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Piercemotorsports rear trunk brace/upper chassis brace

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Hey guys, we built this for Stephan today---he was looking for a way to tie down his gear in the back and doesn't have kids so we anchored into the two child seat hooks back there and built the bar in between. We added a couple of hooks for bungee's/straps so you can clip in. I personally don't think there's much of a performance gain to the bar, although I did jig it and I'm building another bar/ taking it to the track on Thursday---I'll run 5 laps with it and then 5 laps without it and between my "assometer" and the data system we have we'll be able to quantify any performance gains...anyrate we built it out of chromoly like all our products and I just weighed it and it's under 2lbs---super rigid/strong. I think we're going to add it to the catalog if anyone is interested---it's super simple to make---and even easier to install. It can be installed under or over the carpet---but if you have the mat and wanted it on top you'd have to trim the mat (and let us know to space it up accordingly). We'll offer it in color choices like all our stuff---here's a couple pics of Stephans bar-

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I could see that providing needed stiffness and strength to a part of the VT that needs it.

My VT's rear roof often creaks in the morning when I go down my steep and twisty parking garage. Tying the two sides together couldn't hurt and the child seat hook points are probably reinforced too.

When I'm looking at vintage Euro-peewees and the like this is an area that I always inspect and often there is deformation of the sheet metal in that spot.
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