cool, I thought the flex issue was major. I've done enough customization, should beable to think something up. I had an idea to bridge them, like you mentioned. Maybe one across the top and another across the bottom, tieing all three plates together.
While on the subject of customization, I'm planning on making my own kit, using the same general idea for the plates as the second gen. I have all the necessary tools and I even have access to a cnc plasma. Anybody have the dimensions of the three second gen plates? Especially the distance between the bolt and jackshaft holes on the two side plates. Pic's with dimentions would be awesome, if at all possible. Thanks