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Old 01-31-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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If you have a 2010, you will be stuck using the BMR because the Chevy one won't work.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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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...
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:05 AM   #5
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There is an adapter kit out there which lets you use the convertible/ZL1 strut brace on 2010 or early 2011 Camaro's.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:09 AM   #7
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You could buy a convertible, and the brace will come standard
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:19 AM   #8
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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

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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that looks really nice wray. i have a 10 so probably will have to drill the holes.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:23 AM   #10
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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

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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.

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

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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.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #13
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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.

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