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Old 04-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Help with strut tower brace

Anyone have any experience installing a strut tower brace? If so was it pretty difficult? Did you have to drill into the firewall?
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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it took be about 40 minutes to install mine...you'll need a drill and saw...the saw is for cutting the plastic firewall so the back of the tower can be bolted down. google for a write up that's what i did. as for being hard i'd say it's not horrible even by yourself just take your time...hardest part is bolting it down on the towers lol
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it took be about 40 minutes to install mine...you'll need a drill and saw...the saw is for cutting the plastic firewall so the back of the tower can be bolted down. google for a write up that's what i did. as for being hard i'd say it's not horrible even by yourself just take your time...hardest part is bolting it down on the towers lol
Sweet. Never done it before and I'm worried about messing with the firewall
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nah it's not too hard...you'll have to remove the wiper cowl to bolt down the back but should be ok
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Cool sounds pretty straight forward.

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nah it's not too hard...you'll have to remove the wiper cowl to bolt down the back but should be ok
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #7
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Be super careful removing the cowl. They are quite easy to break, and cost about 150 bucks. Mine cracked in several places with little effort while putting it back on.
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Be super careful removing the cowl. They are quite easy to break, and cost about 150 bucks. Mine cracked in several places with little effort while putting it back on.
+1 cracked my old 99 one with very little pressure pushing it back into place
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lol ergo take your time
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Mines already broken on both sides so I'm not too worried about that lol
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So tried being "gentle" with it. Didn't turn out too well broke into probably at least 15 different pieces. Now I don't have one. Anyone know where I can get one for cheap?
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Not one for cheap. Rock auto and american muscle have em. Do not buy the two piece ones. They are cheaper, but ive never seen one sit flush and not look like poo.

It sucks because 10+ year old cowls are fairly brittle, and super easy to crack them so even if your lucky enough to find one in the junk yeard, you are still likely to break that one as well. I thing a new one piece is between 100-150.
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Not one for cheap. Rock auto and american muscle have em. Do not buy the two piece ones. They are cheaper, but ive never seen one sit flush and not look like poo.

It sucks because 10+ year old cowls are fairly brittle, and super easy to crack them so even if your lucky enough to find one in the junk yeard, you are still likely to break that one as well. I thing a new one piece is between 100-150.
Dang...I found one on eBay for 65 I was seeing if there's one cheaper than that
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