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

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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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FTHRTime1 Hace un minuto
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.
goyangi Hace 7 horas
The doors not part of the structure...
MotorMouth Hace un día
“Let’s get stiff” 💀
Huck to Flat
Huck to Flat Hace un día
Called a roll cage
Erik69 Hace 2 días
screw miatas they suck anyway
Isaac Dakujaku
Isaac Dakujaku Hace 4 días
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
Nik Sugden
Nik Sugden Hace 6 días
Didnt have the safety pins in your jack stands
Keith Russell Berondo
Keith Russell Berondo Hace 6 días
Wow Warthunder for the sponsor??? Coming up: Moneypit Project tank. M18 Hellcat.
RaMo Hace 9 días
11:07 OUUU SAAB ❤❤❤❤❤
Kenan Beltran
Kenan Beltran Hace 10 días
Peep the TLR lol what you carry my dood?
William Taylor
William Taylor Hace 15 días
Wonder what that laser's original use is. 🤔🤔🤔
Virux Hace 20 días
man, you can't test chassis rigidity after installing that fat ass roll bar. cmon breh
Randy Candelario
Randy Candelario Hace 21 un día
Bro science at its best
marie-claude correa
marie-claude correa Hace 21 un día
comment awards
Highlord Fox's Garage
Highlord Fox's Garage Hace un mes
I got a ESpost ad during the sponsored ad read. Ironic.
Franklyn Sande
Franklyn Sande Hace un mes
Edward Spaccarelli
Edward Spaccarelli Hace un mes
You should have checked flex with you in the driver seat
Paul Hughes
Paul Hughes Hace un mes
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!
Jai*Micah Hace un mes
Now I'm thinking of getting a miata
Jai*Micah Hace un mes
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.
Nicky ChopperDog
Nicky ChopperDog Hace un mes
The test was flawed because of the suspension movement
Joey Dangerous
Joey Dangerous Hace un mes
Would a strut stabilizer help too? I figured while you're at it.
Ashton Covington
Ashton Covington Hace un mes
Who's SAAB 9-3????
xt hydra
xt hydra Hace un mes
6:45 tho if the chassis become a suspension then you could reduce the overall weight therefor increase MPG
resean Hace un mes
dam tell me what is the song
Davis Decker
Davis Decker Hace un mes
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 :))
LIL-Slavic Hace un mes
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
Fuc alat
Fuc alat Hace un mes
will the miata ever get a engine swap?
Callsign Whiskey
Callsign Whiskey Hace un mes
War thunder is so underrated it needs to be played more
Энди Ворхл
Энди Ворхл Hace un mes
Какие говняные футболки)
Brad ൠ
Brad ൠ Hace un mes
Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto
Kendrick Park
Kendrick Park Hace un mes
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.
felt washers
felt washers Hace un mes
I think your videos are rad. However, it's "whole other" not "whole nuther"
Dgisch Hace un mes
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
John Francis Lara
John Francis Lara Hace un mes
What's the bg music at 10:25?
deuteriumjones Hace un mes
The door thingys were probably worth it. Idk about the rest
Jordan Fedirchuk
Jordan Fedirchuk Hace un mes
Why no track testing to see the difference?
Cody Meshigaud
Cody Meshigaud Hace un mes
that was a good intro, now i want to play that game but first i must eat a dozen TACOS
magnums_ferrari Hace un mes
Seems like you could just weld some steel to the frame of the car instead of spending money on those parts.
Micah Burgin
Micah Burgin Hace un mes
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.
rapteakewl Hace 2 meses
him sitting on that chair in the beginning... looks like the Miata is licking his ass 😯
sid scott
sid scott Hace 2 meses
These are more for high power cars so you dont twist you chassis when you launch.
Teldryn Sero
Teldryn Sero Hace 2 meses
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.
hAiRy HiPpY 24
hAiRy HiPpY 24 Hace 2 meses
Do you guys ship your merchandise to the UK?
Lodhi in China
Lodhi in China Hace 2 meses
best ad ever
Jacob Forshee
Jacob Forshee Hace 2 meses
Frame rails: *bent* Zack: *sees hammer* ah yes, the negotiator
shadow fall
shadow fall Hace 2 meses
Next on donut media: will this miata hold a v8 engine and can we twin turbo it?
K sweeney
K sweeney Hace 2 meses
IMO that was a terrible deal. $700 for a few pieces of metal and some bushings? Crazy
Owen Timm
Owen Timm Hace 2 meses
I wish that the person who had my truck was as rust councious as him😂
ryuman757 Hace 2 meses
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.
Dr. DAC Hace 2 meses
Hey, at 2:58 whose Saab is that? Looks sweet.
Feel Migraine
Feel Migraine Hace 2 meses
I like that Saabaru
Wdavis47 Hace 2 meses
Absolutely love how casually ok Zach is with drilling holes in the floor of his Miata
Aaron Kemper
Aaron Kemper Hace 2 meses
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.
vkmicro Hace 2 meses
i'd probbaly do the braces and the door bars only... or maybe only the door bars. the added safety is really nice
Eli Williamson
Eli Williamson Hace 2 meses
Donut ads are the best
James Hace 2 meses
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!
krishna Patel
krishna Patel Hace 2 meses
This see how floppy this thing is #letsgetstiff
Logan Dykstra
Logan Dykstra Hace 2 meses
“I’m Zach and this is money pit, let’s get stiff” when is that gonna be on a t-shirt?
That's What She Said
That's What She Said Hace 2 meses
This car has no where near enough power to warrant frame rails. Yer adding weight to an already under-powered car. Eibachs and a good set of tires are all this car needs. MAYBE a set of strut braces as they arent that heavy...
Mac Rivera
Mac Rivera Hace 2 meses
Ha! There’s a James Bond BMW Z3 towards the end of the video. Miata’s frenemy.
lush beard
lush beard Hace 2 meses
13:11 - pretty good hardbass dancing. But I believe you can do it better.
Not Me Not Me
Not Me Not Me Hace 2 meses
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 Me
Not Me Not Me Hace 2 meses
Next week... Are 2 stripes stuck on your car worth it?
sukairo Hace 2 meses
7:30 the most unsatisfactory peeling of all time
hopjop99 Hace 2 meses
Nice bike I have the same one!
Adamo Boccitto
Adamo Boccitto Hace 2 meses
Well prob here it better at 8:22
Adamo Boccitto
Adamo Boccitto Hace 2 meses
8:45 what song is that? It sounds so cool. I NEEED TOO KNOW!!
Isaih C.
Isaih C. Hace 2 meses
Best Sponsor Ad Ever.
Just A chicken
Just A chicken Hace 2 meses
All the war thunder players knowing damn well that plane crashed on that rocket run
concordsst Hace 2 meses
the rollbar magically appears on the miata? will we ever get a video on it?
Omar Nael
Omar Nael Hace 2 meses
12:53 this is the best shirt I have ever seen being sold on youtube but the problem is that it is too expensive
Bow War
Bow War Hace 2 meses
Turbo the miata
No Naym.
No Naym. Hace 2 meses
I want to get one for me jeep
anthony lester
anthony lester Hace 2 meses
should have flex test a normal car
Thomas van Osch
Thomas van Osch Hace 2 meses
Does anyone else think Zach looks a bit like Paul Walker at 9:08 from the side? He has the same haircut as the first couple movies.
Ed Gravity
Ed Gravity Hace 2 meses
11:17 yoga moves
X-CON CREATIVES Hace 2 meses
installation without cleaning? won't the dirt promote corrosion on some parts?
Jean Michael Archbold
Jean Michael Archbold Hace 2 meses
The miata already have a good chasis, the laser wasn't the move
Tom Lake Charles
Tom Lake Charles Hace 2 meses
Dun Hace 2 meses
Please make more of those tie dye shirts please
Paul O'Neal
Paul O'Neal Hace 2 meses
You really need to group your different series videos together...
Brady Schnarr
Brady Schnarr Hace 2 meses
Best donut show
Feury Kelly
Feury Kelly Hace 2 meses
Personally I think fast and furious should cast you as Brian’s like cousins or smth!!
BIG DRYWALL MAN Hace 2 meses
Is this before or after the harbor freight jackstand recalls?
K T Hace 2 meses
You need an x brace
Conor Utterback
Conor Utterback Hace 2 meses
Please make more of those shirts with the small logo in the front
Francisco Moran
Francisco Moran Hace 2 meses
Imagine your job funding your project car and you only having to deal with working on it
Ryan Hill
Ryan Hill Hace 2 meses
ExtraBingo10 Hace 2 meses
On a normal car, generally speaking, you have whats called A roof 2:11
Nate Allen
Nate Allen Hace 2 meses
Got 2 ESpost ads in the middle of their ad, why
Skånske Legisten
Skånske Legisten Hace 2 meses
Dude, Love the Saab ;)
Lm Ao
Lm Ao Hace 2 meses
7:27 smacks frame rail into the door paint
The Internets
The Internets Hace 2 meses
The frame rails should be welded to get the best results.
mike hunt
mike hunt Hace 2 meses
you hair is not as good as you think.
McTac Hace 2 meses
CRIS LEMØNZ Hace 2 meses
11:11 that saab tho🤤
finn mertens
finn mertens Hace 2 meses
who TF owns a Saab
finn mertens
finn mertens Hace 2 meses
Besides my mom
Kyle Buck
Kyle Buck Hace 2 meses
I even watch all the way through the ads on money pit because Zach is hilarious
Joshua K
Joshua K Hace 2 meses
I want to add a roll bar and a door bar just cuz it looks noice
Sam S
Sam S Hace 2 meses
Fail for not opting toward a strut tower brace. Best bang for the buck
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