TB Performance Products Mazdaspeed3 Traction Bar Group Buy

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  1. Daniel@TBPerformance

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    Alrighty! That concludes the sign up...we did not reach the 30 name price break, but since this is the first group buy and I have some wicked love for the MS3, I gave the extra 10 dollars off anyway! This means with the code, you can get my traction bar for 109.95 shipped to your door

    Code is active! enter MOREGRIP at checkout to receive 20 dollars off your order of a traction bar! Please remember to pay by the 22nd. No late payments allowed!



    Hello Mazdaspeed family!

    I wanted to celebrate joining this forum with a nice group buy for you all!

    The Product

    TB Performance Products Mazdaspeed3 Front Traction Bar

    This is a type of chassis brace that I have dubbed the Traction Bar. It links the front horizontal LCA bolts together which reduces the chassis deflection that occurs under high load in this area. Chassis deflection is the act of the chassis actually shifting and flexing about which leads to changes in vehicle dynamics via short and sudden changes in the vehicles alignment. On the Mazdaspeed3, this deflection is one of the contributing factors to wheel hop and torque steer. By reinforcing this area, one can reduce these problems with a simple bolt on installation.

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    *While this picture is the Traction Bar on a Focus ST, This is the exact same location on the MS3

    -Each Traction Bar is built using 1/2"x1" rectangular tube steel. This tubing is positioned so that its "edge" is in line with the load, which yields around 7x more strength in this position than round tube. Another benefit of the rectangular tube steel is that it allows for a tighter clearance underneath the car so that the brace doesn't hang down any lower than the factory splash guard.

    -The mounting cups are made of 1.5"x .120 steel. This extra thick wall thickness helps resist any deflection of the cup itself, thus increasing the overall rigidity of the brace.

    -Each Traction bar is powdercoated in a high gloss black finish. My powdercoater actually runs it through two separate coats which makes for an incredibly thick, durable and rugged coating.

    -Weight is nominal. Each brace weighs in at only 2 lbs.

    Benefits

    -Reduced wheel hop and torque steer

    -Tighter steering response and feedback

    -Slight reduction in felt NVH from aftermarket motor mounts due to chassis dampening

    The Legacy

    After initial development for the speed3, the focus ST community quickly picked my traction bar up where it has become rather popular. The two vehicles share the same chassis and my development continued on the ST's. As such, this is where most of my data and feedback has come from. The brace has a rather proven track record in both drag and road race conditions.

    In drag racing, armed with this brace, Justin Vaughn set the record for fastest Focus ST at a blistering 10.785 @ 130 mph. He reported back after installation, saying that the brace made his car significantly more manageable than it was prior to the brace being on his car. This data was also backed up by Erik Vogel and his low 11 sec passes on the previous record setting Focus.

    On the road courses, The brace has assisted Jack Nicholas Thomas and Efrain Flores in securing a class victory at Willow Springs in Global Time Attack this year. In testing and at the track, both drivers commented that there was greater steering feedback and sharper response along with a heightened ability to get on the throttle earlier in corners.

    Price Points

    Normal MSRP on the Traction Bar is 129.95 shipped anywhere in the USA

    15 names-119.95-Cleared

    30 names-109.95

    45 names-99.95

    Schedule

    Sign up by adding your username to the list in this thread. Sign up will close 7/15/2018. Once the sign up is completed, I will send out the code to redeem on my website for the discounted rate that we reach. Payment must be submitted by 7/22/2018, no late payments will be taken. Shipment will follow. I will begin fabrication of this batch before the sign up closes to expedite the shipping, however, I am a one man show so please take that into consideration. In my past group buys with the Focus ST all orders have shipped within 3 weeks of the close of the group buy.

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    4.) Frank2310
    5.) Fonzerelli
    6.) Mspeed40
    7.) Mzspeedlife
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    12.) Swteknique
    13.) Nando
    14.) Darren Spells
    15.) ZachS.
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    17.) Littleloogy
    18.) John
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    @JohnnyTightlips please write a how-to on putting your name on the list for a group buy
     
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    LMAO, sure ummm already done I sent it via snail mail so it might be a bit.
     
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    Who wants to bet that all these greenies post once to get in on the group buy and then disappear forever?
     
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