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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 07:12 AM
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I have the ddm brace sets on both my Kappas and recommend the brace kit to every Kappa owner I meet.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 09:01 AM
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I for one got the brace bundle & had it installed by DDM Works on my coupe. I had 2 2007 gxps & kept them stock. In all honesty the coupe seems a bit stiffer compared to my 2007s but i probably would leave my coupe stock if i did it again as i hardly push it any more in the corners. I have never raced on the track nor wrenched since the 70s so my knowledge is very limited to most on the site but i enjoy reading every ones threads as its always a learning curve.

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 06:49 AM
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As others stated the answer is yes - buy them. I planned on getting the bundle from DDM but while at NASSAM this last year PAW had a "scratched" backbone for a great deal. I got it first, then did the pro-beam, and then lastly the venom bar. As a noteworthy mention - my father was smarter than me and measured his front frame width prior to installing his venom bar. After installation he saw that the frame pulled together a little bit (I forget the exact measurements). I'm not saying that the venom bar made a drastic difference to my handling, but it seems to tie the right and left frames together solidly.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 07:10 AM
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i replaced the dried out factory tires at the same time i installed the bundle so i really can't say which made the most difference. the car does ride a bit rougher but handles a lot better than it did before. i have the thick backbone. i had ordered the 3/8 one but they said they were out and offered me the thicker one at the same price. deal.
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