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Old 01-31-2013, 03:03 PM   #15
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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.

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:37 PM   #16
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looks very nice russ.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:54 PM   #17
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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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Old 01-31-2013, 06:15 PM   #18
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I have the lakewood brace

But the BMR stuff looks better built
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #19
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I have the zl1 brace on my 2011 SS. Seeing the holes were already there, took at whole 5 mins to install. Make sure you get the bolts to.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #20
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That looks bad ass! How hard is it to install the BMR? How is it fastened to the towers?
Like everyone else said the install really isnt too hard and will probably take you 2-3 hours if you take your time. You have to drop the struts and drill the holes but it isn't bad. The strut tower brace mounts on the shock towers by drilling holes in the towers.

Here are the instructions so you can kind of see what you are getting yourself into.

http://www.bmrsuspension.com/siteart/install/STB016.pdf

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #21
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You could buy a convertible, and the brace will come standard
Should I be concerned that my convertible doesn't have one?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #22
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Should I be concerned that my convertible doesn't have one?
Um, yes!
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #23
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #24
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Um, yes!
I thought it was just an option on the Convertibles. Crud I will have to look into this and get one if it is supposed to have it. I did by it slightly used with 12k miles on it. Would have went new but couldn't pass up a 2012 SS 45th vert.


Maybe a GM rep can chime in here and let me know if this was an option or if the previous owner removed it?

I guess I could see if the threads look worn at all. If they are painted inside then maybe it didnt have one. Either way I plan on getting a GM one painted carbon flash metallic in the near future.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #25
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Due to the fact the car has no roof for structure, the strut tower brace was standard. I bet the former owner sold it to one of his Camaro friends. See if you can find marks on the towers where it was.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #26
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Due to the fact the car has no roof for structure, the strut tower brace was standard. I bet the former owner sold it to one of his Camaro friends. See if you can find marks on the towers where it was.

Is this a good price for a painted GM one?
http://rpidesigns.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=1929
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #27
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You can always paint it yourself...

GM PART # pkcamarobr
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:28 PM   #28
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You can always paint it yourself...

GM PART # pkcamarobr
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Thanks for posting this!!! Paint is not that big of a deal. Sounds like I need this pretty quick and at that price... no brainer.
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