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Old 11-01-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hello, I ordered through summit the frame x members mentioned above. I've got a 383 putting out 500 hp. I wanted to make the frame stiffer, so that, when I ACCIDENTALLY got on IT, the frame could handle it, and in regular driving, the car would feel more confident. My question, is this the right part for the goal?
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Once you replace all the body mounts the car gets fairly stiff and the x frame is probably overkill. Unless maybe if you run slicks, that's maybe.
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Hello, I ordered through summit the frame x members mentioned above.
Round? Not really much help...................
Rectangular? Yes, ....................
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might want to think about front and rear sway bars .
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might want to think about front and rear sway bars .
That is on the way right now. I'm not sure...But I THINK I bought the front sway bar, it's GOTTA be one of these boxes...

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Round? Not really much help...................
Rectangular? Yes, ....................
It's from REAL DEAL STEEL, so I figure they would help me in figuring out if it's the right product for me.

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Unfortunately the best way to stiffen any frame is a full cage, which is the direction I will be eventually be heading for sure on my 55 210/C4 chassis. I have like 300 feet of steel tubing in my Camaro, and it definitely stiffened the chassis. It has ZERO added stiffness from the 100 pound body.

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Unfortunately the best way to stiffen any frame is a full cage, which is the direction I will be eventually be heading for sure.
Ya, I know that's right. But, just a bit overkill, plus a driver side wheel off the ground when YOU LET HERE BREATH? THAT'S A GOOD THING! LIKE A ABRAMS TANK FIRING, AND THE FRONT TWO WHEELS COMING OF THE GROUND! POWER BABY! OH YEAH! LOL!

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I just installed a tubular rear shock bar and a tail shaft mount on a bare frame I'm building for my gasser.It made a world of stiffness!
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I just installed a tubular rear shock bar and a tail shaft mount on a bare frame I'm building for my gasser.It made a world of stiffness!
Thank you so much for that info! I was wondering about installing the custom curved one, that cpp sell' s, you know?

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