Torque Steer and wheel hop are two massive problems for the Mazdaspeed3. The Torque Gusset Traction Bar braces critical junctions and helps eliminate wheel hop and torque steer by preventing changes in alignment under hard acceleration or launches. Both wheel hop and torque steer are caused in part by chassis deflection in the LCA pickup points as well as deflection of the LCA bushing. This deflection causes small but critical changes in alignment, specifically toe, while getting on the throttle hard.
-Reduces Wheel Hop
-Reduces Torque Steer
-4 Point Construction tying into the Rear A-arm mounting points for extra rigidity and further elimination of wheel hop and torque steer
-Heavy duty CNC billet end cups
-Clears aftermarket charge pipes and motor mounts
-High gloss double black powdercoat finish
-Hand MIG and TIG welded Construction
-Made in the USA
-Works with the oem undertray
-Fits Gen 2 Mazdaspeed3 only. First generation mazdaspeed3's have different bushings and as such cannot use the torque gusset. The 2 point Traction Bar however fits with no issues.
-This brace is a replacement for the Traction Bar. You cannot run both braces at the same time. If you are looking for the maximum performance, look at the torque gusset traction bar. It outperforms every single brace on the market and is lightyears ahead of any two point brace out there.
I like to keep my car as innocent looking as I can. So I have stock rims with stockish 225/40/18s on the car. Before if I dumped it at 2k it would smoke 1st and part of second. Now the tires just skip a bit in 1st. I havent really done any tests involving cornering but I assume that it better as well! Im fully satisfied
Im happy with the product, it does suck that you need to take this off to remove the rear motor mount though. I noticed there was way more traction in the front after installing! Youll never get rid of torque steer, you're just there for the ride idc what anyone says haha. But I have had this on for almost 2 years and it has never cracked. My car is lowered so the gusset sometimes gets hit while driving. With that being said, this mount has taken hits while driving on the highway at 60mph and only the paint chipped! I would reccomend this product to anyone!
love this traction bar really takes the torque steer away and the wheel hop ,definitely would recommend this to anybody that has a Mazdaspeed 3