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Old 10-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 96 cobra with a kenne bell sc and the cross member is taken out because it doesn't fit now and stored in the trunk. Does this harm the vehicle in any way?
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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I just purchased a 96 cobra with a kenne bell sc and the cross member is taken out because it doesn't fit now and stored in the trunk. Does this harm the vehicle in any way?
Are you sûre you don't mean a strut tower brace? I doubt your car could live without a cross member or a k member of some sort. After all, that's the part that secures the engine to the car lol


Is the black bar in the picture roughly look like the part you're talking about? If so , that's a strut tower brace .
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Yes. That's it thank you very much, we'll it probably won't be the only dumb question I ask. But that's why it's a forum and you have no clue who asks the dumb questions. So will it harm the vehicle in any way not having it installed?
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That was a very good question. I'm no pro but the tower brace/strut is used to stabilize the car from the intense vibrations and power of the engine--particularly the HP's, such as, the COBRA. I would have it reinstall ASAP. No harm done in the short run and low rpm's but over the long-run and jamming it a lot will definitely affect driving performance--could loosen stuff by constant jarring, etc. Possibly, affect alightment as well. My thoughts.
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The car has a kenne bell super charger which prevents it from being installed any suggestions?
Thank you very much for your response
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You will be fine without the strut tower brace. They tie the strut towers together to help keep the suspension geometry in spec, but you are fine running without it. They help, but not that much.
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