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Old 03-14-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default chassis flex fix?

the car twists more than i like, (86 vert)

how do you make the chassis more stiff without making the ride more stiff?

elementary knowledge level please.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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Buy a RD Racing cross frame problem solved.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #3
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C4 Verts should have an X-brace from the factory. The factory brace not only attaches to the corners of the frame, it also is bolted to the floor pan in (IIRC) 6 places; 3 bolts go thru the floor pan on each brace.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:04 PM   #4
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I've been fighting this to...These are the things I have done all of which has helped


Lowered car
larger sway bars
new bushings
camber brace
new shocks
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I missed the Vert part.You can modify your brace by boxing it in with 1/8 X2 in. plate welded to it and it will strengthen it.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:06 PM   #6
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Camber Brace and Cross-bar solved my flexing problem.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:10 PM   #7
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Camber Brace and Cross-bar solved my flexing problem.
Unfortunately, R-D doesn't make a roll bar for the verts. They are a great asset too. You vert guys just have to have one fabbed if you want to go that route.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:25 PM   #8
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Camber brace would be the first step, there are rollbars available from other places than RD and that would be the 2nd step.

Larger sway bars would also help somewhat.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:57 PM   #9
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http://www.r-dracing.com/camberbrace2.jpg
http://www.r-dracing.com/cbv1.JPG
http://www.r-dracing.com/cross-frame_001.jpg


Good information guys. Thanks!
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