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      04-02-2010, 05:08 PM   #23
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I'd also be interested to know how much stiffer these braces are vs. OE.
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      04-03-2010, 02:32 PM   #24
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wow such dinan haters on here lol. that techno intake thing loses power on a car and costs twice as much but that is cool. i bet if you took the dinan name off of it and put something else on people would say you get 5hp out of it lmao
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      02-27-2013, 12:48 AM   #25
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So I decided to get them. They looked cool and thought that I might as well. It defiantly does clean up the engine bay. I probably didnt need to get them but they look nice.

Sorry for the crappy pictures, they were taken with an iPhone
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Im about to install these this weekend, do you have any tips on install?
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Im about to install these this weekend, do you have any tips on install?
It's more pain than you think since you have to take most of the covers (wiper areas) out in order to install these 2 bars.

Here is my tips from my experience:
It's pretty straight forward but if you can't get to it, just be patient and take more parts out and don't lose or drop any bolt/screws etc.
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These look pretty trick. Like others have said, mostly show, but still, nothing wrong with that.

As for stiffness vs OEM I don't think there's much reason to go to Dinan for that info. Calculating the stiffness of a tubular section given that it's carbon is pretty easy once you have the dimensions. Same with the OEM part with the measurements and materials it's pretty easy.
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Who makes one thats similar but less costly!? Thanks!
No one.
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I'd also be interested to know how much stiffer these braces are vs. OE.
If someone can provide dimensions of both the Dinan and OEM setups I'd be happy to do the math. The only unknown is the wall thickness of the Dinan pieces I would assume.

I'm guessing the OE parts are steel?
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      02-27-2013, 10:44 AM   #30
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Recognizing that any weight savings likely to be tiny, wonder how much the dinan brace weighs vs OEM
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      02-27-2013, 01:07 PM   #31
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I have these, they're just for looks, and have no appreciable difference in performance. Would I do it again, probably, really dresses up the engine bay nicely, but again don't think there's an appreciable gain in performance whatsoever...
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      02-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #32
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I have these, they're just for looks, and have no appreciable difference in performance. Would I do it again, probably, really dresses up the engine bay nicely, but again don't think there's an appreciable gain in performance whatsoever...
That's exact reason why I have mine.
I just felt my Dinan intake looked very lonely so I added a pair of C/F friends.
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      02-27-2013, 02:26 PM   #33
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That's exact reason why I have mine.
I just felt my Dinan intake looked very lonely so I added a pair of C/F friends.
I felt my strut braces looked lonely, so I added this...
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At least the price has been reduced to $299 from $499. Thinking about a set to match my Dinan intake. Intake price also dropped a $100.

http://www.dinancars.com/shop/D180-0...es.aspx#page=3
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      02-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #35
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I have these as well, I don't think there are any performace benefits, but who can quantify this kind of testing ...

The weight of both OEM and Dinan are about the same. BTW I think OEM are aluminum not steel, they feel very light to be steel.
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I have these as well, I don't think there are any performace benefits, but who can quantify this kind of testing ...

The weight of both OEM and Dinan are about the same. BTW I think OEM are aluminum not steel, they feel very light to be steel.
Definitely aluminum.
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I felt my strut braces looked lonely, so I added this...
OMG!!!!
You finally got it! Looks amazing!
(I'm sure she drives like crazy!!!)
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      02-28-2013, 01:57 PM   #38
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OMG!!!!
You finally got it! Looks amazing!
(I'm sure she drives like crazy!!!)
Yep, only took like 7 weeks haha. The car is an entirely different beast. Still completely capable of daily and city driving, but is an absolute monster when opened up
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      02-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #39
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Wow resurrection of very old thread...
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      03-05-2013, 12:47 AM   #40
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Lots of bling! Do they make a diff in chassis rigidity?
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Just for fun... and because there is a Dinan 15% sale this month, I just ordered these.

Anyone DIY install?
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