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Old 01-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Strut tower brace

Is there a real difference between the boss 302 & the SR performance strut tower brace or do they both do the same thing??
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pics of both? normally unless there is a big size difference then they'll work basically the same
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http://www.americanmuscle.com/boss30...race-0512.html boss 302

http://www.americanmuscle.com/black-...race-2005.html SR performance
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The design on the sr seems like it would be stronger. Thats the one I would buy, and as a bonus it looks better too.
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The boss is solid I might add. It looks flimsy but is strong. That's kinda why its on a $50,000 car
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I've got the boss one, it stiffened up the front end, i added it along with GT500 LCA's
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I've got the boss one, it stiffened up the front end, i added it along with GT500 LCA's
How long do LCA's take to install. A good half a day?
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The boss is solid I might add. It looks flimsy but is strong. That's kinda why its on a $50,000 car
Yea this is what I figured!!

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I've got the boss one, it stiffened up the front end, i added it along with GT500 LCA's
Looks good can't wait for mine!

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I ended up going with the boss 302 one!!! I got it for the same price as the SR one..can't wait for it to come in!!!!
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How long do LCA's take to install. A good half a day?
Lol
Not even close
It took like 2 hours tops
Biggest PITA was gettin the bolts loose.
Then we put the new LCA's, put the e-brake line through em and torqued the bolts in like an hour
Putting wheels on, 2 mins ;p
We went for a drive, did like 4 burnouts, some launches "at the track"
And we torqued em again
We torqued them again a week later, just to be safe

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Yea this is what I figured!!

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Looks good can't wait for mine!

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I ended up going with the boss 302 one!!! I got it for the same price as the SR one..can't wait for it to come in!!!!
Dang :p
I got mine for 75 bucks :p

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Lol
Not even close
It took like 2 hours tops
Biggest PITA was gettin the bolts loose.
Then we put the new LCA's, put the e-brake line through em and torqued the bolts in like an hour
Putting wheels on, 2 mins ;p
We went for a drive, did like 4 burnouts, some launches "at the track"
And we torqued em again
We torqued them again a week later, just to be safe

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Dang :p
I got mine for 75 bucks :p
I forgot, we put on a TON of wd-40
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Here's a pic of he LCA's
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Lol
Not even close
It took like 2 hours tops
Biggest PITA was gettin the bolts loose.
Then we put the new LCA's, put the e-brake line through em and torqued the bolts in like an hour
Putting wheels on, 2 mins ;p
We went for a drive, did like 4 burnouts, some launches "at the track"
And we torqued em again
We torqued them again a week later, just to be safe

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Dang :p
I got mine for 75 bucks :p

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I forgot, we put on a TON of wd-40
I could use a man like you for a job I have in the Alabama summer lol
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I could use a man like you for a job I have in the Alabama summer lol
What kind of job are we talking about :p
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Lol
Not even close
It took like 2 hours tops
Biggest PITA was gettin the bolts loose.
Then we put the new LCA's, put the e-brake line through em and torqued the bolts in like an hour
Putting wheels on, 2 mins ;p
We went for a drive, did like 4 burnouts, some launches "at the track"
And we torqued em again
We torqued them again a week later, just to be safe

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Dang :p
I got mine for 75 bucks :p

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I forgot, we put on a TON of wd-40
Nice!!
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Nice!!
Thank ya!
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Thank ya!
No problem!! Can't wait for mine man..waiting on the shipping is the worst!!! Haha.
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No problem!! Can't wait for mine man..waiting on the shipping is the worst!!! Haha.
Tell me about it
I ordered a jack 2 weeks ago and it's still not here
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Tell me about it
I ordered a jack 2 weeks ago and it's still not here
That's the worst man!!!
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What kind of job are we talking about :p
LCA's more than likely. I know what they are and how to do it. Just want to cover my bases. Btw who did your C stripe
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LCA's more than likely. I know what they are and how to do it. Just want to cover my bases. Btw who did your C stripe
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Like 7 mins from my house
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They work the same. Looks is what's big. I like the 302 look, so I got that one.
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I ended up going with the boss 302 one!!! I got it for the same price as the SR one..can't wait for it to come in!!!!
Nice! Let me know how you like the Boss STB once it's installed. All of our STB's add a nice stiffness to the front suspension. I'm sure you're going to be pleased with the improvements!

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Just be very careful tightening the locknut's

The nuts are very easy to tighten to much and if go go to tight you will snap off the stud. Just snug them down and walk away.

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Nice! Let me know how you like the Boss STB once it's installed. All of our STB's add a nice stiffness to the front suspension. I'm sure you're going to be pleased with the improvements!

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Yea I'm really looking forward to getting it I'm thanks!!

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The nuts are very easy to tighten to much and if go go to tight you will snap off the stud. Just snug them down and walk away.

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Thanks for the advice ill make sure I don't over tighten them! Thanks!!
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Yea I'm really looking forward to getting it I'm thanks!!

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Thanks for the advice ill make sure I don't over tighten them! Thanks!!
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Cool thanks.
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Cool thanks.
Haha just what I found out the hard way
Look at my picture :p of the STB
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Haha just what I found out the hard way
Look at my picture :p of the STB
Do u only have 1 nut tightened on one side. Haha.
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Sorta :p

The other one is in my room somewhere :p
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Sorta :p

The other one is in my room somewhere :p
That's funny!!! Hahaha. :p
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Just put it on yesterday!! Man this thing corners like a beast now!! It really made a noticeable difference!!!
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Just put it on yesterday!! Man this thing corners like a beast now!! It really made a noticeable difference!!!
I love mine also!! Decided to paint it black and got the engine cover also!! It makes a huge deference at cornering.
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Yea it really makes a huge difference when taking corners i love it!! I've seen yours before..I really love it blacked out!!! Did u paint it yourself? What type of pain did u use?
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Yea it really makes a huge difference when taking corners i love it!! I've seen yours before..I really love it blacked out!!! Did u paint it yourself? What type of pain did u use?
Lol. Like everyone uses around here. PLASTI-DIP!!!! Haha. I put some Heavy coats on and as far as I know it's holding up. I painted it cuz I had hard water spots on it that wouldn't come off. So I painted it. Lol
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Just put it on yesterday!! Man this thing corners like a beast now!! It really made a noticeable difference!!!
Congrats man!
Now get more suspension parts!
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Lol. Like everyone uses around here. PLASTI-DIP!!!! Haha. I put some Heavy coats on and as far as I know it's holding up. I painted it cuz I had hard water spots on it that wouldn't come off. So I painted it. Lol
Lmao. I thought it was plasti dip but I wasn't too sure!!! I might just have to so that to mine soon!!

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Congrats man!
Now get more suspension parts!
Thanks!! I know man I'm slowly gonna build up everything..one step at a time!!!
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