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    Tanabe sustec brace (front, lower)

    This arrived this morning from Japan Name:  IMG_20160407_104525.jpg
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    Got straight on and fitted it, very simple, good job too because all the instructions are in Japanese! Haha.Name:  DSC_0014.jpg
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    Even came with not one but two free decals! I do love a decal!Name:  DSC_0015.jpg
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    Only had a short drive so far but already feel a bit more sure footed at the front I'm sure!



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    Very nice!

    What did it cost you and where did you get it if you don't mind?

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    Is it steel or aluminum? Nice, I like the color. And the decal matches your nissan decal, sweet.
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    From an eBay seller called powerwebcoltd was $67.60 USD plus shipping. Tanabe part number is UBN13. I've had more of a drive now and I can feel a difference, less understeer and feels flatter round corners! I recommend it. Gonna look for something for the rear now aswell.

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    Its very very light so I think it's alloy? But then again would alloy be tough enough? I'll check up on Tanabe's website later. And yeah I thought they match good too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    Is it steel or aluminum? Nice, I like the color. And the decal matches your nissan decal, sweet.
    Just looked, its re-enforced alloy in a double I-beam construction.

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    Just checked ebay, yes it's aluminum. I was going to build my own out of steel but now I think I might buy one like yours since I'm not set up to weld aluminum right now. That is actually a really good price. I'd pay the extra money to drop the extra weight.

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    Not a bad price at all, and Tanabe is a well known brand. plus it came very quickly considering how far it had to travel. They do have a US website and Dealers but they list nothing for the micra / march? prob because they don't have our cars there.
    only thing to watch for is you obviously loose a little ground clearance which concerned me a little because mine is lowered 40mm and on smaller profile tyres. If you look at my photo of the underside you can see the lower gear box mounting? I catch the front bolt on that sometimes. But ive been over all the usual speed humps etc and its not caught anything as yet.
    (Just reminded myself I was looking for some shallow headed bolts for that mounting lol)
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    I can drive over curbs comfortably without bottoming out in mine. I'd hate to lose that ability. lol don't ask me how I know that.

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    Haha curbs now terrify me! My front bumper won't even clear them. Lol



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