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Old 09-02-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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strut tower

I have a 2011 early model 2ss/rs with the whipple charger on it. I never needed a strut brace but my front end tends to feel loose and even with coil overs and dropped 2 inches with sway bar upgrades. I was wondering since I have a early model with no holes drilled in struts, what brace will fit and clear the whipple?????
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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I have a 2011 early model 2ss/rs with the whipple charger on it. I never needed a strut brace but my front end tends to feel loose and even with coil overs and dropped 2 inches with sway bar upgrades. I was wondering since I have a early model with no holes drilled in struts, what brace will fit and clear the whipple?????

Not sure about the whipple, but the Hotchkis brace clears the Maggi with plenty of room to spare.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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Not sure about the whipple, but the Hotchkis brace clears the Maggi with plenty of room to spare.
did you have to drill those holes yourself at the mounting locations?

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Old 12-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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Yes you have to take the Struts out as well to get to the back holes too. Look up hotchkis strut brace install manual and it is all in there.
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The Hotchkis will clear. We have a good DIY write up on our JDP Motorsports Facebook page for the install. Let me know if I can answer any questions.

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did you have to drill those holes yourself at the mounting locations?

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Yes you have to drill the mounting holes yourself.

It too a little work, but I was able to drill all the mounting holes without removing the struts. I did break one drill bit, and I scraped my knuckles, but it saved me from having to do an alignment after the install.
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