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Hey guys! I just released a new brace for the focus st and figured id share it with you all! It is now available for purchase at tbperformanceproducts.com

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The factory crossmember brace is a flimsy grouping of stamped sheet metal pieces that bolts together. While a good start, significant chassis deflection occurs in this area which translates to unpredictable and diminished performance. By adding the TB Performance Products Crossmember Brace, you will gain a serious edge in handling.

-Made in the USA

-Mig and Tig Welded construction

-1"x1/2" rectangular tube steel construction for the highest strength at the lowest weight possible.

-.120 wall thickness mounting cups for the ultimate in strength

-Black Powdercoat finish

-Only weighs a few lbs!
 

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We are at the point where TB Performance just turns your car into an F1 car with the stability. Bravo!
 

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Any modifications needed to install or is it a straight replacement?
It looks like you remove the stock bolts and just screw them back in with this part on top. No modification from what I can see.
 

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Is that another different mid brace in those photos? Between your new cross member brace and the rear mid brace?

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Is that another different mid brace in those photos? Between your new cross member brace and the rear mid brace?

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looks like front is the 4-pt Traction bar and back is the rear-mid brace, and the cross-member brace is in between (where you attach the front of the Steeda jacking rails if you have those)
 

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Another TB Performance part gets added to the future purchase list.
 

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Is that another different mid brace in those photos? Between your new cross member brace and the rear mid brace?

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Oh now I see it, sneaky
 

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I almost posted the same thing earlier today. Sign me up if it happens.

Edit: Just remembered I am impatient. No need to sign up for a group by... I just ordered one :)
 

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Just wanted to update the thread. Currently in contact with TB and getting this sorted out. Will post update of resolution in a few days when I get around to it. Great service so far.
 

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I was able to get this installed today. A few notes...

1. I highly recommend buying replacement bolts for the large bolts as they are single use (Ford Part Number: CV6Z00812A). In my case I had to Dremel down the edges of the flange on the bolt a little to get them to fit into the cups. I believe this was due to the powder coat, but not a big deal to fix as it turned out.

2. If you have Steeda chassis jacking rails, get longer bolts for the other 4 bolts (M10x1.5). I would do at least 30mm length. I used 30mm on the inner two and 40mm on the outer two. 30mm would have worked on all 4, but my local hardware store only had 2 of each in automotive grade bolts.

3. If you have one available, use an impact wrench. The two large bolts were difficult to get out (granted my car is 5 years old at this point).

4. Part is definitely lightweight and definitely stiffer than the factory piece. TB was easy to contact and quick to reply. Ultimately I ended up working out the issue by modifying the bolt, but it seemed like TB would work with me if I needed something reasonable on their end to get the issue resolved.
 

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I was able to get this installed today. A few notes...

1. I highly recommend buying replacement bolts for the large bolts as they are single use (Ford Part Number: CV6Z00812A). In my case I had to Dremel down the edges of the flange on the bolt a little to get them to fit into the cups. I believe this was due to the powder coat, but not a big deal to fix as it turned out.

2. If you have Steeda chassis jacking rails, get longer bolts for the other 4 bolts (M10x1.5). I would do at least 30mm length. I used 30mm on the inner two and 40mm on the outer two. 30mm would have worked on all 4, but my local hardware store only had 2 of each in automotive grade bolts.

3. If you have one available, use an impact wrench. The two large bolts were difficult to get out (granted my car is 5 years old at this point).

4. Part is definitely lightweight and definitely stiffer than the factory piece. TB was easy to contact and quick to reply. Ultimately I ended up working out the issue by modifying the bolt, but it seemed like TB would work with me if I needed something reasonable on their end to get the issue resolved.
This is very helpful, thanks. The two large bolts, if they're single use they're probably torque-to-yield right? If so, do you know the torque specs?
 

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Seems like I found the torque spec. Unfortunately I have no idea what it was or where I found it. Tried looking around a little to see if I could find it again and did not have any luck.
 
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