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Old 11-18-02, 10:47 AM
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Engine Torque brace in Street Prepared?

I was looking at the wording for Street Prepared:

"One bolt-on torque suppression device may be used. A torque suppression device attaches from the engine to the body, frame, or subframe in one location, and controls engine movement at that location along a single axis only. It may serve no other purpose.
Examples of permitted devices:
) a chain
) <b>a rod with spherical bearings at each end. </b>
Examples of devices not permitted:
) one or more solid motor mounts
) any link which confines movement along more than one axis
) an engine mounting plate, or one or more plates rigidly bolted between the engine and the frame.
Holes may be drilled to mount a torque suppression device. The installation may not include the welding of any plate(s) to the motor mount(s) or bodywork (7/2002), nor may it include multiple non-parallel links.
This does not allow motor mount changes other than those which are update/backdates of factory components. "

Would the FEED torque brace be permitted?
http://www.jt-imports.com/FEED%20engine%20dampener.jpg
it goes beyond the defintion of "a rod with spherical bearings at each end" because it actually includes the dampener. But, when used a single standalone component it sounds legal. any thoughts?

thanks in advance
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Old 11-18-02, 11:12 AM
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I think you're alright since it still is essentially a rod with spherical bearings and offers no other structure to the car. The additional structure is what the rules are trying to disallow.
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pretty much what i figured, just didn't want to back myself into a corner if i were ever protested for something stupid like that.

But then again you have to actually be winning to be protested

thanks Damon
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