Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Near Idyllwild, California
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Well now that I have an NA and have driven it a couple of hundred miles. I find it quite responsive and less harsh than the Redline. Not saying I like one over the other, but there is quite a difference.
The princess starts driving it next week. I am sure I will hear how great it is or how bad it is to what she expects. I have all the braces on both Redlines. And could not agree more about the front brace, but do feel the cross engine brace makes the car handle better. Unfortunately they are no longer available
For me the only reason for the backbone is to control the flex, and that is a major weakness of a convertible. The car does flex a lot and my thinking on it is that most experience the door sills lifting up away from the door frame. As the car is twisted over and over it works that area. With the DDM backbone it stops the flex, I don't think the stock ones does the job, but not an engineer.
I have several sets of Redline stock suspension that have less than 20K on them, if you are interested. Will sell them cheap, but shipping would be a mother I am sure. Might be able to box them and put them on a GreyHound. Not sure.