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Old 11-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Keep us posted on the install and the difference in ride. I am looking to do these mods myself, but the backbone is out of stock right now. I will probably do the front brace and rebar for now.
The ProBeam is a better fit to our car since it mimics the ZOK piece.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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my install from DDM

Here is a picture of my Cross Bay Brace installed on my 2006 NA Solstice by DDM. I also have the 3/8 inch thick Back Bone Race Version and the rear Pro Beam installed. I did all three at one time along with the Valve Cover, Coil Cover, and power steering relocation earlier this week at DDMWorks. All the suspension mods helped out and I can tell a MAJOR difference in the handling of my car.



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Old 11-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Nice - the wireways really dress it up.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I just bought the backbone! Something called Extreme version 1 for only $144. 1/2 thick. There is an exteme 2 also but I've never head of them having these. I jumped on the extreme for only $144 + 10% off for cyber Monday!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I just installed the Venom bar (no backbone or probeam installed yet) and wow I can tell a huge difference! It feels so much steadier and firmer! I always disliked the front end motion, but its great now! Huge gain for a little investment! I'm looking foward to getting the backbone in the next few days!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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thanks for the update!! keep posting as you install (hopefully one by one)
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Oh and as for the installation, it was very easy to install. I didn't even disconnect the battery or the fan as it said I should. You go in from the top of the car inbetween the engine and the front fan. For me, it was easiest to turn it upside down, as instructions say, then I slipped in in from the passenger side to the drivers side, went to the drivers side and pulled it in till it fell into place on the passenger side. I did not remove the bolts before doing this, which did make it a little more difficult, but it still was a quick project anyways.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'd be interested in meeting up to check out your car once everything is done or even helping out with the install if you needed. I am in Flower Mound not too far from Lewisville.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Yeah that would be cool
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I have the Venon Brace and the Probeam installed. I also have the Backbone setting in the Office for several months now( have a phobia on getting under a car). The handling has stiffened up a lot. I will get the Backbone on of these days and that should take it to the next level.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:37 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Well, I have the Extreme backbone installed now. I haven't driven it very aggressive lately, but I'm not noticing much of a difference. Its a little stiffer, but it has a smaller impact than the venom bar. I'll probably install the probeam by the end of the month. Anyone recommend the ZOK sway bars after I finish these upgrades?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Your cheapest upgrade on the sway bars would be to buy a set of stock GXP bars from someone that has converted to something else. They ARE the ZOK bars for the NA. The GXP ZOK are stiffer yet.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Second what wspohn posted for you.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Wspohn is probably just trying to flog his old bars. Oh wait - he already did - to me! They do work, especially after you get them installed right side up
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Wspohn is probably just trying to flog his old bars. Oh wait - he already did - to me! They do work, especially after you get them installed right side up
Can you say flogging his bar on this forum?
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