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To take advantage of this group buy, enter the code RABGB when purchasing a rear arm bar off of tbperformanceproducts.com. You do not need to message me or post on here to use the code. It is open to all who see it, thanks to the hard work of all those who signed up :D You can purchase multiple products from my site while using the code.
CODE EXPIRES March 10th 2017 AT MIDNIGHT, no late orders will be accepted.



Alright guys and gals! I am back! I know I promised one sooner but business got extremely hectic and I wanted to make sure that if I did a group buy that I would be able to get the products out as quick as I could so I held off until the rush ended. So where does that leave us? I am thinking a Rear Traction Bar group buy is in order, so let's get this going! Last Group buy we got a grand total of 72 bars...I think we can beat it this time around!

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The Product

-Black Powdercoat finish ONLY. There will not be any custom colors this time around (sadly the powdercoat shop won't do that sweet ass purple again...I know, I know, I am just as sad as you guys are!)
-Hand TIG and MIG welded
-USA Made
-Reduce rear end float
-1"x1/2" Rectangular tube steel provides the ultimate in strength as well as a low profile design
-Easy install. Simply remove two bolts and bolt the brace right up
-No cutting or welding
-Clears all known exhaust systems
-Works with all coilovers, sway bars, and springs
-Known to cause serious bouts of canyon runs. Any divorces, breakups, or loss of friends is not my responsibility


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How it Works

Essentially what is going on is the links in the rear suspension tie into the rear subframe. This brace reinforces the mount in a key link in the suspension. The stock subframe in this region is fairly weak and when load is applied chassis flex/slop occurs. This makes the entire suspension system have to pick up the slack as well as causing the rear end of the vehicle to begin to slide in a less than desirable manner under hard corner exits. This also creates a variable in the suspension system as a whole. What this means is that tuning your sway bars, coilovers, shocks, spring rates, etc is that much harder to do because the chassis is flexing and throwing the whole system off.

I have observed a weakness in this region before when I assessed the mazdaspeed3 chassis(this section of the chassis is shared between the ford C chassis platforms). At the time I didnt have the right knowledge to fabricate a production version of the brace and so I held off. In the summer of 2016 I decided to sit down and design the most efficient brace using the lessons of my 6 years of chassis reinforcement experience to tackle it. My goal was to negate the floaty feeling that occurs upon exiting a hard corner. I am sure most of you have encountered this in the canyons or autocross where the back feels like it is about to slide out from under you. I wanted to design a product to help keep that rotation but remove the slide from it.

This brace helps to accomplish this task and I feel that you all will be pleased with the change in handling :D

Price Break Down

Normal MSRP-$130 Shipped
20 Names- $120 Shipped
35 Names- $110 Shipped
50 Names- $99 Shipped

To take advantage of this group buy, enter the code RABGB when purchasing a rear arm bar off of tbperformanceproducts.com. You do not need to message me or post on here to use the code. It is open to all who see it, thanks to the hard work of all those who signed up :D You can purchase multiple products from my site while using the code.


Shipping Times

I learned a lot on our last group buy and as such I will be much quicker at getting orders out. I expect orders will ship within two weeks of time of purchase, however there is a chance that it may take longer. I promise your order will not be lost or forgotten. If you are concerned about your order feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will respond to it. Please know that each email I get asking about order status slows the whole process down as I will have to stop fab work to answer an email. Messages received on this forum are NOT likely to get a quick response.


The Rules

-If you are interested in signing up to purchase please add your name to the list or posting that you are in for one.
-This group buy is exclusive to this forum so make sure you have an account to sign up
-Payments will open on February 24th and the final day to send payment is March 10th
-To pay please purchase off my website tbperformanceproducts.com and enter the discount code that I will provide on February 24th. Do not ask for the code until then, I will not provide it and your message will be ignored.

Future Group Buys
I have received a number of messages and posts wanting a group buy for the Front Traction Bar. I really appreciate the love and support of this product. It means a ton to know so many people love it, however, I am sorry but I have no intention of doing another Traction Bar Group buy in 2017. My only plan for another group buy is for my front strut tower brace that I will hopefully start up in March, After that I will be done with group buys. I am doing this because Group Buys are helpful with getting TBs name out there but they are dangerous because people quickly grow reliant on getting a sale price for products which makes each month unstable and inconsistent. As this is my full time job and sole forum of income, I value consistency and stability. I try to refrain from doing lots of group buys for this reason. AGAIN, I will NOT being offer either of my Traction Bars at a group buy rate again in 2017.

TLDR
- No Front Traction Bars are offered on this group buy so please do not ask again.
- Once this Rear Traction Bar group buy ends, I will NOT being doing another one in 2017
- Front Strut Bar group buy is slated for next month(March 2017)
- Front Strut Bar is the final group buy that I have planned for 2017



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I got in on the front bar GB and had a couple of quick questions after having no luck on the internet. I understand the function of the traction bar in the front for a fwd, it seems less necessary for the rear, at what point would this be beneficial for someone? Also, I am using my car as a DD, would the rear bar detract from my daily experience just cruisnig around? Thanks!
 

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why do you have to go tempting me with this :furious:
 

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I got in on the front bar GB and had a couple of quick questions after having no luck on the internet. I understand the function of the traction bar in the front for a fwd, it seems less necessary for the rear, at what point would this be beneficial for someone? Also, I am using my car as a DD, would the rear bar detract from my daily experience just cruisnig around? Thanks!
Agree. Subscribed. Would this work similar, or serve the same purpose as a rear tower brace? Any idea how this interacts with aftermarket swaybars?
 

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Agree. Subscribed. Would this work similar, or serve the same purpose as a rear tower brace? Any idea how this interacts with aftermarket swaybars?
I did see it fits with all sway, springs and coilovers and known exhaust systems.
 

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Also in for benefits. I couldn't find much reading material regarding these guys
 

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I got in on the front bar GB and had a couple of quick questions after having no luck on the internet. I understand the function of the traction bar in the front for a fwd, it seems less necessary for the rear, at what point would this be beneficial for someone? Also, I am using my car as a DD, would the rear bar detract from my daily experience just cruisnig around? Thanks!
So I'll try my best to help out here. I tested one of the first ones out and have had it for 6 months or more. I have his front as well. I also daily my car. Honestly it will not be as noticeably better than the front traction bar, but it does help. When you take a corner and the backend is a little "loose" ( or swishy) this comes into play and will allow you to steer the backend with the throttle. If that makes sense. The car feels more direct and the backend follows like it's more on rails in corners. It does not take away from the daily driving experience, but will make the focus a little more tight. I have just recently added his Booty Boot Camp trunk brace, and man this car whips around corners now. I haven't been able to get out and auto cross it yet, but I imagine it will be awesome. If you guys have any other questions about it, I will do my best to answer them.


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Agree. Subscribed. Would this work similar, or serve the same purpose as a rear tower brace? Any idea how this interacts with aftermarket swaybars?
Rear tower brace? For a focus? If it's the booty boot camp trunk brace or something similar, it adds to it. This keeps where the rear arms connect from flexing in corners.


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So I'll try my best to help out here. I tested one of the first ones out and have had it for 6 months or more. I have his front as well. I also daily my car. Honestly it will not be as noticeably better than the front traction bar, but it does help. When you take a corner and the backend is a little "loose" ( or swishy) this comes into play and will allow you to steer the backend with the throttle. If that makes sense. The car feels more direct and the backend follows like it's more on rails in corners. It does not take away from the daily driving experience, but will make the focus a little more tight. I have just recently added his Booty Boot Camp trunk brace, and man this car whips around corners now. I haven't been able to get out and auto cross it yet, but I imagine it will be awesome. If you guys have any other questions about it, I will do my best to answer them.


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EXACTLY what I'm looking for, appreciate it mcflyin!


Mark me down for one also @TB Performance Products
 

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@mcflyin619 thanks! That was a good description and cleared up how it affects the turn for me. I think I will give it a shot!
@TB Performance Products put me down for one also.
 
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Haven't put mine on yet either. Got that and an intercooler left from my black friday bonanza lol
 
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I got the front, might as well get the rear. Put me down.
 
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No more purple?!
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Does that mean mid-chassis brace won't be purple anymore either?

I love what the TB front bar did for me, but isn't part of the joy that is the ST lift-throttle oversteer that lets the back end step out?

And that powdercoater needs to get with the purpgram.
 
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Hey guys, Ill give you all the tech details of how this brace works.

Essentially what is going on is the links in the rear suspension tie into the rear subframe. This brace reinforces the mount in a key link in the suspension. The stock subframe in this region is fairly weak and when load is applied chassis flex/slop occurs. This makes the entire suspension system have to pick up the slack as well as causing the rear end of the vehicle to begin to slide in a less than desirable manner under hard corner exits. This also creates a variable in the suspension system as a whole. What this means is that tuning your sway bars, coilovers, shocks, spring rates, etc is that much harder to do because the chassis is flexing and throwing the whole system off.

I have observed a weakness in this region before when I assessed the mazdaspeed3 chassis(this section of the chassis is shared between the ford C chassis platforms). At the time I didnt have the right knowledge to fabricate a production version of the brace and so I held off. In the summer of 2016 I decided to sit down and design the most efficient brace using the lessons of my 6 years of chassis reinforcement experience to tackle it. My goal was to negate the floaty feeling that occurs upon exiting a hard corner. I am sure most of you have encountered this in the canyons or autocross where the back feels like it is about to slide out from under you. I wanted to design a product to help keep that rotation but remove the slide from it.

This brace helps to accomplish this task and I feel that you all will be pleased with the change in handling :D
 
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No more purple?!
:heartbroken:
Does that mean mid-chassis brace won't be purple anymore either?

I love what the TB front bar did for me, but isn't part of the joy that is the ST lift-throttle oversteer that lets the back end step out?

And that powdercoater needs to get with the purpgram.
i agree part of the joy in the st is the back likes to wag itself....and this brace doesnt make that go away. it makes it more manageable. I have yet to have a single person not be satisfied and love their rear arm bar. I wish braces could utterly eliminate traits in cars but thats not the case. This brace is a component that improves on the stock chassis and makes it perform its task more efficiently so you as a driver can focus more on driving :D

A simple way to to think of my bracing is what the design engineers wish the bean counters in the accounting department would allow them to do.
 
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