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Can't say I'm loving that, it does look alright with the mat back on top though.
What is that black unit mounted on the passenger side with a couple wires going to it?
 

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Not interested in spending $20 on scrap metal personally.
It's not the nicest looking strut tower brace, but it's probably the strongest one ever put into a Redline aside from a caged car, and definitely the cheapest.
Deal with it.
 

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Recaro, can't say I really give a shit whether you like it of not. That's something Kyle Busch would say. Anyway, just out of courtesy, it's the alarm speaker.
If you don't want opinions then don't post. Recaro was nice about it. IMO it doesn't look like it works like its supposed to. The whole idea is to link you struts so the car rolls with control. All you did is make the perches thicker and by welding the ends down make your adjustable arm semi worthless. The rod doesn't look all that beefy eighther.

If you called it a front end brace it would make more sence cause you linked the body not the struts. Kudoes for doing something new though I'm all for that.
 

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The whole idea is to link you struts so the car rolls with control. All you did is make the perches thicker
The perches brace against much more of the strut tower than before.
Before they only attached using the top bolt.
Now the perches brace against both the top bolt and the side of the strut tower, making them more effective.

and by welding the ends down make your adjustable arm semi worthless.
The brace still looks adjustable, and even if they're not, a solid unit is still better than one with joints that allow twisting. The goal is to really lock the two strut towers together as solidly as possible.

The rod doesn't look all that beefy eighther.
It's plenty strong enough in the direction that it needs to be.
The threaded rod he used isn't ideal, but it's still much stronger than a lot of lightweight aluminum bars that can be bent by leaning on them while working on a car.

If you called it a front end brace it would make more sence cause you linked the body not the struts.
No, the strut towers are what are linked, the body of the car is not what is being braced here. The strut tower is the entire assembly that starts from the cowl, from the "frame rails" and from the upper "pinch weld" of the car and go to the strut hat.
 

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I'm not saying what you did is a bad thing, I'm just saying its not a strut brace. It's an upper body brace that the struts happen to be bolted through. I'm sure it does help because you are making the upper body stronger and all in all prolly works better than just a generic brace because instead of just linking the top of the struts you have linked the body that the struts mount to.

Regardless the only reason I chimed in was because of the shitty attitude to a senior member who gave you a simple opinion, he didn't bad mouth or put your idea down and neither did I, and still you were a ***** about it. Like I said before if you don't want opinions then you shouldn't post. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.:banana_hi
 

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I really don't understand what the issue is. This could of been done in a civil manner.
As far as I am concerned, recaro and redline1313 are two senior members on here that go out of there way to help people on a daily basis, who have a great deal of respect on here. If you don't want people commenting or opinions, its as simple as don't post, or don't sign on. We don't need this kind of attitude here.
I wasn't even going to chime in, but its a bit immature and ridiculous to act like this.
 

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I really don't understand what the issue is. This could of been done in a civil manner.
As far as I am concerned, recaro and redline1313 are two senior members on here that go out of there way to help people on a daily basis, who have a great deal of respect on here. If you don't want people commenting or opinions, its as simple as don't post, or don't sign on. We don't need this kind of attitude here.
I wasn't even going to chime in, but its a bit immature and ridiculous to act like this.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Nobody was being mean or a dick in their comments and then you want to act like a jerk... ain't nobody got time for dat.
 

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all redline1313 said is that you worded it wrong. and all recaro did was voice an opinion. last I checked, were aloud to have opinions. you should expect that coming onto a forum, that most of these guys have been on since it started. Also, the point of the forum is for people to post information about the cars, so it would be a tad bit pointless for me to be on here if I am not going to read anything. you got off on the wrong foot telling recaro what you did. you don't want feedback, then don't post. simple.
or, you can try again, and see both points of views of it instead of just thinking things are your way, and that's it. like I said, you don't want opinions, sharing of ideas, knowledge, don't post then.
 

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Yes it could have gone better but it was the senior members that cut up my attempts to share something that works. How about 'good for you, thanks for sharing' feedback instead of stupid comments about how it looks or how it's not this or that. It took a Junior member see the worth of my sharing. I will share no more if that's the feedback I can expect from senior members. And if you don't like my retaliatory comments you don't have to read them. Kind of works both ways don't cha think?
It's pretty simple, man. They were civil, you were not. That sums it up.
 

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Recaro, can't say I really give a shit whether you like it of not.
I guess you're not understanding that this is not the way to talk to people on here without giving the people a chance to get to know you first. All redline1313 did was state terminology. It is not that we don't like sharing information, but we do it in a respectable matter. NEVER have I had an issue with someone on this forum in all the time I have been using it.
I think it was also obvious that it wasn't just me seeing this as flat out disrespect. Last I checked, you have to show respect, to receive respect. Try it out sometime.
 

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All in all nobody bad mouthed your idea. You were the first to be a ***** about anything. Recaro commented it wasn't in his taste and I commented it is a body brace not a strut bar. WTF is the problem in that.

Your junior member partner pointed out facts actually that I was correct. You connected the top of the strut towers with a welded component making the upper part of the car stiffer this creating an upper body brace. IT'S A GREAT IDEA. If I had a welder I would have done something like this as well along time ago. I also pointed out that a STRUT bar links the top of the struts together making it so when cornering the struts work together instead of seperate.

IMO your setup would be better for racing and a plain bar would be better for ride cornering.

I think the only thing I would have done different on your setup would have been to just use a solid bar and not use the adjustable rod. I wouldn't think it would need to be adjusted just made solid. You could even take it a step farther and do like the mustangs used to and do a cross link.

New ideas are always welcome just don't have a fit if people have opinions.
Now if someone stepped up and said THAT LOOKS LIKE SHIT I would understand yer reaction I have been there. If you look at my pics I prolly have one of the most personalized rides on here.
 
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