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Old 09-16-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Steeda g - Trac brace

So in a have the pp v6 and am wondering if the steeda g - Trac brace helps at all or is the stock brace sufficient?

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If you have a strut brace already, you won't really see much more benfit. The only reason to swap it out in your case would be the looks.

Personally, I don't like the PP or Boss 302 brace. Just my preference.

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Are we talking about the same brace? This goes on the bottom underneath the car, not the strut brace.

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So you asked if it was sufficient...sufficient for what?
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Like is the stock bar that is there stiff enough for autocross or is the steeda brace going to be stiffer and actually make a difference in handling

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Like is the stock bar that is there stiff enough for autocross or is the steeda brace going to be stiffer and actually make a difference in handling

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Nothing stock is meant or built to be used like that,especially on a V6 Mustang. If you auto cross Id pretty much upgrade as much as possible.
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I was looking at BMR and UPR lightweight k members yesterday. They save around 20 lbs weight You can get them so they lower the engine mounts 1/2" in turn lowering the center of gravity. They also make the chassis more rigid.
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Are we talking about the same brace? This goes on the bottom underneath the car, not the strut brace.

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Haha whoops. Nope, the one you're talking about strengthens the k member. My bad.

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When you say especially on a v6 mustang thay doesn't make much sense. The v6 and the 5.0 chassis are identical. Mine has the performance package as well which means it has the same suspension and brakes too. So it being a v6 makes little difference . If compared to a gt500 that would be more understandable. Back to the point. Would it just be better to upgrade the k member and skip the brace altogether?

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Old 09-17-2014, 09:03 AM   #10
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There are 101 other things you can and should address before adding chassis bracing to a car when looking to do any sort of competitive driving. Just idly throwing suspension pieces on the car really wont give you the effect you are looking for. Do you have tires suitable for Autox? Suspension? Brakes? No offense, but can you drive?

Most of these cars in stock form are more than enough for a novice driver in any sort of "road course," or "handling" driving. Its important to drive the car as close to stock as possible and see how it behaves, and then add pieces to remedy, not vice versa.

Look at any road course forum, any autox forum or thread, and they will tell you the number one thing you can do to improve is seat time. Wish i would have listened before i started doing road courses, would have saved myself a lot of time and money on parts i "thought" i needed, when i still couldn't even drive my 5.0 7/10ths of what it can actually do.

Also my man, start using the search feature, every question you have doesnt need to be a new thread, it clutters the forums up.
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Oh cool thanks for the links. I can drive pretty well. I have auto crossed alot in other cars I have owned. This is the first mustang though. Good advice for sure as to learning the cars limits and capabilities first.

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I run ESP class with my V6, and have found bracing like that to not be a huge deal. Tires(285mm Bridgestone RE-11 on all four mounted on brembo wheels, or 315mm Hoosier A6 on same wheels), shocks, front sway bar, torsen differential (Hoosiers kill the normal diff within 15 runs), BRAKES (I have completely faded my stock brakes while running STU class, and ESP was even worse), and a watts link (because why deal with the panhard bar dance midcorner), were the best money I spent.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:00 PM   #13
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So installed my g trac brace. I will have to agree that it doesn't look like it will make things better on the 14 performance package. I already have a brace attached at nearly the exact location of the g trac mounting. So maybe a waste of money but then again the k member is said to be a flex point on the mustang so maybe more bracing will help. Who knows I guess.

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