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DFWZ28 01-31-2013 10:29 AM

Strut Tower Brace
 
how many of you guys have a strut tower brace? i have been thinking about getting one, really like the looks of the ZL1 brace.

what would you recommend, how difficult / easy was it to install?

pics if you can.

thanks in advance

Lupe

SlingShot 01-31-2013 10:32 AM

If you have a 2010, you will be stuck using the BMR because the Chevy one won't work.

90503 01-31-2013 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SlingShot (Post 6105231)
If you have a 2010, you will be stuck using the BMR because the Chevy one won't work.

Same is true for some early '11s....Couldn't tell you where they come from, but I think an adaptor kit of shims, spacers, what-not is out there so the factory brace can be used on the first version of the towers...

zkdreads 01-31-2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by SlingShot (Post 6105231)
If you have a 2010, you will be stuck using the BMR because the Chevy one won't work.

eeehhh WRONG lol. they will work with the 2010. but you have to purchase the bolt kit for $130-150 ish and the chevy strut bar will fit. i have a 2010 and it didnt come with the holes either.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=78642

PAUL SS 01-31-2013 11:05 AM

There is an adapter kit out there which lets you use the convertible/ZL1 strut brace on 2010 or early 2011 Camaro's.

wakespeak 01-31-2013 11:06 AM

I recommend it. It does make the car chassis stiffer, which is why you see it on the 1LEs and ZL1s. Creaking eliminated when turning into driveways and other off camber stuff.

You need to buy the tower brace and the bolts. The torque spec is: 22 N-m (16 ft-lbs). 10 minute install. Install on flat ground.

jpwickl 01-31-2013 11:09 AM

You could buy a convertible, and the brace will come standard

MrWray 01-31-2013 11:19 AM

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the 2013 has the holes pre-drilled for the brace, it only took me like 3 minutes to install it. its a noticable difference when cornering and taking curves. plus it looks badass :thumbup:

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DFWZ28 01-31-2013 11:22 AM

that looks really nice wray. i have a 10 so probably will have to drill the holes.

BMR Sales 01-31-2013 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by DFWZ28 (Post 6105220)
how many of you guys have a strut tower brace? i have been thinking about getting one, really like the looks of the ZL1 brace.

what would you recommend, how difficult / easy was it to install?

pics if you can.

thanks in advance

Lupe

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlingShot (Post 6105231)
If you have a 2010, you will be stuck using the BMR because the Chevy one won't work.

Like everyone said, the factory GM strut tower brace won't work without buying the install kit so by the time you buy the GM strut tower brace itself and the install kit you end up with a strut tower brace that is close to $300. We have some more affordable strut tower brace options that will not only stiffen the chassis up but also help dress up the engine bay.

BMR two point strut tower brace (STB013)
http://bmrsuspension.com/siteart/pro...B013_small.jpg

BMR four point strut towe brace (STB014)
http://bmrsuspension.com/siteart/pro...B014_small.jpg

BMR four point strut tower brace (STB016)
http://bmrsuspension.com/siteart/pro...B016_small.jpg

JDP Sales 01-31-2013 12:31 PM

^^ The BMR braces are awesome! Feel free to Call, PM or email me with questions.

Best regards,

Tyler
888-308-6007

OHIOSS 01-31-2013 02:49 PM

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I bought a BMR strut brace and had it shipped to me unfinished. I had it chromed by a local chroming company. I like the way it turned out.

Russ

JM20 01-31-2013 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by OHIOSS (Post 6106396)
I bought a BMR strut brace and had it shipped to me unfinished. I had it chromed by a local chroming company. I like the way it turned out.

Russ

That looks bad ass! How hard is it to install the BMR? How is it fastened to the towers?

PAUL SS 01-31-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by JM20 (Post 6106555)
That looks bad ass! How hard is it to install the BMR? How is it fastened to the towers?

You have to drop the struts and drill 4 holes on top of the tower and bolt it on.

OHIOSS 01-31-2013 04:03 PM

The side of the brace closest to the windshield mounts right on the strut tower. For the other leg of the brace you have to drill 4 holes to attach it. The hardest part was having to unscrew and drop the strut assembly and was almost impossible to do by myself. If you have someone to help you it is a whole lot easier.

Russ

DFWZ28 01-31-2013 04:37 PM

looks very nice russ.

viper blue 01-31-2013 06:54 PM

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I did the same but painted mine to tie in with the color of the car real easy to install looks good


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