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IL or Beatrush

Postby RDWhitney » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:00 am

Is the Beatrush worth the extra $, and is there any discount if you buy 3 or more pieces?
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby Brian » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:03 pm

RDWhitney wrote:Is the Beatrush worth the extra $, and is there any discount if you buy 3 or more pieces?



The Beatrush bits are finished off much nicer, fit better, and are stiffer. Whether it makes them worth the extra cost is difficult to quantify. I have some customers who want the best and they get the Beatrush braces. Other customers more interested in bang for the buck get the IL versions.

The Beatrush bits are already on their clearance price sale, no additional help for getting three on those. We do have a combo deal on the website for the IL braces..
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby nc4me » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:14 pm

I know you covered this before Brian, but I can't seem to find it.

In order of performance benefit, which beatrush braces give the most results?

I remember the ppf brace was number one if I'm not mistaken, but I can't remember the rest.

Can you list all four please? The ppf, rear performance brace, front performance brace, and frame rail reinforcement.

Thanks in advance! Sorry to bother.
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby Brian » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:44 am

The PPF Performance bar helps put the power down more effectively, we usually do it only on cars racing or those with significantly more power (supercharged and turbocharged). The brace that you notice the most in terms of chassis stiffening is the big Rear Performance Bar, it really ties the entire back end together. The Frame Rail Reinforcement Bar and Front Performance bars are just better and lighter versions of factory braces already on the car (nice to cut some weight and improve effectiveness but you won't feel much change in stiffness since they are replacements for braces already on the car).
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby nc4me » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Thanks
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby NobleK » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:50 am

Which ones did you add/replace on the 2012 PRHT project? What was your goal?

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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby Brian » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:09 am

So far, on our 2012 Project did just the replacement of the two factory braces up toward the front with the goal of dropping a few pounds while improving effectiveness. Used the IL versions.
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby NobleK » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:48 am

I really enjoy suspension mods. There is a very dramatic sense of race car handling and confidence in corners. Do you plan on adding the big power brace to the PRHT project. Further, I am thinking about adding the package of all 5 IL braces to my car. I am not going to SC but I will be doing the full exhaust and tune. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Are there any downsides?
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby Brian » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:38 pm

We will likely do the big rear brace on the project 2012. We already added a shock tower brace (our Cobalt brace). The downside is a few more pounds on the car, but the upside is further reduction of flex in the entire rear of the car (less NVH and a nice tighter feel).
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Re: IL or Beatrush

Postby NobleK » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:48 pm

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Just had 3 ILM braces installed. 30 minutes at Rocky's.

1. I.L. Motorsports Front Power Train Brace
2. I.L. Motorsport MX5 X-Brace
3. I.L. Motorsports Rear lower Performance Bar

Apparently ILM has improved the placement of the attachment holes and everything fit perfectly.
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