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Old 03-03-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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I do have a brace across my engine compartment....from one strut tower to the other. Was that factory design??? Or is that a aftermarket upgrade?


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Old 03-03-2015, 02:12 PM   #2
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That can be either. Did your car come with the performance package (3.31 gears, 19" wheels, etc)? If not, then someone added it probably.
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No it was a premium , but not performance.


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I do have a brace across my engine compartment....from one strut tower to the other. Was that factory design??? Or is that a aftermarket upgrade?


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Hard to see in the picture, is your car a convertible? If so, that is why you have one.


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Convertables came with a strut tower brace? I never seen that before when browsing for cars.

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??? It is a convertible....so what's the answer?


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Can you take a picture of the brace. I am betting either way it was added aftermarket because your car didnt have the Performance Package.

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Yes, it came with your car stock. All convertibles have it stock.
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All ragtops came with the brace from the factory. We also came with extra bracing underneath in the back. That's why you can't add subframe connectors to a convertible.


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Old 03-03-2015, 03:47 PM   #10
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It does corner very nice!!


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Yes, it came with your car stock. All convertibles have it stock.
This is news to me. But still take a pic. Cuz if its another brand, then maybe someone swapped it out.
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This is news to me. But still take a pic. Cuz if its another brand, then maybe someone swapped it out.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:54 PM   #13
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It has a ford stamp on it!


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Old 03-03-2015, 03:57 PM   #14
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Oh wow. I just googled up some verts that are for sale. Even the extremely basic stock ones have it.

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Sticks: your lucky day. Seems it was stock then. Nice to get a freebie every now and then

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Couldn't find the brace photo...but it is a cool plate!! Lol


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Hahahaha. That is funny. Since my tune and mods, my car is in GT territory as far as MPGs. So BADMPGS was gonna be my plate once i get it.

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Aww man, gotta get those side mirrors painted. When I had my 2011 V6, it was Kona Blue also with the Pony Package. And idk if i could ever see it without the painted side mirrors.

But with a little detailing, that color looks amazing in the sun.

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Photobucket is a pain in the posterior! WRONG photo!


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It is a amazing color...lots of compliments!


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Aww man. You are making me miss my 2011 :'(

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Here is my old 2011. They look pretty good with those tri bar badges on the side.
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Very nice....next upgrade will be a GT. Was thinking about it soon, but upgraded my to a 2015 Honda Pilot. GT is officially on the back burner.


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You upgraded your wife to a 2015 honda?! Wonder if i can upgrade mine to a 2016 gt350.

Just messin...

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Kid totaled the crv ...my mistake test drove the pilot. Couldn't get back in the crv....at least now I got a tow vehicle to get a boat.


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Kid totaled the crv ...my mistake test drove the pilot. Couldn't get back in the crv....at least now I got a tow vehicle to get a boat.


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Where is Bucko or SoCal with the HowTo guide?! Lol

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I mainly use the mobile app so I couldn't tell you right now.

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Same brace that came on my 14 v6 Prem Vert.
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I guess the verts do come with it!! I'm sure with all the missing roof area, you need it!


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I guess the verts do come with it!! I'm sure with all the missing roof area, you need it!


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Old 03-03-2015, 06:14 PM   #34
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No cai...it does look cool under the hood!


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I have a thread in the DIY section. I plugged off the silencer box on the air tube and installed the AFE Pro Dry S air filter. That was before the Air Raid (spelling?) modular intake tubes were available. I might just swap out the tube with one of those at some point just because it looks better, but keep the stock air box. You really aren't going to improve on that.

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