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Old 06-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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removal of performance package strut bar...?

Ok...I know I asked the question...but never got a definitive answer.....can this be removed without effecting the struts or should I paint the darn thing right where it is.....?
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Of coarse you can take it off. You don't need it on. Only the PP comes w/ one.
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

I just want to paint it......cant figure out....mounts in black and bulk of it in green....?
LOL...or all black
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I'd do all black. I know your crazy but you don't want too much green lol
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

LOL...thanks..I think. Gloss or matte/satin?
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LOL...thanks..I think. Gloss or matte/satin?
I think gloss since that seems like it'll go better with the rest if your theme
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

even though everything under the hood is flat black...?
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Go matte then.
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

see...now that was where my thinking is as well. If you all believe that would be too much green...then matte black it is...
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Ahh true. Yes matte black then!
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

cool! thank you for your help gentlemen........
I'll have to work on this...once our rain leaves by friday...errr
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Send that rain here! We haven't had rain in over a month! My family's soybeans are drying up! And if we don't get rain this week the corn will have the same fate!

Paint it green! You thinking of doing strips on the car? If so you could do the same strips on the strut bar!
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see...now that was where my thinking is as well. If you all believe that would be too much green...then matte black it is...
Wait, wait, wait. If the rest of the hood is flat black, paint it green, and it will pop. Connects one side of green to the other. Just my 3 cents

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Send that rain here! We haven't had rain in over a month! My family's soybeans are drying up! And if we don't get rain this week the corn will have the same fate!

Paint it green! You thinking of doing strips on the car? If so you could do the same strips on the strut bar!
We got a downpour in ATL yesterday, Fulton!
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

well, lets do the math here....everything under the hood on the engine is flat black.....then green at firewall and fenders, underside of hood has the flat black padding.....I can relate...but might still be too much green,
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

um.....fulton...you can have all the rain you want (yeah right...doesnt work that way), im sure florida can export you some...LOL!
No....no stripes on the hood........something better planned for next year.....just wanted to do the mounts in satin and the bar portion in green. I have flat black strut covers in route....would, look cool that way.

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appreciate the input domer...BUT since im using the duplicolor green instead of body color (a shade brighter....).dont want to mix the 2. everything else under the hood is a bit distanced from the fenders. See my album on the underhood shot....
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

a little green goes a LONG way
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

only the pp mustang has the strut bar ? i have a base convertible and it came with it stock, maybe because the convertible needs the extra supports ?
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

I believe that is correct Gee.....the vert needs all the chassis stiffening it can get.
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

yeh i guess so , these mustang verts are pretty solid
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

last vert I drove was a 2012...and really liked it...but trying to find a 6 speed vert with V6, and MCA package was a bear.....when I did find one...they'd had it for almost 8 months and wouldnt come off the price...ERR
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um.....fulton...you can have all the rain you want (yeah right...doesnt work that way), im sure florida can export you some...LOL!
No....no stripes on the hood........something better planned for next year.....just wanted to do the mounts in satin and the bar portion in green. I have flat black strut covers in route....would, look cool that way.

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appreciate the input domer...BUT since im using the duplicolor green instead of body color (a shade brighter....).dont want to mix the 2. everything else under the hood is a bit distanced from the fenders. See my album on the underhood shot....
Just looked at it. Those seats are wild!

I would either leave it as-is or paint it black (Rolling Stones).
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

Thank you domer!
Like the song reference.....I do stuff like that at the fire station...along with best lines and quotes from movies..LOL!
okay.....black it will be....especially since just got my JLT hood strut kit in with the painted struts and brackets.....

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you did see the engine bay shot with the added green..right?

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actually....lets put this to a vote.....
#1: paint the strut bar completely flat/matte black
#2: paint the mounts black, and the bulk of the bar green that will match the other green painted components *see my 'slimer' album for underhood shot*
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I vote rainbow.

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Seriously just paint it anything already!!!! Lol

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Actually no.. Paint it grabber blue and send it to me. Problem solved.
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#2. It'll be enough to shout custom but not overdone. Plus too much flat black is dull looking. You bought the green to stand out. So why should your engine? You'll see that I'm right in most cases.
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I vote rainbow.

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Seriously just paint it anything already!!!! Lol

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Actually no.. Paint it grabber blue and send it to me. Problem solved.
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

I never thought I would see a thread this long regarding the paining of a strut bar...
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I never thought I would see a thread this long regarding the paining of a strut bar...
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Painting calipers... 6 hours in... getting way too perfect!
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

how's it look so far..?
It'll be a while before you get as good as the 'Dr. of Sprayology' (LOL)...but its a start.
What paint did you end up getting...?
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

VERY NICE....Good Job!
Told you that would enhance your Stang...did I not..?

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another accessory found...for those that want to remove the dash trim, vinyl wrap/paint....try this on...
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Heeheehee!
looks good i like that on the blue.
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Re: removal of performance package strut bar...?

Nice! Glad it worked out well for you. total time it took you?
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