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Ok I am looking at stiffening up the 'ol 3 S Sedan.. I like the look of the GTSPEC items. Does anyone have any experience with them? On a sedan what do you recommend getting to be the most bang for the buck.. you know not just buying to say I got it.. you can put 15 braces on and really not do anything more than you would with 1 well placed one. This is a daily driver so I don't need extreme just want a sportier stiffer feel. I will be lowering the car so I know that will help, and I hope to get some MS Sways or the like.. Also and this is purely for the looks standpoint... does anyone have the GTSPECS mounted on their car that you can post pics.... especially those you can see from the rear and any of the strut tower braces.. Of course opinions and pics are always welcome... the more discussion the better.. helps me decide :) :mj:
 

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There is actually a lot of good info in the GTSpec Group Buy thread.

http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=129734.0

I would recommend buying it peice by peice until you acheave the results you're looking for.

You mentioned the strut tower brace, if your looking for your best bang for the buck, skip it. It's really only eye candy.

Start with a mid chassis brace, rear lower tie and go from there.
 

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[quote author=danielj link=topic=136009.msg2929283#msg2929283 date=1234372955]
There is actually a lot of good info in the GTSpec Group Buy thread.

http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=129734.0

I would recommend buying it peice by peice until you acheave the results you're looking for.

You mentioned the strut tower brace, if your looking for your best bang for the buck, skip it. It's really only eye candy.

Start with a mid chassis brace, rear lower tie and go from there.
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Everything here is good stuff. Rear tie and mid brace outta do ya some good. ;)
 

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For me the 4 point ladder bar connecting the front subframe to the chassis made the biggest improvement. The strut tower bar seemed to give better steering responce...some same its eye candy, but you go to the track and every cars got one. I dont have any of the rear braces because to me the front of the car is doing 80% of the work and so I have'nt felt the need to get them. But then again I like stiffer front and rear swaybars and alot of people only like having the stiffer rear one.
 

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Yeah I was looking at that 4 point ladder bar as well as the rear connection.. I just saw too they dont make the Orange anymore! That sucks I really liked the orange :( ohh well
 

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Candy Blue, I would say you're missing opportunities without any rear braces. Stiffening the rear really reduces play and flex providing increased handling and control. I agree with you on F/R sways but wow, some rear braces make a notable difference.
 

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[quote author=danielj link=topic=136009.msg2931551#msg2931551 date=1234449981]
Candy Blue, I would say you're missing opportunities without any rear braces. Stiffening the rear really reduces play and flex providing increased handling and control. I agree with you on F/R sways but wow, some rear braces make a notable difference.
[/quote]If I decided to get some rear braces, what do you recommend I try first...that I'am going to notice the most improvement.
 

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Rear lower tie is a good bang for your buck. It adds bracing where there is none. It's one of the lower priced pieces too!
 

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[quote author=Candy Blue link=topic=136009.msg2933533#msg2933533 date=1234498782]
[quote author=danielj link=topic=136009.msg2931551#msg2931551 date=1234449981]
Candy Blue, I would say you're missing opportunities without any rear braces. Stiffening the rear really reduces play and flex providing increased handling and control. I agree with you on F/R sways but wow, some rear braces make a notable difference.
[/quote]If I decided to get some rear braces, what do you recommend I try first...that I'am going to notice the most improvement.
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Rear tie. It's affordable, and provides reduction in flex / possible reduction of wheelhop by design.
 
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