I don't know about that. look at ThomasP videos. He runs t to t with stock towers and jumps his trucks like a hundred twenty feet in a freakin rock quarry. doesn't run after market braces either. Been doing it for years...(If Im wrong TP please correct me...)Braces are a false good idea.. not sure why so much people are installing these. The body has to flex to absorb shocks, but with these you are transferring the energy into the shock towers... plus instead of breaking one, you might end up breaking both.