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Author Topic:   x bracing a metric gm
Edwards_Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted June 06, 2005 02:25 PM  
wondering about the best place to run the x bracing under the car. I have thought about running off the bracket that the trailing arms mount to. Is this the wrong idea? I have heard of making X part of tranny cross member. any ideas out there?

Luke.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 06, 2005 07:25 PM  
Thanks racer17j. Everything is new to me just been a spectator for 3 years in the stands. You sound pretty knowledgable and helpful.

Luke.

Fomocosho
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted June 06, 2005 07:42 PM  
thats the way mine is but where the bars meet I have bars running straight out to the frame. It gives more strength if you get hit in the door.

outlaw#03
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted June 06, 2005 09:10 PM  
"X" from where the the front "sub" kicks out to where the rear "sub" kicks back in. Like racer17j said then run a brace to the trailing arm mounts.

wrenchturner10
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted June 07, 2005 06:51 PM  
We run ours like 17j said but I would weld it as high as you can on the front because we ran into problems with header clearance with it welded low. No problems in the rear with a low mount.

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted June 07, 2005 07:20 PM  
Here is mine. If you look closeley on the drivers side about a foot back from the center of the x on the bar running to the left rear there is some red paint. That is where a 1 1/4 bar runs up to the bay bar for the right side of my seat mount. It helps hold the top and bottom together. I have had no problems at all running this trans mount.
Nick
http://www.thedirtforum.com/ubb/uploads/o5racer/merticx.jpg

    

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