering linkages sending false signals to the driver. Once, a race car’s control arm collapsed when subjected to normal cornering loads. His K&C machine has helped teams determine why one race car responds quickly to setup adjustments even as its identically constructed stablemate is a cranky handful. Simons adds that he’s never seen an aftermarket strut-tower brace provide a measurable handling benefit.

When you are considering the modifications you choose to make to your Camaro, we strongly suggest you take a holistic approach and discuss the entire range of modifications with your JPSS Suspension Specialist. They can guide you through the selection process to make certain that each modification compliments all the others to create the best possible custom Camaro for your personal use at the most reasonable cost. Do it right. Do it once.

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