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Anyone have experience with Steeda Frame Rail brace and/or Fidanza D/S?

I got about $200 credit at steeda and I have narrowed down what I am considering. It's between the 3 point frame rail and torque box brace and the Fidanza D/S. Anyone have any experience and/or suggestions regarding these products? Thanks.

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I'm looking at the subframe connectors as a future mod.


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I saw the d/s on the Powerblock or something to that effect. It was a car show that comes on on Sunday morning. They were souping up a 07 with it. Only problem that I had was that you could tell that they were in agreement with certain manufacturers as they mostly used BBK parts with a sprinkle of others in there. You think I'll have fitment/clearance issues if I have a catted X pipe in there? I don't think it will, but I'm having a little bit of trouble picturing how it will fit in my head.

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I saw the d/s on the Powerblock or something to that effect. It was a car show that comes on on Sunday morning. They were souping up a 07 with it. Only problem that I had was that you could tell that they were in agreement with certain manufacturers as they mostly used BBK parts with a sprinkle of others in there. You think I'll have fitment/clearance issues if I have a catted X pipe in there? I don't think it will, but I'm having a little bit of trouble picturing how it will fit in my head.
No you won't have any clearance problems. I run a 4" aluminum d/s with no problems. Looks like the Fidanza d/s come in 3" or 3.5".

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How does the Fidanza D/S compare to the one from Powerhouse? I don't know of anybody that is running that one.
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How does the Fidanza D/S compare to the one from Powerhouse? I don't know of anybody that is running that one.
Don't know... I'm very happy with the Powerhouse and I'm unaware of a single PH driveshaft failure.

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Don't know... I'm very happy with the Powerhouse and I'm unaware of a single PH driveshaft failure.
Not to hijack... How easy was the install? Asuming you did it yourself.
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Not to hijack... How easy was the install? Asuming you did it yourself.
I actually had it installed at Powerhouse when I was having it dyno'd. It is very easy though. A lift is recommended!

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No you won't have any clearance problems. I run a 4" aluminum d/s with no problems. Looks like the Fidanza d/s come in 3" or 3.5".
My bad. I meant the subframe connectors. But that's reassuring that the d/s would fit too.

What does the difference in size of shafts mean? More stability? More power handling?

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My bad. I meant the subframe connectors. But that's reassuring that the d/s would fit too.

What does the difference in size of shafts mean? More stability? More power handling?
Oops... I should have figured that. I don't think there'd be a problem.

As for the driveshafts there are 3.5" and 4" that are rated to 1000 hp so I don't think bigger necessarily means better.

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I'm looking at the subframe connectors as a future mod.
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Here is a link for S&W race cars subframe connectors that don't have the S cut into the brace. :hihi:

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Here is a link for S&W race cars subframe connectors that don't have the S cut into the brace. :hihi:

http://www.swracecars.com/mustang.asp
Those are nice... I'm going to bookmark this for future reference!

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