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    Carbing Rear Brace (trunk Brace)

    Installation: Easy install, one person, you must relocated your spare.
    Note: with a little persuading, the jack bar / gas cover plate can be reused, you must pull the right top corner out about 1/4", so it does not contact the brace.

    Tools: 14mm deep socket (for rear shocks), and 10mm socket (for Jack bar / gas cover plate removal).

    First Test Drive I did notice a difference, the whole rear of my Runabout feels rigid, and in the corners it handles better!!












    Will update as miles collect, and after I install the spare tire re-locator!
    Last edited by atank; 07-29-2014 at 09:57 AM.

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    tag........

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    Installed the spare tire re-locator, very simple install using the factory spare mounting point:






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    looks good!!

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    it does look nice but I cant help but feel that this would be a massive pain to fit without just the right socket set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzWing View Post
    it does look nice but I cant help but feel that this would be a massive pain to fit without just the right socket set.
    No, easy-easy........10mm, 14mm thats all that you will need!!!!

    Went out this weekend for some mountain taming, and I did find a noticeable difference in the handling!

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    I have the very same Carbing bar in my Laguna. I bought it from Atlnb who is a member here, and a local Miata friend. Like Atank said, I was able to install it with a deep socket 14mm. with only one issue. The limited space on the left (drivers) side would only allow a small rotation of the ratchet to get everything snug. It wasn't really a problem, just tedious. The fuel tank tubes are in the way on that side, limiting working space.

    I also noticed this rear strut bar made a difference to the rigidity of my cars rear end. This is all personal feelings, I do not have track times to back it up or anything. It is a beautiful addition to my trunk and that makes me happy enough.
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    That Carbing rear brace is very beautiful. I gotta have one of those.
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    What other braces have you installed?
    Do you have a Rollbar installed?

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    Flyin' Miata Frame Rails, FM butterfly brace, Cusco Power Braces, Etc. Roll Bars, I currently do not have a roll bar installed in my 94LB, but I have installed a few Hard Dog Roll Bars.

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    If I can figure out a half way decent way to mount my spare tire under the car I would be all over this idea.

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    Is Carbing the only rear tower brace option out there ?

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