Another integral part of the system is the chassis brace, and we asked Aaron Ogawa, chief engineer at Hotchkis, to explain a little more about it. "Our lightweight, all-aluminum chassis brace effectively triangulates the floating rear subframe to the rest of the chassis. The fore-aft rear subframe motion is eliminated allowing the thrust from the wheels to translate directly to the movement of the entire car. This means reduced wheel-hop and more positive power out of a corner without affecting the ride quality. The brace has a few special features. First, it is constructed out of special aluminum we have extruded to our spec by Alcoa, which is oval shaped for improved strength, ground clearance and aerodynamics, and then is TIG welded by hand. The brace also actually stiffens the entire platform and prevents lateral movement (wobble) that many Camaro owners complain about while allowing the suspension to travel its full range of motion."