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Old 06-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Strut tower brace?

How much does it improve handling? Is it worth it?
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Re: Strut tower brace?

does wonders on mine.....came from the factory with the performance package....
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I bought the boss one on AM for $170 I think, I love it. Noticed it on the windy roads. Not a bad appearance upgrade either in my opinion.
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Shoot, it looks so badass, I would still get it even if there were no actual benefits. I've got the Steeda V6 STB on my GT. I love how industrial Steeda makes theres look.Click image for larger version

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Re: Strut tower brace?

i'm not going to lie, that double bar on top of that boss gave me a little bit of a chubs.

I have the stock one and love how sleek the non-polished metal looks
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Nice yeah that looks really good
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #8
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Yeah, that big fat aluminum STB is pretty sick too. :Headbang:
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I got a fatty too. Might help performance but sure does look impressive. The STB, that is.
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Lol^ I see's whatcha did there.
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Re: Strut tower brace?

Boss 302 strut here.


It bolts right on and everything clears. It also looks great.

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That's what I have, took 5 minutes. Looks great, although I might paint it.
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Re: Strut tower brace?

Do you have to jack up the car or is it safe to just do it on the ground? It looks like you just unbolt two bolts per side. Do you guys know the torque recommended when putting the bolts back on??
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Do you have to jack up the car or is it safe to just do it on the ground? It looks like you just unbolt two bolts per side. Do you guys know the torque recommended when putting the bolts back on??
I just unscrewed the bolts, put them back on. Done. Just lifted the hood.
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Re: Strut tower brace?

Easy install, I did not torque the nuts when I put them back on. I just made sure they were nice and tight. My hood mat already had a nice indentation from the factory to allow room for the strut bar. The strut bar has arrows to make sure you put it on with them facing the front of the car. I will pick up some new locking nuts the next time I'm out. I don't think there is anything wrong with using the old nuts but I personally would prefer new ones.
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How much does it improve handling? Is it worth it?
Change of heart I see?

I like the way they look to be honest but I guess it provides upper stability,

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Easy install, I did not torque the nuts when I put them back on. I just made sure they were nice and tight. My hood mat already had a nice indentation from the factory to allow room for the strut bar. The strut bar has arrows to make sure you put it on with them facing the front of the car. I will pick up some new locking nuts the next time I'm out. I don't think there is anything wrong with using the old nuts but I personally would prefer new ones.
I'd torque to be sure. It takes 2 seconds.

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Even I have a torque wrench ( i'm pretty thrifty) they are < $50 at auto zone/ advance. And well worth every cent.
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Re: Strut tower brace?

I would torque them if I new what specs they were to be tightened to. I have two good click type torque wrenches to cover all speck. I just put the nuts on and made certain they were nice and tight without stripping the threads.

I'll get some new locking nuts next week and I'm sure they will be fine without having to torque them as long as they are as tight as the ones I did not remove.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
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I used German torque specifications. Goodntight. Lol
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I used German torque specifications. Goodntight. Lol
Me too.
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All 05+ STB's fit our cars? Found someone selling one off his 07? GT for like $40. Sounds great to me and I'm pretty sure it'll fit but maybe someone knows better? Here's a pic of it.
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Re: Strut tower brace?

I bought the fat Boss style brace too. It cornered much much MUCH better. You notice it a ton on windy roads and especially on on and off-ramps. It's pretty as well, especially if you have the aero-shield engine conver to go with it.
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I have my stock one for sale had to drop 325 bucks to fit. Still have my stock one if anyone wants it. It's the one in the last photo. Think it does say gt on it
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I have my stock one for sale had to drop 325 bucks to fit. Still have my stock one if anyone wants it. It's the one in the last photo. Think it does say gt on it
Do you by chance live in the Atlanta area?
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No I live out in Washington, if you want pm me we can work out details if u don't mind it being shipped
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No I live out in Washington, if you want pm me we can work out details if u don't mind it being shipped
No I don't mind at all that'll be sick!!
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Re: Strut tower brace?

just finished painting mine...looks cool with the strut covers. see my album....
NOW...on to the exhaust which finally arrived today!
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Shock covers do anything for the car actually? Or just looks?

And great job! Painting mine on Sunday!
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just finished painting mine...looks cool with the strut covers. see my album....
NOW...on to the exhaust which finally arrived today!
I didn't see any pics of your painted strut tower brace?
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I cant seem to post pics to a thread....have yet to figure out why....So I add them to my album for "Slimer"...

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shock covers hid a multitude of junk under them.....see the pic in my album...It worked out great for me...
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I cant seem to post pics to a thread....have yet to figure out why....So I add them to my album for "Slimer"...

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shock covers hid a multitude of junk under them.....see the pic in my album...It worked out great for me...
What are you trying to upload with Computer, or Application?
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Just ordered one from AM. Now I just have to wait lol.
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My premium package came with one and i love it
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My premium package came with one and i love it
Mine didn't hmm...
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Mine didn't either. I thought it only came with the performance package.
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