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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?
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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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http://gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&partnumber=pkcamarobr

List Price:$187.36
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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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Old 02-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #29
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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.
i got mine from gmpartsdirect.com too, it includes the 6 needed bolts also. it takes it a few weeks to get to you but it is definitely worth it
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #30
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looks very nice russ.
Hey thanks man! I won a trophy for best underhood appearance at a local car show. It's nice when others appreciate what you have done.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #31
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GM PART # pkcamarobr
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http://gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&partnumber=pkcamarobr

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Just ordered mine. Couldnt beat the price and I love the look of this one over the others...

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #32
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #33
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:36 PM   #34
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Any reason besides looks to go with BMR over the GM part?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:02 AM   #35
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:05 AM   #36
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One of the forums vendors, Parts Taxi, has the factory strut brace on sale right now.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #37
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I was under the impression that a ZL1 brace would not clear the factory non-ZL1 hood.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #38
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Any reason besides looks to go with BMR over the GM part?
Honestly they both function well so it really comes down to which one you prefer as far as looks go.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #39
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Does anybody have a zl1 strut tower brace on there 2011 ss with stock hood????
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #40
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Does anybody have a zl1 strut tower brace on there 2011 ss with stock hood????
I have one on my 2012 LFX V6 with a stock hood.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #41
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Are we all aware that ther are two differant braces from GM? There is the 'vert/1LE and the taller arched ZL-1 . AFAIK,the ZL1 brace will not fit a non-ZL-1 hood.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #42
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I have a 2011 and my dealer got one for $141 bolts included. Holes were pre drilled and it went on in 5 min.I pu on the red and black and an artist friend painted the heartbeat. That added about $120 so the whole thing was $261. I'm happy with it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:57 PM   #43
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ZL1 brace on my 2012 2LT LFX and the hood closes with no issues.

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #44
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It is very close but it fits.

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Are we all aware that ther are two differant braces from GM? There is the 'vert/1LE and the taller arched ZL-1 . AFAIK,the ZL1 brace will not fit a non-ZL-1 hood.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #45
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It is very close but it fits.

You plan on supercharging in the future?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #46
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BMR 4-Point in Hammertone color, easy install and looks great.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #47
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BMR 4-Point in Hammertone color, easy install and looks great.
The BMR strut tower brace definitely looks good on your car! We appreciate the feedback and the picture.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #48
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Does anyone have a part number fot the GM ZL1 strut brace and any more information on the adaptor kit to make it fit on a 2010 SLP ZL575?

Im really liking the Hotchkis Max Strut Tower Brace and this may be a stupid question but am I going to have to get a front end alignment done again after doing the install?

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #49
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Does anyone have a part number fot the GM ZL1 strut brace and any more information on the adaptor kit to make it fit on a 2010 SLP ZL575?

Im really liking the Hotchkis Max Strut Tower Brace and this may be a stupid question but am I going to have to get a front end alignment done again after doing the install?
Well,the ZL-1 brace is # 22863503.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #50
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Just put the 1LE strut bar on. Unfortunately this piece of hardware requires a lot of work to make it look nice. Pretty much looked like something that was more at home on my truck, the bottom of it. The casting is rough probably because they use a sand-type mold, which didn't bother me as much as the seams left by the mold. It is not a very clean part.

I used my grinder and cleaned up all the edges until they were smooth. I left the rough cast since it would require more work than I was willing to give it. I sanded down the bar to remove the fine ridges left during its manufacture.

I decided to paint the bar carbon flash metallic to match the other parts on the car, and painted the bracket using the paint using truck bed liner. I like using that stuff because it's tougher than regular paint and it dries with a slight roughness to it. The finish is about the same as what you have on the oil pan. Since my CAI is kind of a hammered finish, this match pretty well.

I picked up the bolts for it from Ace HW since the price of GM bolts was 4 times. I bought some black hot toppers to hide their silver heads. (Only shown on the right side.)

The close up of the bar was before I hit it with the polisher. It's like a mirror now after a few passes of machine polish.



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