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#1 ditonics

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:26 PM

I have seen a few cars with a brace that goes from the base of the gear lever surround up to the dash.

 

What is this all about?

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

Cosmetic only. Some love 'em and some (techieboy :lol:) hate 'em. They offer no structural bracing.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

How bizarre.
It's a stripped out light weight car, why add an option like that???
I take it, it's a fancy light.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:44 PM

Not everyone is obsessed with weight, speed and willy waving.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:51 PM

How bizarre.
It's a stripped out light weight car, why add an option like that???
I take it, it's a fancy light.

Well, it's actually a very un-fancy light. The three LEDs really are LEDs but they've had the legs chopped off. The light source is a really crap capsule lamp. Utter madness!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:52 PM

Not everyone is obsessed with weight, speed and willy waving.

True. And they drive Dacia Logans.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:58 PM

How bizarre.
 

 

Did we mention it's rare and expensive?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:03 PM

 

How bizarre.
 

 

Did we mention it's rare and expensive?

 

 

Rare and expensive does equal good ;-)

 

(I'm going to assume this is a touche subject)


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Touchy or touché ?

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:06 PM

Stops the missus kicking you if you go too fast :)



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:08 PM

i had one, really just for the sake of it, but couldn't bring myself to actually fit it........................ended up exported into europe



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:09 PM

In time trials they were proved to make the car 4.5 leptons quicker around the Nordschleife so well worth it imho.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:16 PM

Touchy or touché 

Touché for picking up on my touchy use of language tonight  :P 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:17 PM

Stops the missus kicking you if you go too fast :)

 

 

Ok, now I can see the point of it.

 

Just need one to stop her slapping me or punching my shoulder when we are sideways.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:24 PM

In time trials they were proved to make the car 4.5 leptons quicker around the Nordschleife so well worth it imho.


Gman could do with one for day to day driving then. :lol:

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:29 PM

In time trials they were proved to make the car 4.5 leptons quicker around the Nordschleife so well worth it imho.

Gman could do with one for day to day driving then. :lol:

It would effectively double his speed then. A worthy investment for the purple projectile.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

Car had one when I got it, took out and sold for a good penny or many :lol:

Like hard tops before some git flooded the market :P

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:53 AM

Buchos makes a carbon fibre style centre brace that can house guauges if you like that kind of thing...

Pretty cool bit of kit I think.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:51 AM

Something else really hard to smack your knee on in a big accident.  thumbsup



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:23 AM

Oh and did I see biscuit 😛




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