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Old 03-01-2004, 10:50 PM   #1
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Talking Mating undertray and front subframe brace

I spoke to Blake Fuller (941-954-1114, blake@brailleauto.com) at Braille Auto Development today. They are the same people who have brought the Braille 11.5 pound 700 Peak CCA battery to market.

Blake stated that, if the STi community shows some interest, his company will develop a front sub frame brace and aluminum under tray that, unlike the Cusco or Do Luck braces and Primitive Racing or Fastline trays, will be made to work together as a set.

The aluminum under trays are great for shielding your car from gravel ect. but do not work with anything other than the stock hydroformed channel member. The Cusco or Do Luck parts help stiffen the front of the car and shed a few pounds from the heavy girl, but won't work with existing aftermarket trays.
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Old 03-01-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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The skid plate would be a breeze to fit. The subframe will take some doing. If it's nice (and aluminum) I'd be interested. Look at my thread- whose running w/o a subframe- there are three of four examples of JDM designed ones that he could look at.

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Old 03-02-2004, 07:31 PM   #3
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To be honest... I'd rather have some kind of undercover more from an aero standpoint than try to make it indestructable...

Take a look at some of the stuff available for the S2000 and 350Z from Top Secret and that's the kind of thing I'm talking about.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:24 PM   #4
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I'd be interested if it were universal and fit the wagon.
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Old 03-03-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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I'm always looking to improve performance at a reasonable cost (cost/benefit rule of economics) Just a thought, but I would want to make sure this piece would not interfere with the underbody cooling of the drivetrain (if there are any).
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Old 03-03-2004, 02:33 AM   #6
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I would be interested if you can still change your oil without removing it.
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Old 09-26-2004, 04:56 PM   #7
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I'd buy one if it fits well, is light, and has fairly good protection for the underbody. Just took my subframe off and I don't want to put it back on.

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Old 09-26-2004, 05:14 PM   #8
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I'd definately be interested in a safe subframe replacement. I too would be very interested in the aerodynamics and light weight of an aluminum undertray than an indestructable rally-style plate.
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:35 PM   #9
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Ooo---Oooo....I'd LOVE one!!!! Aerodynamic....stiffens front lower stut area...protects better than plastic....Ooo---Ooo.....Uncle wants one
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:45 PM   #10
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Old 09-26-2004, 09:48 PM   #11
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I'm interested as well, and since everybody has some requirements here's mine:

I will only buy it if it comes in PINK






P.S. J/K as long as it fits well, its lightweight and oil change doesn't take an hour cuz of it I want it.
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Old 09-27-2004, 04:22 PM   #12
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if it only comes in pink, I'm out .

oil change is deffinately an important aspect. I'd like it to cover the oil pan, but either be easy to remove for oil changes or have a trap door for the drain and filter area.

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Old 09-27-2004, 07:07 PM   #13
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lets just make sure the wagon guys get some love too.
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:45 PM   #14
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any news on this?
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:20 PM   #15
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Sounds good, leave an access panel for oil changes- could be a 3 inch round hole and we could toss the drain bolt and put a valve type of bolt on there to accept a drain hose.
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Old 11-27-2004, 12:23 AM   #16
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damn should I just call Braille or does anyone have some news on this?

Thanks,

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Old 11-27-2004, 07:43 AM   #17
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Quote:
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damn I should just call Braille
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:52 AM   #18
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:36 PM   #19
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make the brace so that it can work with a ALK,
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:00 PM   #20
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1. Must be high strength aluminum (say, 6061)
2. Must be easy to bolt on - my Ebay ladder brace had to get beat and drilled to fit
3. Aluminum tray is fine, as long as it doesn't weigh more than our plastic one now

I'll be painting mine bright Subie Yellow!!
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