New from Schelle, the B6 Strap X Plate adapts on top of the popular Schelle B6 carbon battery strap. Using the same 4 attachment screws for the battery stop posts, the X brace creates a stable platform to replace the standard plastic “waterfall” chassis brace with a single tie-rod. A tie-rod style brace has a pivot on each end, instead of the kit part which has only a single pivot. For certain conditions, adding flex in the centre of the chassis can improve both traction and steering through the turns. The general driving feel you’ll have when switching from the plastic waterfall part to a chassis tie-rod is that you will have more rear grip and a less aggressive turn in. Mid corner to exit, the car tends to feel like the rear end rotates and follows the front end through the turn but usually without breaking traction.