Are Chassis Braces Worth It? --We Tested It!

22 lug 2020
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This week on Money Pit, the miata’s floppy body will be stiffened up with a barrage of chassis bracing components. We’ll take a few LASER measurements before and after to see if we’ve stiffened the car up or just lightened our wallet.
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  • No track test times before and after these upgrades? Yes they very on driver. But would have love to see this aspect. Still an amazing job!!! Great content overall!!! But would like to see more install detail! Does it take two??! Can I do it alone or do I need my bud to help?? Questions that would help bro !!!

    Robert KamberRobert KamberOra fa
  • t top Miata

    LeoLeo3 giorni fa
  • 7:27 ouch!

    Gabriel LefebvreGabriel Lefebvre6 giorni fa
  • I played warthunder before it was cool

    ApplecreamableApplecreamable6 giorni fa
  • This show has inspired me to get a miata as my first car

    KoolCatKoolCat6 giorni fa
  • Are chassis braces DIY-able?

    Nick AmaritNick Amarit9 giorni fa
  • The but dyno tends to be inaccurate because of the enthusiasm factor

    3353359 giorni fa
  • So what you're saying is get a T-Top?

    Christopher ButtsChristopher Butts9 giorni fa
  • Stop using Jesus as a cuss word! Please!

    Lorem IpsumLorem Ipsum10 giorni fa
  • "Lt's get stiff" - Zach Jobe 2020

    Timothy YakovlevTimothy Yakovlev10 giorni fa
  • One thing to never say on YT “LETS GET STIFF”

    Charlie DonaldCharlie Donald12 giorni fa
  • im surprised how less difference from laser spot but is mazda)

    layne travislayne travis12 giorni fa
  • Nice now I get to find a way to stiffen my e36 m3 verts that don't feel like my sedan m3

    Prisoner 310Prisoner 31014 giorni fa
  • The best bag for the buck chassic fix is the roll bar, stiffens allot.

    Dennis BestDennis Best16 giorni fa
  • did he just say lets get stiff, ight bet

    huegohuego17 giorni fa
  • the rigidity is not in the roof of a vehicle

    2glockz Beretamac112glockz Beretamac1117 giorni fa
  • Door bars definitely make a good difference,; I went from an S special with half cage to V special, with the shocks from the S special, with just a brace/ style bar at the rear and there's far more scuttle shake on the S special.

    Liam O'FlahertyLiam O'Flaherty19 giorni fa
  • u need race seats

  • Let's get stiff

    Elie ConstantineElie Constantine21 giorno fa
  • sometimes the noise is enough

    MagressMagress21 giorno fa
  • Absolute waste of time, work, seven-hundred and fifty dollars, and thirteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.

    James BJames B24 giorni fa
  • How much weight did all that add ? And with the roll bar ?

    Ron ByrdRon Byrd25 giorni fa
  • Oohh War thunder ad in a donut video, double noice 😄

    JapRapt CarsJapRapt Cars26 giorni fa
  • I’m building a project car of my own and I’ve watched every video of this series at least twice this series has helped me figure out parts for my car

    TheSummit17TheSummit1727 giorni fa
  • that wasnt even an 1/8 inch lol

    Peter Abou GharibPeter Abou Gharib27 giorni fa
  • What gf thinks I'm here for What I'm actually here for 13:04

    Equal At ZeroEqual At Zero29 giorni fa
  • 7:26 ...and that is why my car is scratched everywhere

    Cherry BaconCherry BaconMese fa
  • When doing torsional you'll really want to replace the coil overs with a ridged beam at ride height so that suspension articulation is minimized as much as possible. Bushings and even the control arms in the suspension will still give some in the measurement as well, but that's about as good as it gets in the garage. Also that might only be a quarter inch of movement but that's the front suspension twisting a quarter inch away from the rear suspension, aka the front tires are now twisted a measurable amount from the rear and this is just static loading. Imagine over 2g in vertical force when you're braking on corner entry and one of your front tires hits a bump... think about all those alignment numbers and designed suspension kinematics that are down to the thousandth of an inch now just being thrown a quarter of an inch around.

    Devon SmithDevon SmithMese fa
  • Liked just for the sponsor war thunder is good game

    lord Machadolord MachadoMese fa
  • There is also an X-brace from Flying Miata that ties the 2 chassis rails together. That might be a good addition. Significant to handling is Shock tower braces...front and rear... that help maintain the proper tire camber when going around corners. Consistent handling is about keeping the two outside tire contact patches as flat as possible on the ground. The inside rear is good for traction out of the corner but the camber on the inside front tire...on a rear wheel drive almost meaningless. Check out a still of an F1 car going around a corner sometime.

    Greg ScottGreg ScottMese fa
  • I would love a hard top miata

    Tom G.Tom G.Mese fa
  • Damn $750 plus your time, to stop 1/4 INCH of frame flex.......? Which it failed to do LOL. So what did you get? Cool metal parts and a lot of weight. At the end of the day we all like to spend money on our cars for a lot of unnecessary shit

    wunderlichDwunderlichDMese fa

    John PichJohn PichMese fa
  • You mean the smoke blowing thru your hair

    Tony CrispRubyTony CrispRubyMese fa
  • if you want me to get stiff then i got to go to a different website if you know what i mean

    RoosterRoosterMese fa
  • "the front fell off" -clarke and dawe

    I Can't Think of a NameI Can't Think of a NameMese fa
  • What if I told you paint doesn't stay in a solid layer over sharp edges so painting those drill holes was super pointless.

    Michael HeatonMichael HeatonMese fa
  • Love your guys channel. The reason why your basic ramp test didn't work is because you didn't really change the load on the chassis (except change the weight distribution on the wheels slightly and shifted the C.G. rear a bit). A better test woulda been to go over a set of bumps at a constant speed and by camera track max deflection. Your 2nd approach worked much better because you're actually significantly changing the load on the chassis, so you got a more conclusive result.

    FTHRTime1FTHRTime1Mese fa
  • The doors not part of the structure...

    goyangigoyangiMese fa
  • “Let’s get stiff” 💀

    MotorMouthMotorMouthMese fa
  • Called a roll cage

    Huck to FlatHuck to FlatMese fa
  • screw miatas they suck anyway

    Erik69Erik69Mese fa
  • You were sitting in the car that’s why. The first test you weren’t but the second one you were. You should’ve sat in the car for all the tests tho to be more accurate

    Isaac DakujakuIsaac DakujakuMese fa
  • Didnt have the safety pins in your jack stands

    Nik SugdenNik SugdenMese fa
  • Wow Warthunder for the sponsor??? Coming up: Moneypit Project tank. M18 Hellcat.

    Keith Russell BerondoKeith Russell BerondoMese fa
  • 11:07 OUUU SAAB ❤❤❤❤❤

    RaMoRaMoMese fa
  • Peep the TLR lol what you carry my dood?

    Kenan BeltranKenan BeltranMese fa
  • Wonder what that laser's original use is. 🤔🤔🤔

    William TaylorWilliam TaylorMese fa
  • man, you can't test chassis rigidity after installing that fat ass roll bar. cmon breh

    ViruxViruxMese fa
  • Bro science at its best

    Randy CandelarioRandy CandelarioMese fa
  • comment awards

    marie-claude correamarie-claude correaMese fa
  • I got a ITworlds ad during the sponsored ad read. Ironic.

    Highlord Fox's GarageHighlord Fox's Garage2 mesi fa

    Franklyn SandeFranklyn Sande2 mesi fa
  • You should have checked flex with you in the driver seat

    Edward SpaccarelliEdward Spaccarelli2 mesi fa
  • I just put the Flying Miata door blocks in mine and the first thing I noticed was the door sounded more solid when I shut it and the second thing was less rattling driving around. Roll bar is next!

    Paul HughesPaul Hughes2 mesi fa
  • Now I'm thinking of getting a miata

    Jai*MicahJai*Micah2 mesi fa
  • I think it'll depend on the areas you drive on, and safety. If that improves for this vehicle. I'd definitely do this, or at least a portion of it.

    Jai*MicahJai*Micah2 mesi fa
  • The test was flawed because of the suspension movement

    Nicky ChopperDogNicky ChopperDog2 mesi fa
  • Would a strut stabilizer help too? I figured while you're at it.

    Joey DangerousJoey Dangerous2 mesi fa
  • Who's SAAB 9-3????

    Ashton CovingtonAshton Covington2 mesi fa
  • 6:45 tho if the chassis become a suspension then you could reduce the overall weight therefor increase MPG

    xt hydraxt hydra2 mesi fa
  • dam tell me what is the song

    reseanresean2 mesi fa
  • The McDonald’s commercial really just got me out of bed to go get some... also, I’m buying a 2001 Miata soon, just gotta put together a few hundred more dollars :))

    Davis DeckerDavis Decker2 mesi fa
  • Hey I’m trying to get more into cars and potentially get the the point where I can tune them my self, where would I start to learn about cars at the current age I’m at? I’m 16 yrs old and really wanna get into cars

    LIL-SlavicLIL-Slavic2 mesi fa
  • will the miata ever get a engine swap?

    Fuc alatFuc alat2 mesi fa
  • War thunder is so underrated it needs to be played more

    Callsign WhiskeyCallsign Whiskey2 mesi fa
  • Какие говняные футболки)

    Энди ВорхлЭнди Ворхл2 mesi fa
  • Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto

    Brad ൠBrad ൠ2 mesi fa
  • This channel is the best get through the Quarantine. I've been interested in Car Modifications because of this Channel! Thank you Donut Media!!!! I love the videos.

    Kendrick ParkKendrick Park2 mesi fa
  • I think your videos are rad. However, it's "whole other" not "whole nuther"

    felt washersfelt washers2 mesi fa
  • my Miata literally feels like its just wiggling in the front and later at the back just 2 different wiggle zones with the hardtop on its basically gone. one wiggly boi

    DgischDgisch2 mesi fa
  • What's the bg music at 10:25?

    John Francis LaraJohn Francis Lara2 mesi fa
  • The door thingys were probably worth it. Idk about the rest

    deuteriumjonesdeuteriumjones3 mesi fa
  • Why no track testing to see the difference?

    Jordan FedirchukJordan Fedirchuk3 mesi fa
  • that was a good intro, now i want to play that game but first i must eat a dozen TACOS

    Cody MeshigaudCody Meshigaud3 mesi fa
  • Seems like you could just weld some steel to the frame of the car instead of spending money on those parts.

    magnums_ferrarimagnums_ferrari3 mesi fa
  • Sound guy flexing on us all by not only having his hearing intact but also never having had a job where you get over sudden unexpected loud noises.

    Micah BurginMicah Burgin3 mesi fa
  • him sitting on that chair in the beginning... looks like the Miata is licking his ass 😯

    rapteakewlrapteakewl3 mesi fa
  • These are more for high power cars so you dont twist you chassis when you launch.

    sid scottsid scott3 mesi fa
  • I love how he goes from leather jacket and shades talking like an army recruiter into a backwards snapback n skinny jeans. I love this man.

    Teldryn SeroTeldryn Sero3 mesi fa
  • Do you guys ship your merchandise to the UK?

    hAiRy HiPpY 24hAiRy HiPpY 243 mesi fa
  • best ad ever

    Lodhi in ChinaLodhi in China3 mesi fa
  • Frame rails: *bent* Zack: *sees hammer* ah yes, the negotiator

    Jacob ForsheeJacob Forshee3 mesi fa
  • Next on donut media: will this miata hold a v8 engine and can we twin turbo it?

    shadow fallshadow fall3 mesi fa
  • IMO that was a terrible deal. $700 for a few pieces of metal and some bushings? Crazy

    K sweeneyK sweeney3 mesi fa
  • I wish that the person who had my truck was as rust councious as him😂

    Owen TimmOwen Timm3 mesi fa
  • Only problem with the door bars is the fact that everyone in the U.S. will probably hit you with a vehicle that's taller than the Miata 😩😩 #TinyCarProblems I'mma still get them tho.

    ryuman757ryuman7573 mesi fa
  • Hey, at 2:58 whose Saab is that? Looks sweet.

    Dr. DACDr. DAC3 mesi fa
  • I like that Saabaru

    Feel MigraineFeel Migraine3 mesi fa
  • Absolutely love how casually ok Zach is with drilling holes in the floor of his Miata

    Wdavis47Wdavis473 mesi fa
  • I'd be interested to see which of those components did what. I'd also like to see some work put into the youtube algorithm. A few lines of codes to prevent ads during the creators sponsor ad.

    Aaron KemperAaron Kemper3 mesi fa
  • i'd probbaly do the braces and the door bars only... or maybe only the door bars. the added safety is really nice

    vkmicrovkmicro3 mesi fa
  • Donut ads are the best

    Eli WilliamsonEli Williamson3 mesi fa
  • Added weight and all the price for a tiny improvment in chasis regidity? Worth it? IMO nope. Worth the content in this video? Yep! Great as usual video guys!

    JamesJames3 mesi fa
  • This see how floppy this thing is #letsgetstiff

    krishna Patelkrishna Patel3 mesi fa
  • “I’m Zach and this is money pit, let’s get stiff” when is that gonna be on a t-shirt?

    Logan DykstraLogan Dykstra3 mesi fa
  • Ha! There’s a James Bond BMW Z3 towards the end of the video. Miata’s frenemy.

    Mac RiveraMac Rivera3 mesi fa
  • 13:11 - pretty good hardbass dancing. But I believe you can do it better.

    lush beardlush beard3 mesi fa
  • I can’t get my head around how those frame rails (sheet aluminium that’s been bent into a u) adds any structural rigidity when they are only tacked onto the outside of the chassis by just a few very small fasteners. They are attached onto the chassis... but not part of the chassis. It’s like sticking on a car door sill plate and then saying yeah I’ve stiffened the sill

    Not Me Not MeNot Me Not Me3 mesi fa
  • Next week... Are 2 stripes stuck on your car worth it?

    Not Me Not MeNot Me Not Me3 mesi fa