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Old 08-19-2019, 01:16 AM   #1
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Hotchkis Chassis brace with stock Cradle bushings?

So I have the Hotchkis Max Chassis brace but my rear end still moves all over the place, 600RWHP so I am going to change the cradle bushings. Someone told me solid bushings do not work well with the brace? Does anyone have any input on this thanks?
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:55 AM   #2
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JusticePete always suggested upgrading the cradle bushings and not bothering with the chassis brace at all. Maybe remove the brace when you install the bushings and see how the car feels, then throw the brace back on and see how it feels. If you don't notice much difference with the brace and the bushings then remove the brace and save yourself a few pounds.

What other suspension mods do you have?
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:36 AM   #3
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I have the same brace and bushing and no problems.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:12 AM   #4
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Ditto brace and solid bushings here. The brace adds protection also for my DSX aux e85 kit too...

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Old 08-19-2019, 12:31 PM   #5
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Brace and bushings here too. The brace gives the car a lot more rigidity even once the bushings are in. I read the same and tried it without and you could still feel a little flex back there when launching or cornering. Brace back on and all is well again.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:28 AM   #6
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Ok so I will go with some solid bushings thanks for the input
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Pegasus is out of business, The choice for solid aluminum is slim, Thanks
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Pegasus is out of business, The choice for solid aluminum is slim, Thanks
I installed Pedders inserts when my Camaro was stock. Took out the handling wiggles. I'm up to 410 WHP and still don't have any wheel hop.

With 600 at the wheels they might not cure all the hop, but they have to be better than nothing. Much easier to install than solids.
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:33 AM   #10
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That is true anything is better than the stock ones Thanks for your input
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So I have the Hotchkis Max Chassis brace but my rear end still moves all over the place, 600RWHP so I am going to change the cradle bushings. Someone told me solid bushings do not work well with the brace? Does anyone have any input on this thanks?
Have you replaced your trailing arms and toe-links?
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:37 AM   #12
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Yes trailing arms and toe links replaced along with springs and sways.
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