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The day before Halloween I attended Road///Race Motorsports Open House. The turn out was pretty good and gave us all a good chance to meet the RRM guys and see what they're all about. More importantly, it gave me another excuse to get some of their stuff put on my car! ;) I decided to get their underbrace and shift knob put on (they were doing free installs).

For those that don't know, I recently went head to head with a California pothole...it won. I blew out the sidewall on my passenger tire and felt as though I lost half my undercarriage on the hit. Luckily I didn't, but that got me thinking that there is literally no protection under there; enter RRM's underbrace! Some can argue the gains from having a brace under the engine, but for me it boiled down to I want something between the ground and my engine. This bar is more than sufficient IMO. You can see in the pictures how it looks under the car. I am extremely pleased!




The next thing I had put on (which literally screws right on, no thinking required) was their shift knob. Now I know their are people out there that will hate this knob simply because of the appearance. For me it wasn't about the "looks". I am, and always have been, a function over form type of guy. For those with the 6 spd manual, you know that shifting from 4th to 5th, and 5th to 6th while driving "in excess" is a bit awkward feeling. This knob gets rid of that feeling. It gives a more positive grip and a better angle for your elbow while shifting. Granted, it does take a few minutes to get used to if you've only ever used the stock knob, but the learning curve (if you can even call it that) is literally minutes. By the time I got home, I was loving it! No way in hell will I go back to my stock knob. :)



All in all it was a fun day, and another great excuse to get some more gear put on my car. I just can't wait for their grill and rear sway bar now!!
 

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not a fan of the shift knob. but how thick is that plat holding the two bolt holes together?
 

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I'm hoping to give it a good test this Saturday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. :)
 

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Not yet, hoping to do some Autocross this Saturday. I didn't race it last Saturday, just went to watch. Should be fun though!
 

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I already KNOW I need that swaybar! haha How's that coming along?
 

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I would be interested in a rear swaybar.
 

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is that brace only a guard for the engine or does it help stiffen things up in the chasis/suspension department?
 
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