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Racing Beat Engine Torque Brace

Old 12-31-2006, 09:52 AM
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Okay, so I'm pretty much decided that I'll buy a late Christmas present for my car. Seeing as it most often sees action at the dragstrip, I want to restrain the engine a bit during launches. Was wondering if anyone had experience with the RB unit, and what other units I could consider. I see that Mazdatrix offers one with their strut bar, but I don't feel I need a strut bar, and I don't see them listing it separately.



How easy is the install? Does it interfere with any stock equipment? Seems like it would be a simple bolt-on to me.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:58 AM
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i have a write up i saved for it b/c im looking to do it myself somtime in the near future. im sure its the same for turbo

http://www.fc3s.org/how_tos/suspensi...ine_brace.html
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:28 AM
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Thanks for the link. I just ordered the brace. I'll post pics once I get it and get it installed. Still love to hear from anyone regarding the performance of this item.
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WOOT! Part shipped today. I'm supposed to have it by the 9th.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:33 AM
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tru let us know how it works i am intrested in picking one up also
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:28 PM
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Just more crap in the engin bay in my opinion. Just use stiffer mounts or solid mounts.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by iceblue' post='851562' date='Jan 4 2007, 01:28 PM

Just more crap in the engin bay in my opinion. Just use stiffer mounts or solid mounts.


I hear ya dude. I'll put new mounts in if (when) I ever pull the engine. Figured this would be a good cheap fix for now, and a little extra restraint can't hurt.



Here's a stupid question: Can I put in new mounts without pulling the engine? I'm sure the mounts I have are ready to quit. How much noise/vibration do solid mounts transmit to the cabin?
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:11 PM
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you dont have to pull it but you do need to support it with wood blocks on a jack and you can loosen the bolts that hold them onto the motor and manuver them out put you dont have to pull the motor
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' post='850959' date='Dec 31 2006, 08:28 AM

Thanks for the link. I just ordered the brace. I'll post pics once I get it and get it installed. Still love to hear from anyone regarding the performance of this item.
I have installed the RB torque brace in my rx and it did the trick. Now the motor/tranny has a very tiny amount of travel compared to the stock set up. The car seems less "jerky" on launches. Bolting the brace behind the motor was a little tight.....and getting the strap nut to start under the fenderwell was tricky...just be patient, its worth it.....here is a link to the set up...

http://www.evo-imports.com/index.php?optio...;g2_itemId=5307
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' post='851598' date='Jan 4 2007, 02:12 PM

I hear ya dude. I'll put new mounts in if (when) I ever pull the engine. Figured this would be a good cheap fix for now, and a little extra restraint can't hurt.



Here's a stupid question: Can I put in new mounts without pulling the engine? I'm sure the mounts I have are ready to quit. How much noise/vibration do solid mounts transmit to the cabin?


mounts are pretty simple, you unbolt em, one at a time, and raise the motor a little
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