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Re: fender brace

Postby tyson » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:18 pm

The gacchiri support greatly improves the handling dynamics of your car. Confidence in steering is guaranteed by adding the Gacchiri Support. Reduces flexing of the unibody. "Gacchiri" means 'muscle strength' when translated from Japanese.Mounts onto the door hinge and inner fender, creating a triangular support that greatly increases rigidity over OEM. Guide inserts are included to assist for a simple bolt on installation.


guide inserts?

helps hold it up when bolting it in place??
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:25 pm

Ok, that works for me. :-). Though if you go to the link on the previous page that goes to Dani's build, then click on a link of one installed that Dani provided, it looks like it's still installed. Of course, that doesn't mean that they knew what they were doing, of course.
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Re: fender brace

Postby EF RaceRR » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:11 pm

You'll find out what they are for when you go to install them on your car.

Tyson hit the nail on the head: You need them for guiding the nut through the chassis in order to line it up and start the bolt.
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:36 pm

Ok, I get bit now. Just hard to visualize at first. Thanks for the help, guys.
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Re: fender brace

Postby Dr_Drache » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:45 pm

hmmm... I might need to buy a set to clone.
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Re: fender brace

Postby kracksmith » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:10 pm

are these adjustable swing arms? looks like it from the pic
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:52 am

Not in my braces, no. Purely rigid with only one mounting point in each area.
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:05 pm

Dropped them off yesterday, should be ready in 1-2 weeks, all nice and wrinkle reddy.
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Re: fender brace

Postby tyson » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:05 pm

ah, if you were going to powder coat them anyway, i would have had a quick 3rd brace welded on. it would make it work a lot better, instead of relying on the strength of the frame between the door mounts. sorry i know you asked earlier, i just didnt bother to chime in yet.

oh well, im sure it will still be a major improvement.
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:34 pm

Yeah, I see what you are saying about completing the triangle. I agree that it probably would help a bit, but I'll take whatever it can give me.
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Re: fender brace

Postby Dr_Drache » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:54 pm

damn, tommy no measurements. oh well.
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:19 pm

Sorry - forgot to do it. Was rushed, as I'm now on the way to the Outer Banks for the next week and had a small window in which to drop off the parts before I headed out. I'll take measurements and send tracings to you if you want when I get them back.
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Re: fender brace

Postby Dr_Drache » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:41 pm

stuff happens.
we'll see what happens in the next few weeks.
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Re: fender brace

Postby budget_crx » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:34 am

Did you get the Nagisa braces on yet tommy? The are fantastic quality pieces and the fitment is top notch. You will need longer bolts for your door hinges though, keep that in mind. :-)b
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:55 am

Thanks for that info! Hadn't thought about it.

No, they should be back from the powdercoaters this week or next. Not sure when they'll go on, though.
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Re: fender brace

Postby Hrunner989rex » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:46 am

pics and measurements please :mrgreen:
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:54 am

Yes, ma'am. :P
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Re: fender brace

Postby EF RaceRR » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:35 pm

budget_crx wrote:Did you get the Nagisa braces on yet tommy? The are fantastic quality pieces and the fitment is top notch. You will need longer bolts for your door hinges though, keep that in mind. :-)b


I don't think he will need longer bolts.
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:57 pm

Well, we'll find out eventually. Braces are done from the powdercoaters, but won't be able to get them til Labor Day weekend.
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Re: fender brace

Postby budget_crx » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:25 pm

EF RaceRR wrote:I don't think he will need longer bolts.


I did when I installed mine, the factory bolts did not thread in as much as they should. You could probably get away without doing so but keep in mind those bolts are supporting your heavy doors and the braces take away about a 1/4in of thread.
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Re: fender brace

Postby Dr_Drache » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:40 pm

tommy wrote:Well, we'll find out eventually. Braces are done from the powdercoaters, but won't be able to get them til Labor Day weekend.


takes that long to ship UPS? :P


budget_crx wrote:
EF RaceRR wrote:I don't think he will need longer bolts.


I did when I installed mine, the factory bolts did not thread in as much as they should. You could probably get away without doing so but keep in mind those bolts are supporting your heavy doors and the braces take away about a 1/4in of thread.


you do know the door bolts are about 10% longer than required? as long as you have positive engagement with all the threads, you cannot get any stronger. any bolt that sticks out, is wasted bolt.

looking at the pictures, you SURE these are made with 1/4" plate?
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Re: fender brace

Postby budget_crx » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:21 pm

Dr_Drache wrote:
you do know the door bolts are about 10% longer than required? as long as you have positive engagement with all the threads, you cannot get any stronger. any bolt that sticks out, is wasted bolt.

looking at the pictures, you SURE these are made with 1/4" plate?


The 1/4 is an estimate from what I remember putting them on 2 years ago. The are significantly thicker than the Spoon gussets that I have which are made to do the same thing. These Nagisa braces are stout.

I'm just speaking from experience, the hinge bolts are short already and they have that stepped design. I only got one or two threads in when using the stock bolts, I did not trust that one bit.

Here are some pictures of the Nagisa braces installed
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Re: fender brace

Postby tommy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:19 am

Great pics, thanks. :-)b

Dr - best local powdercoater is by my parents' house, and I'm not going back down to that area until LD weekend. I will take lots o' pics, measurements, and so forth, don't worry.
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Re: fender brace

Postby Dr_Drache » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:22 am

tommy wrote:Great pics, thanks. :-)b

Dr - best local powdercoater is by my parents' house, and I'm not going back down to that area until LD weekend. I will take lots o' pics, measurements, and so forth, don't worry.


I'm not worried man... I'm just poking. let me know if i go to far :P
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Re: fender brace

Postby efcivic » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:29 pm

I am going to make some, maybe out of round tube or square , square is cheaper , or maybe that rectangle tubing as the one above. I'm just waiting on some flanges for the door plates and a machined part for the front hole. The way I did it though there is no flex in the mounting for the front hole like that big plate on the Nagisa so if the car is a little off then it might be an issue.


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