PART NUMBER: 61-1839F
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Made in the USA, all TIG welded, featuring an ultra light and stiff honeycomb tubular aluminum shaft construction for ultra light weight AND strength. Lifetime warranty!
Easily the best VALUE in a full underbody brace setup for your Fiat 124 (some competitors are cheap and heavy STEEL). All made in the USA, not the China stuff the other brands are selling that often breaks.
BRIAN'S APPLICATION NOTES: See our Forum install thread, this one takes some work to install but average Joes can do it. One large X brace at the middle of the car is far stiffer than the flexible sheet metal stock X brace and extended so it connects to the forward K brace and the rear triangle subframe braces, numerous additional connection points for a much more stout result. Rear triangulated suspension braces provide more consistent, linear, predictable rear suspension response. NOTE some loss of ground clearance with most underbody braces, customers with cars lowered more than an inch need to be careful around bigger speedbumps, etc.
We long had this listed as manual transmission only, but customer Bryan at NGEN has now installed successfully on Automatic, no extra bits needed.
Had my favorite local custom shop install this complete under chassis brace kit along with the front subframe replacement braces. These could be installed at home with the car on ramps or jack stands, but it was so much easier with a lift.
We ran into a problem only at the very end of the install when attaching the rear triangular braces. The rearmost attachment point is to a blank hole in the chassis channel with no apparent way to secure a bolt. We were further confused by two large silver bolts and washers (about 14mm) that Goodwin supplied with other bolts we had already used in the installation. (Turned out those bolts and washers aren't used at all)
My car was originally sold in Colorado and had undercoating that hid some of the holes in the chassis channel. It would have been less confusing if we had known the holes were there. This was on a Friday early afternoon in Texas. A quick call got Greg on the phone at Goodwin in California. We tried to explain the situation. Greg went out to the shop to ask the mechanics. Long story short, after some back and forth we were made aware of the hidden holes and the two strange long metal brackets with attached nuts and bolts that were supplied with the braces. Those brackets weren't brackets at all but were extensions to send the attached nuts into the channel for attaching the triangle brace.
Thanks so much for Greg hanging with us so long on the phone to solve the problem and even staying on the phone with us until we told him we had it working fine.
I'm really pleased with this chassis stiffening. I push my car hard where I can safely do so. This, along with my other suspension mods has transformed my Abarth into a real canyon carver that's still comfortable as a daily driver.
This is the ULTIMATE product if you want to increase chassis stiffness in order to successfully track your favorite spider without the need to install -race only- coilovers or shocks that makes everyday driving utterly uncomfortable... No disadvantages easy to install.. Good job Brian!