Are Chassis Braces Worth It? --We Tested It!

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4 muaj më parë

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This week on Money Pit, the miata’s floppy body will be stiffened up with a barrage of chassis bracing components. We’ll take a few LASER measurements before and after to see if we’ve stiffened the car up or just lightened our wallet.
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willi3cs 21 orë më parë
Love the content guys, I watch you everyday. can you discuss if Strut Tower braces actually work? and if they do then what do we need to look out for?
shakal pb
shakal pb 2 ditë më parë
3:00 nice Saabaru xD
GR8 Vacadious
GR8 Vacadious 4 ditë më parë
Lets make the car safer by shrinking the crumple zone
Robert Kamber
Robert Kamber 5 ditë më parë
No track test times before and after these upgrades? Yes they very on driver. But would have love to see this aspect. Still an amazing job!!! Great content overall!!! But would like to see more install detail! Does it take two??! Can I do it alone or do I need my bud to help?? Questions that would help bro !!!
Leo 8 ditë më parë
t top Miata
Gabriel Lefebvre
Gabriel Lefebvre 11 ditë më parë
7:27 ouch!
Applecreamable 11 ditë më parë
I played warthunder before it was cool
KoolCat 11 ditë më parë
This show has inspired me to get a miata as my first car
Nick Amarit
Nick Amarit 14 ditë më parë
Are chassis braces DIY-able?
335 14 ditë më parë
The but dyno tends to be inaccurate because of the enthusiasm factor
Christopher Butts
Christopher Butts 15 ditë më parë
So what you're saying is get a T-Top?
Lorem Ipsum
Lorem Ipsum 15 ditë më parë
Stop using Jesus as a cuss word! Please!
Timothy Yakovlev
Timothy Yakovlev 16 ditë më parë
"Lt's get stiff" - Zach Jobe 2020
Charlie Donald
Charlie Donald 17 ditë më parë
One thing to never say on YT “LETS GET STIFF”
layne travis
layne travis 18 ditë më parë
im surprised how less difference from laser spot but is mazda)
Prisoner 310
Prisoner 310 20 ditë më parë
Nice now I get to find a way to stiffen my e36 m3 verts that don't feel like my sedan m3
Dennis Best
Dennis Best 22 ditë më parë
The best bag for the buck chassic fix is the roll bar, stiffens allot.
huego 23 ditë më parë
did he just say lets get stiff, ight bet
2glockz Beretamac11
2glockz Beretamac11 23 ditë më parë
the rigidity is not in the roof of a vehicle
Liam O'Flaherty
Liam O'Flaherty 25 ditë më parë
Door bars definitely make a good difference,; I went from an S special with half cage to V special, with the shocks from the S special, with just a brace/ style bar at the rear and there's far more scuttle shake on the S special.
ANDREW LAURITSEN 26 ditë më parë
u need race seats
Elie Constantine
Elie Constantine 26 ditë më parë
Let's get stiff
Magress 26 ditë më parë
sometimes the noise is enough
James B
James B Muaj më parë
Absolute waste of time, work, seven-hundred and fifty dollars, and thirteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Ron Byrd
Ron Byrd Muaj më parë
How much weight did all that add ? And with the roll bar ?
JapRapt Cars
JapRapt Cars Muaj më parë
Oohh War thunder ad in a donut video, double noice 😄
TheSummit17 Muaj më parë
I’m building a project car of my own and I’ve watched every video of this series at least twice this series has helped me figure out parts for my car
Peter Abou Gharib
Peter Abou Gharib Muaj më parë
that wasnt even an 1/8 inch lol
Equal At Zero
Equal At Zero Muaj më parë
What gf thinks I'm here for What I'm actually here for 13:04
Cherry Bacon
Cherry Bacon Muaj më parë
7:26 ...and that is why my car is scratched everywhere
Devon Smith
Devon Smith Muaj më parë
When doing torsional you'll really want to replace the coil overs with a ridged beam at ride height so that suspension articulation is minimized as much as possible. Bushings and even the control arms in the suspension will still give some in the measurement as well, but that's about as good as it gets in the garage. Also that might only be a quarter inch of movement but that's the front suspension twisting a quarter inch away from the rear suspension, aka the front tires are now twisted a measurable amount from the rear and this is just static loading. Imagine over 2g in vertical force when you're braking on corner entry and one of your front tires hits a bump... think about all those alignment numbers and designed suspension kinematics that are down to the thousandth of an inch now just being thrown a quarter of an inch around.
lord Machado
lord Machado Muaj më parë
Liked just for the sponsor war thunder is good game
Greg Scott
Greg Scott Muaj më parë
There is also an X-brace from Flying Miata that ties the 2 chassis rails together. That might be a good addition. Significant to handling is Shock tower braces...front and rear... that help maintain the proper tire camber when going around corners. Consistent handling is about keeping the two outside tire contact patches as flat as possible on the ground. The inside rear is good for traction out of the corner but the camber on the inside front tire...on a rear wheel drive almost meaningless. Check out a still of an F1 car going around a corner sometime.
Tom G.
Tom G. Muaj më parë
I would love a hard top miata
wunderlichD Muaj më parë
Damn $750 plus your time, to stop 1/4 INCH of frame flex.......? Which it failed to do LOL. So what did you get? Cool metal parts and a lot of weight. At the end of the day we all like to spend money on our cars for a lot of unnecessary shit
John Pich
John Pich Muaj më parë
Tony CrispRuby
Tony CrispRuby Muaj më parë
You mean the smoke blowing thru your hair
Rooster Muaj më parë
if you want me to get stiff then i got to go to a different website if you know what i mean
I Can't Think of a Name
I Can't Think of a Name Muaj më parë
"the front fell off" -clarke and dawe
Michael Heaton
Michael Heaton Muaj më parë
What if I told you paint doesn't stay in a solid layer over sharp edges so painting those drill holes was super pointless.
FTHRTime1 Muaj më parë
Love your guys channel. The reason why your basic ramp test didn't work is because you didn't really change the load on the chassis (except change the weight distribution on the wheels slightly and shifted the C.G. rear a bit). A better test woulda been to go over a set of bumps at a constant speed and by camera track max deflection. Your 2nd approach worked much better because you're actually significantly changing the load on the chassis, so you got a more conclusive result.
goyangi Muaj më parë
The doors not part of the structure...
MotorMouth Muaj më parë
“Let’s get stiff” 💀
Huck to Flat
Huck to Flat Muaj më parë
Called a roll cage
Erik69 Muaj më parë
screw miatas they suck anyway
Isaac Dakujaku
Isaac Dakujaku Muaj më parë
You were sitting in the car that’s why. The first test you weren’t but the second one you were. You should’ve sat in the car for all the tests tho to be more accurate
Nik Sugden
Nik Sugden Muaj më parë
Didnt have the safety pins in your jack stands
Keith Russell Berondo
Keith Russell Berondo Muaj më parë
Wow Warthunder for the sponsor??? Coming up: Moneypit Project tank. M18 Hellcat.
RaMo Muaj më parë
11:07 OUUU SAAB ❤❤❤❤❤
Kenan Beltran
Kenan Beltran Muaj më parë
Peep the TLR lol what you carry my dood?
William Taylor
William Taylor Muaj më parë
Wonder what that laser's original use is. 🤔🤔🤔
Virux 2 muaj më parë
man, you can't test chassis rigidity after installing that fat ass roll bar. cmon breh
Randy Candelario
Randy Candelario 2 muaj më parë
Bro science at its best
marie-claude correa
marie-claude correa 2 muaj më parë
comment awards
Highlord Fox's Garage
Highlord Fox's Garage 2 muaj më parë
I got a ALnets ad during the sponsored ad read. Ironic.
Franklyn Sande
Franklyn Sande 2 muaj më parë
Edward Spaccarelli
Edward Spaccarelli 2 muaj më parë
You should have checked flex with you in the driver seat
Paul Hughes
Paul Hughes 2 muaj më parë
I just put the Flying Miata door blocks in mine and the first thing I noticed was the door sounded more solid when I shut it and the second thing was less rattling driving around. Roll bar is next!
Jai*Micah 2 muaj më parë
Now I'm thinking of getting a miata
Jai*Micah 2 muaj më parë
I think it'll depend on the areas you drive on, and safety. If that improves for this vehicle. I'd definitely do this, or at least a portion of it.
Nicky ChopperDog
Nicky ChopperDog 2 muaj më parë
The test was flawed because of the suspension movement
Joey Dangerous
Joey Dangerous 2 muaj më parë
Would a strut stabilizer help too? I figured while you're at it.
Ashton Covington
Ashton Covington 2 muaj më parë
Who's SAAB 9-3????
xt hydra
xt hydra 2 muaj më parë
6:45 tho if the chassis become a suspension then you could reduce the overall weight therefor increase MPG
resean 2 muaj më parë
dam tell me what is the song
Davis Decker
Davis Decker 2 muaj më parë
The McDonald’s commercial really just got me out of bed to go get some... also, I’m buying a 2001 Miata soon, just gotta put together a few hundred more dollars :))
LIL-Slavic 2 muaj më parë
Hey I’m trying to get more into cars and potentially get the the point where I can tune them my self, where would I start to learn about cars at the current age I’m at? I’m 16 yrs old and really wanna get into cars
Fuc alat
Fuc alat 2 muaj më parë
will the miata ever get a engine swap?
Callsign Whiskey
Callsign Whiskey 3 muaj më parë
War thunder is so underrated it needs to be played more
Энди Ворхл
Энди Ворхл 3 muaj më parë
Какие говняные футболки)
Brad ൠ
Brad ൠ 3 muaj më parë
Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto
Kendrick Park
Kendrick Park 3 muaj më parë
This channel is the best get through the Quarantine. I've been interested in Car Modifications because of this Channel! Thank you Donut Media!!!! I love the videos.
felt washers
felt washers 3 muaj më parë
I think your videos are rad. However, it's "whole other" not "whole nuther"
Dgisch 3 muaj më parë
my Miata literally feels like its just wiggling in the front and later at the back just 2 different wiggle zones with the hardtop on its basically gone. one wiggly boi
John Francis Lara
John Francis Lara 3 muaj më parë
What's the bg music at 10:25?
deuteriumjones 3 muaj më parë
The door thingys were probably worth it. Idk about the rest
Jordan Fedirchuk
Jordan Fedirchuk 3 muaj më parë
Why no track testing to see the difference?
Cody Meshigaud
Cody Meshigaud 3 muaj më parë
that was a good intro, now i want to play that game but first i must eat a dozen TACOS
magnums_ferrari 3 muaj më parë
Seems like you could just weld some steel to the frame of the car instead of spending money on those parts.
Micah Burgin
Micah Burgin 3 muaj më parë
Sound guy flexing on us all by not only having his hearing intact but also never having had a job where you get over sudden unexpected loud noises.
rapteakewl 3 muaj më parë
him sitting on that chair in the beginning... looks like the Miata is licking his ass 😯
sid scott
sid scott 3 muaj më parë
These are more for high power cars so you dont twist you chassis when you launch.
Teldryn Sero
Teldryn Sero 3 muaj më parë
I love how he goes from leather jacket and shades talking like an army recruiter into a backwards snapback n skinny jeans. I love this man.
hAiRy HiPpY 24
hAiRy HiPpY 24 3 muaj më parë
Do you guys ship your merchandise to the UK?
Lodhi in China
Lodhi in China 3 muaj më parë
best ad ever
Jacob Forshee
Jacob Forshee 3 muaj më parë
Frame rails: *bent* Zack: *sees hammer* ah yes, the negotiator
Shadow 3 muaj më parë
Next on donut media: will this miata hold a v8 engine and can we twin turbo it?
K sweeney
K sweeney 3 muaj më parë
IMO that was a terrible deal. $700 for a few pieces of metal and some bushings? Crazy
Owen Timm
Owen Timm 3 muaj më parë
I wish that the person who had my truck was as rust councious as him😂
ryuman757 3 muaj më parë
Only problem with the door bars is the fact that everyone in the U.S. will probably hit you with a vehicle that's taller than the Miata 😩😩 #TinyCarProblems I'mma still get them tho.
Dr. DAC 3 muaj më parë
Hey, at 2:58 whose Saab is that? Looks sweet.
Feel Migraine
Feel Migraine 3 muaj më parë
I like that Saabaru
Wdavis47 3 muaj më parë
Absolutely love how casually ok Zach is with drilling holes in the floor of his Miata
Aaron Kemper
Aaron Kemper 3 muaj më parë
I'd be interested to see which of those components did what. I'd also like to see some work put into the youtube algorithm. A few lines of codes to prevent ads during the creators sponsor ad.
vkmicro 3 muaj më parë
i'd probbaly do the braces and the door bars only... or maybe only the door bars. the added safety is really nice
Eli Williamson
Eli Williamson 3 muaj më parë
Donut ads are the best
James 3 muaj më parë
Added weight and all the price for a tiny improvment in chasis regidity? Worth it? IMO nope. Worth the content in this video? Yep! Great as usual video guys!
krishna Patel
krishna Patel 3 muaj më parë
This see how floppy this thing is #letsgetstiff
Logan Dykstra
Logan Dykstra 3 muaj më parë
“I’m Zach and this is money pit, let’s get stiff” when is that gonna be on a t-shirt?
Mac Rivera
Mac Rivera 3 muaj më parë
Ha! There’s a James Bond BMW Z3 towards the end of the video. Miata’s frenemy.
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