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Are there any images available of the installed braces ?
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This is a bit better view of the Probeam (light red) and the Backbone (dark red).
The car is a Saturn Sky belonging to Marvic1. The Solstice installation is identical.

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An I correct in thinking Backbone before Probeam (if you can't afford both)
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An I correct in thinking Backbone before Probeam (if you can't afford both)
It's kind of a toss-up, since they address different issues. I did both at the same time.

If I had to do just one, I'd do the backbone. (personal opinion)



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Is there a thread that addresses how these additions affect the handling and drivability of the car? Also how it relates to when the car drifts in a turn? Affect on understeer? Etc.
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Is there a thread that addresses how these additions affect the handling and drivability of the car? Also how it relates to when the car drifts in a turn? Affect on understeer? Etc.
This is from the DDMWorks.com web site:

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We often get the question of which brace should be done first to the car. Our Backbone brace and the Probeam really perform 2 different functions. The backbone is designed to stiffen the car torsionally and make a stronger platform for the suspension to work off of. On the other hand the Probeam works on the back of the cars suspension, mainly on the connecting beam that holds the rear differential. This beam flexes during cornering loads and when it does it also changes alignment on the back of the car, making the car feel unsettled in the back. The probeam stiffens this beam and therefore makes the back more solid and prevents these unwanted changes under cornering loads, making the car feel more predictable.

There has been debate back and forth on the forums and with our customers about which brace should be done first, most people end up doing both of them. The synopsis is that the probeam makes the back end feel more predictable and solid and the backbone makes the car feel more put together overall.

This improvement to the chassis does not make the ride any harsher than stock, just makes the car a more solid platform for the suspension to work off of, giving the car a ride like a more expensive vehicle.



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Please folks there are 3 braces. Please do not ignore the front brace if you want to have the whole chasis close properly!!!!!

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Ya I got excited too ! I would have been all over this one. I'll purchase at regular price then they will go on sale.

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Well, don't get excited. At the moment they are cheaper than the deal this thread was started for in the first place.

And thanks for the photos Dave

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ya I thought it was on sale from the reg. $355

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Please folks there are 3 braces. Please do not ignore the front brace if you want to have the whole chasis close properly!!!!!
I got the Venom Brace as part of a Christmas present pack from my wife and I'm really pleased with the quality and ease of installation can't wait till the weather breaks to try it out a big thank you for working with DDM to make this upgrade available on our cars
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