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Old April 29th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Chassis bracing? Am I too low?

So As many of you may know, I have the HFP suspension (1" drop) on my car right now. Here is a pic of the ride height:


And I am going to be replacing the front lower control arms, right tie rod, and lower ball joints soon. I am also going to be swapping in some Superpro poly urethane compliance bushings in place of the OEM ones in the new lower control arms.

After I fix up the front suspension, I am going to be buying/installing a 6mt strut bar, and I am now wondering about chassis bracing.

I am looking at the ULTRA RACING bars for the 7th gen.... Here are some examples:




Being that I have a 1" drop (it has settled to be a little bit more of a drop than that...... But being as I am at the height I am...
-Should I expect to run into any clearance issues with any of these?
-Also, which bars would be the most beneficial?
-Which if any are just silly/which should I overlook?

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Old April 29th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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height wise you'll be fine. but don't really know w/c ones would benefit you.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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I'd say the horizontal braces would be a little better, just a guess though. Probably help a bit with body roll.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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hieght your fine as long as you dont drive over open manhole cover... I am not even kidding about that.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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The braces in those pictures look photoshopped in. I wouldn't use them to help judge clearance.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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the front and rear tie bars might help the most, but unless your doing any track action your wasting your money
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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i track my car and don't have any of those pieces. I wouldn't recommend it either.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. I'll skip the chassis bracing.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #9
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how is the ride with the hfp
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:21 AM   #10
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how is the ride with the hfp
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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:40 AM   #11
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hieght your fine as long as you dont drive over open manhole cover... I am not even kidding about that.
Happen to my friend on his civic which wasnt even that low. Hit a manhole and bam, broke 2 or 3 welds on it.
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u can never be too low
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Old May 15th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #13
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both front bars together and the rear bar would have the most impact. I'd get it all if you're going to...

shouldnt have any problems with being 1" lower than stock..unless you look for debri in the roads to hit! lol
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i was going to give the front fender braces a go. i've heard those help. but otherwise the 7gen chassis is pretty rigid according to mr. nva.

OP: why did you replace the LCA's? What performance affect do stiffer bushings have in an A-arm?

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You will be fine. I'm lowered on HFP suspension with the mid chassis brace and soon the rear. Just don't go flying over speed bumps.
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You will be fine. I'm lowered on HFP suspension with the mid chassis brace and soon the rear. Just don't go flying over speed bumps.
nice man. Good to see you posting some on these boards. I was not sure if you were still modding cars or not. Got 2 braces on my 6th gen myself.



** I bought those Racing Hart CP-035's from you wayyy back. I'm still running those wheels and love them. They are so light! The wheel shops always tell me "man those wheels are light as hell".
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nice man. Good to see you posting some on these boards. I was not sure if you were still modding cars or not. Got 2 braces on my 6th gen myself.



** I bought those Racing Hart CP-035's from you wayyy back. I'm still running those wheels and love them. They are so light! The wheel shops always tell me "man those wheels are light as hell".
oh ****! You still taking care of those wheels for me? Those are the best wheels. Yes, modding on a 7th gen now. Got rid of the 6th gen at around 200k miles, but it was a great car. I never even took off the Comptech parts I had on it.
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