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Carbing Chassis Braces Install - Car Bing!

Project RSX Part VIII: Adding Carbing Chassis Braces to the mix to eliminate chassis flex

Yams And Tein Crew
Dec 8, 2006
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Even the sportiest of sports cars come from the factory with a certain amount of compliance-or flex-designed into their bodies. This flex, in conjunction with the suspension, tires and the like, allows the body of your car to absorb the various imperfections of public roads (got potholes?). Too much flex and your car will be soft and doughy (like Jonny only slightly less snuggly). Eliminating the flex altogether will maximize the contact patch of your tires (good!) but at the expense of increased load, which results in more heat and accelerated wear (bad!). It will also make your fat ass jiggle like jello-and nobody wants to see that. In terms of a car's compliance, there is a fine line between rock solid abs and a muffin top, and alas, most OE's err to the side of everyday comfort in lieu of uncompromised performance. Silly, OE's!

Short of a complete cage and seam-welded chassis, there are numerous bolt-on methods to increase chassis rigidity such as braces-strut tower, lower arm, gacchiri (fender) and the like. One of the leading manufacturers for such braces (and as JDM as it gets) is the Okuyama company and its line of Carbing roll bars and body reinforcement parts. All of the Carbing braces affix to existing mounting points, eliminating the time and talent required to weld and bend tubing (we can lay pipe but not bend it).

It just happens that Carbing makes front and rear tower bars, a lower arm bar and a rear lower bar for Nads' soiled brown RSX. The install is so easy he did it all by himself-himself being Yamz and those Teinted lovers, Philip Chase and Nakai-san from Tein. This couldn't be more appropriate because Tein is Carbing's official distributor for both Americas (North and South!).

Lower Arm Bar

Rear Lower Bar

Front Tower Bar

Rear Tower Bar

Sources

Energy Suspension
San Clemente, 92673
888-913-6374
http://www.energysuspension.com
Defi
Downey, CA 90241
562-861-9161
http://www.defi-shop.com
Mackin Industries
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562-946-6820
http://www.mackinindustries.com
Hondata
Torrance, CA 90503
310-782-8278
http://www.hondata.com
HKS USA
Los Angeles, CA 90061
310-491-3300
http://www.hksusa.com
Toda Racing
Irvine, CA 92618
949-336-6299
http://www.todaracingusa.com
RC Engineering
Torrance, CA 90501
310-320-2273
http://www.rceng.com
G-Dimension
City Of Industry, CA 91748
626-839-3777
http://www.g-dimension.com
Brake Pros
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-755-6688
www.brake-pros.com
Raceline Development
Temple City, CA 91780
626-292-7030
http://www.racelineusa.com
Driveshaft Shop
Salisbury, NC 28147
704-633-2380
http://www.driveshaftshop.com
Koyo
Irvine, CA 92618
949-727-7054
http://www.koyorad.com
Exedy
Belleville, MI 48111
800-346-6091
http://www.exedyusa.com
Scosche
scosche.com
Falken
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
800-723-2553
http://www.falkentire.com
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