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Old 03-31-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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I just bought a 2012 GT strut bar for my 13 V6. Having issues making it fit. I thought they were all compatible from around 05 and up. Any advice?
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It should fit

Just be VERY careful when you tighten down those locking nuts. They twist off Easy if you try to get them to tight. You need to remove all four nuts on both sides and the strut brace should just slip on. I never heard of one not fitting.

I sure heard of guy's twisting off those nut's though ! Just snug them and walk away.

Go to American Muscle and they have instructions and a video.

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Just be VERY careful when you tighten down those locking nuts. They twist off Easy if you try to get them to tight. You need to remove all four nuts on both sides and the strut brace should just slip on. I never heard of one not fitting.

I sure heard of guy's twisting off those nut's though ! Just snug them and walk away.

Go to American Muscle and they have instructions and a video.

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Either the 2013 is different or the guy lied to me and it didn't come from a 2012 GT. although he did have other parts such as the 5.0 badges and they were the most recent generation. I have included some pictures for troubleshooting purposes. Yes I know I did not remove the bolts but essentially it should fit right in on top of them for measuring purposes. Picture 1 shows how snug it is on top of the engine. Pictures 2 and 3 show what happens if i push down on one end. the other end will lift. Here is the pic of the original bar: http://images.craigslist.org/3Lf3Fb3...5ba0d51d53.jpg
Any other help would be cool. I am thinking i just need to sale back on craigslist and get the one from AM.
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The gt STB doesn't fit on our v6's our engine sits too high!
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Doh! Lesson learned, i took it that the same strut bar from AM works for both so the factory must also do the same. Oh well, thank you for the information.
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The one you have will not fit

Check here> 2005-2013 MUSTANG GT STRUT TOWER BRACE | Part Details for M-20201-S197 | Ford Racing Performance Parts

I personally like the Boss 302 bar.


It fits perfect even with my performance engine cover, Airaid CAI and JLT oil separater.

Just remember, Do not over tighten the nuts.

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Check here> 2005-2013 MUSTANG GT STRUT TOWER BRACE | Part Details for M-20201-S197 | Ford Racing Performance Parts

I personally like the Boss 302 bar.

It fits perfect even with my performance engine cover, Airaid CAI and JLT oil separater.

Just remember, Do not over tighten the nuts.

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Man, I hate when I over tighten my nuts.
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Man, I hate when I over tighten my nuts.
LMFAO!!
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Look at cjponyparts.com they have the boss 302 got 105$ & it'll fit the 3.7!

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Man, I hate when I over tighten my nuts.
Lmao. The worst!
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The V6 requires the Boss 302/V6 strut bar; it's center is higher to clear the intake runners for both the Boss and the V6. I think I read on another forum awhile back that the single bar type strut tower brace from a 2008 GT500/Shelby fits the 2011 and up V6 as well; just have to file a small bit on the upper plastic vane; about 1/2 inch.
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Bucko's monkey even knows that it wont fit!
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Yes, the one on my shoulders.
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