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Old 25th May 2004
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Default Viggen Suspension q' --IS MP subframe brace worth it?

I am going to order the MP clamp and rack brace, and rear sway . I am on the fence with the subframe brace however. I hear it may cause issues with certain downpipes(which I intend to get). Is the differance with it that noticable? I am looking to stiffen the chassis asmuch as possible. I am in the process of making a custom aluminum and CF rear strut bar to limt hatch flex, so I want the front end to be equally as tight. Shoulf I get the sub brace, and go with a custom downpipe(which I haven;t ruled out yet) or should I just save the dough because it's not really much differance? Any input gentlemen?

TIA,

Pete
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I wondered the same thing before I ordered the subframe brace. After getting it and putting it on, I say yes, it is worth it. I found it addressed 2 issues well. First, cornering. You can definitely feel the difference in the curves as you don't get thrown around in your seat nearly as much as before and the front end tracks much more consistently and aggressively with it on.. Secondly, I found that prior to the subframe, if I accelerated in the curve, the inside wheel would sometimes spin. Once the brace was on, the inside wheelspin disappeared. So, I think it has been worth the money. Being the design doesn't lower the car like the abbot one does, it put to rest another concern about it hitting on something and bending the subframe. But once you see the line it follows, if something hits the MP subframe brace, its going to take your oil pan and cat with it as well. Other folks have found that a small spacer was enough to fit it with an aftermarket downpipe so it shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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