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Old 12-22-2013, 09:29 PM   #29
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Technically that would be the convertible strut tower bar, as it was on the vert before the 1LE.
Bingo! Got one on my 2012 vert, no flex.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:49 AM   #30
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Just finished installing mine. Can't drive it until spring, but that's one more mod off the list for this winter.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:14 PM   #31
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Just finished installing mine. Can't drive it until spring, but that's one more mod off the list for this winter.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:58 AM   #32
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I just got one inspired by this thread. Thanks OP.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:34 AM   #33
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Silly question. Are any of you installing washers, or anything underneath it to prevent scratching and possible rust in case it that piece would ever shift or move a bit because of vibration? Just wondering if that would scratch the paint off and then be a candidate for rust at those sport..
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:14 AM   #34
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Silly question. Are any of you installing washers, or anything underneath it to prevent scratching and possible rust in case it that piece would ever shift or move a bit because of vibration? Just wondering if that would scratch the paint off and then be a candidate for rust at those sport..
I considered doing that to protect the paint, but decided its not going anywhere, it's a $185 part, so I'll leave it on the car if I sell it - no one will see under it.

Hint: If you hit it with a little Mothers Polish, it'll shine like, well, polished aluminum!

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Old 11-23-2014, 09:20 AM   #35
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:14 AM   #36
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There is enough flex to require a strut brace. A V8 with a lot of torque can twist a frame pretty quickly.
All Camaro convertibles come with one. Even the V6 models. I don't think its there fore the V8's torque... Its to stiffen the chassis to reduce cowl shake and improve handling because of the loss of a major structural component (the roof)...
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:51 PM   #37
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If anyone is interested I have a brand new in the box GM 1LE strut tower brace for $125 shipped anywhere in the U.S., pm if interested.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:05 PM   #38
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Was the brace a quick install? A direct bolt on to any 2011 and newer SS? I don't have to drill any holes do i?
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:25 AM   #39
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Was the brace a quick install? A direct bolt on to any 2011 and newer SS? I don't have to drill any holes do i?
It takes literally 3 minutes unless you drop a bolt or something lol
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