View Full Version : Garfinkle Engine Torque Brace for FD3S

03-22-2008, 10:25 AM
I'm posting this for Garfinkle...

I've had this one since 2004...

Let me tell ya, I had many arguments with people when I first got this for my Black FD and all I can say is, IT WORKS!! My shift points were more precise and engine feels smoother.

I highly recommend this for all the 3rd gen owners!!

Here are few shots of my brace on my MB.






Hope David will get on and post price!!

03-24-2008, 11:52 PM
Is there any effect on this area? (or else where ) perhaps in time....



Garfinkles Motor Works
05-29-2008, 09:44 AM
The next group of etb are ready to ship ,Pm me for my address to send a check .

05-29-2008, 07:26 PM
How much do these run?

Garfinkles Motor Works
05-30-2008, 05:45 AM
$ 125 includes shipping both boxes in the US .

05-30-2008, 11:11 AM
id like to get one.. let me know where i need to send money. i can paypal right now.

06-02-2008, 11:29 AM
^^ Same here, do you accept paypal?

Garfinkles Motor Works
06-09-2008, 05:47 AM
No pay pal for me ,If you need pay pal contact Dubulup on the other forum and the cost goes to $ 130. or send me a check for $ 125, includes shipping both boxes .

06-10-2008, 01:15 AM
just got the first shipment.. looks great! cant wait to compare to what i have and install!

06-14-2008, 03:10 PM
let me get the address. thanks

07-02-2008, 10:11 PM
pm'd back

07-10-2008, 05:36 PM
my bad :banghead:

07-16-2008, 08:02 PM

Garfinkles Motor Works
11-12-2008, 03:06 PM
I have ETBs ready to send out .

01-07-2009, 09:57 PM
do you get any body vibration due to the brace?

Garfinkles Motor Works
01-08-2009, 11:12 AM
no the rubber buskings at each end of the link stop the vibs

02-24-2009, 08:35 PM
I had my ETB off of my car so I could paint it. Snapped a few pics:




Best mod ever!

03-03-2009, 06:12 PM
are you going to make one for the fc? it would be awsome if you did

Garfinkles Motor Works
03-04-2009, 11:10 AM
I did but did not keep the patterns .

03-04-2009, 11:30 AM
damn lol. if you start making them again please let me know

03-16-2009, 11:43 PM
What is the difference between these and the ones that Fujita Engineering/gotham racing makes/made? Theirs had struts right?

03-17-2009, 11:48 PM
What is the difference between these and the ones that Fujita Engineering/gotham racing makes/made? Theirs had struts right?

Yeah, Theirs do have struts.. Garfinkle's is measured bar with rubber bushings at the end.. I believe his is better and much better base than others.

Here is a picture of my old engine bay..


Garfinkles Motor Works
06-09-2009, 09:30 AM
I have had several customers remove the feed units ,Ebay and the RX7 store units and install my design and stay with it .I see it as an improvement ,not a band aid .

War Eagle
07-26-2009, 06:37 PM
Wanted to share with you my experience with Dave and his engine torque brace. Bought one for my 3 rotor a few months back at DGGR. Just got it installed as the car has been at Kilo Racing in Orlando for some fine tuning.

The unit is high quality and an excellent design. No scrimping on materials here:) Bolting up the torque brace ends is both easy and a bit difficult. The end that bolts to the engine - easy, installs with two screws. The end that attaches to the firewall is a bit trickier. The instructions discuss removing the ABS unit but we didn't have to do this. Did have to remove the fender though and drill a few holes. Once done though, not that big of a deal.

I then contacted Dave with my brace measurements and within one week, I had the brace in hand. Again very beefy. As it comes in raw steel, I painted mine with Duplicolor chrome paint and it turned out pretty good. Installation of this part took a few minutes and is done with the installation of two bolts, all of which are provided with the kit.

Haven't had a chance yet to drive the car as it is down pending a new alternator.

Bottom line - looking for a high quality engine torque brace from a person who is great to deal with and very knowledgeable and a fellow rotor head? Then buy this unit and never look back!






Garfinkles Motor Works
07-31-2009, 10:43 PM
This is the second one put in a three rotor car .

01-29-2010, 06:06 PM
I need one. I just registered to be able to buy one. So now what do i do? Paypal? Address? etc. Thanks


Garfinkles Motor Works
02-25-2010, 09:25 PM
Pay pal is garfinklemw@gmail.com ,Please pm me as well as the oil pan brace and the ETB cost is the same .

05-14-2010, 11:53 PM
Any idea whether this brace is suitable for a RHD FD?

Looks like it'd go close to clearing the master cylinder.....

Garfinkles Motor Works
05-17-2010, 03:47 PM
On my car the MC sets below the top of the firewall about 2 1/2 inches the brace sits below about one inch .So I think it will work .If you buy one and I am wrong I will refund your money .If you put in an oil pan brace then the motor will sit alittle higher for more clearance .

Garfinkles Motor Works
05-20-2010, 06:59 PM
Some picts of my brace the first one .

05-20-2010, 10:09 PM
WOW... what a NICE engine bay....

Garfinkles Motor Works
06-16-2010, 08:15 AM
Thank you

Garfinkles Motor Works
07-04-2011, 03:14 PM
When you measure for the link please follow the directions and be as close as you can .The extra time and cost for shipping is not figured in the price .

10-06-2011, 05:53 PM
love mine!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294726_240947169285211_205537686159493_649726_3808 10324_n.jpg

Garfinkles Motor Works
10-07-2011, 09:21 AM
It does do a good job keeping the engine and trans from moving so you can shift faster .

12-30-2011, 06:07 AM
Dave, are these still available and do you know if one has been fitted to a RHD car without clearance issues?


12-30-2011, 03:01 PM
What kind of issues will I run into using a GZ LIM since it moves the UIM forward in the engine bay?

Garfinkles Motor Works
01-04-2012, 09:01 PM
Bend the link for a good fit.This is in the direction sheet with the brackets .

03-28-2012, 11:25 PM
Are these sold on any online stores, or just through a pm to you?

Garfinkles Motor Works
03-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Just A pm to me . I have one set of brackets ready to go .

Garfinkles Motor Works
10-06-2012, 08:36 PM
I have started making the braces again I should have some ready Next week .

10-07-2012, 10:51 AM
Let me know when these are ready and thanks for the oil pan brace and coil relocation. Very quality part would no hessitate to buy any thing this man make. Thanks david

Garfinkles Motor Works
10-09-2012, 05:44 AM
I have three ready and will try to start making more this week end .It takes many hours to make this unit and I try to do several at the same time to save setup time .

Kman Art
10-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Order placed :)

howard coleman
10-09-2012, 09:49 PM
i would like to put a good word in for David's engine torque brace. i have had one on my car since 04.

while it may allow for faster shifts i bought it to take much of the strain off my power plant frame. power plant frames have had a tendency to crack. as we work our cars harder and as they age my guess is we will be hearing more PPF woes. PPFs were designed to be of minimal weight so they are borderline given the OE 185 foot pounds of rear wheel TQ... what are you making?

stock motor mounts also benefit as the brace removes all the rotational force that tends to rip them.

having just the right amount of rubber the brace remains invisible when installed.

a best in class design just like his oil pan brace. (just the right amount of compliance and the location correctly offsets the motor mounts from a longitudinal aspect.)

love it. go David.

10-21-2012, 02:10 PM
I'm interested in buying this brace and oil pan brace, how does one go about ordering them from you sir?

Garfinkles Motor Works
10-21-2012, 08:18 PM
Pm to me on this forum, I have pay pal

11-08-2012, 09:44 AM
These torque braces still up for grabs? I just got one of your oil pan braces it looks like a quality part cant wait to put it to use, ive heard the torque braces are awesome and would love to get one of them.

Garfinkles Motor Works
11-13-2012, 11:07 AM
I have a few ready to ship ( the first box ) 11-13- 2012

11-13-2012, 11:31 PM
Do you have to drill to install these? Or does it utilize stock mounting points on the inner fender? Thanks in advance.

Garfinkles Motor Works
11-14-2012, 08:30 PM
Drill 4 holes plus use two that are stock on the car .Find and read the directions somewere on the forum .

11-14-2012, 08:48 PM
Did anyone ever install one on a RHD, did it fit?

Garfinkles Motor Works
11-15-2012, 05:35 AM
Send me some pictures of the right side area ,I think it has been done .Include a top view .You need to start a thread under 3rd gen and ask the question .

Garfinkles Motor Works
01-09-2013, 08:51 PM
I have several ready to go .Still holding the price at $125 including shipping both boxes .

06-03-2015, 09:32 AM
Have you ever considered making these for the FC especially the T2?

Garfinkles Motor Works
06-09-2015, 10:19 PM
I do not have one to make the design ,sorry.