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Old 07-27-2013, 02:11 AM   #76
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does the STOB17 fit my 2012 rs?
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:27 PM   #77
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does the STOB17 fit my 2012 rs?
Yes Part # STB017 will fit. Feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #78
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Does anyone know if this brace will contact the hood liner. I have a painted hoodliner

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:28 PM   #79
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Does anyone know if this brace will contact the hood liner. I have a painted hoodliner

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I put this strut brace on last weekend and it does not rub on my hood liner. Better yet, the aluminum polishes out to a beautiful shine very easily in about 1 hour.

I should note the GM brace will not just bolt in to a 2010 or 2011.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:32 PM   #80
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I put this strut brace on last weekend and it does not rub on my hood liner. Better yet, the aluminum polishes out to a beautiful shine very easily in about 1 hour.

I should note the GM brace will not just bolt in to a 2010 or 2011.
Early 11's… And no, I don't know the cutoff date. You either have holes or you don't...
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:35 AM   #81
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Thank guys. As it turns out a friend has this with mounting brackets that he will sell me for $140. Just need to see if I can paint it.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:32 AM   #82
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Hello everyone,

Having read through all the posts, one thing is still not clear to me: Would an original GM strut brace (part no. 23120485) fit a 2011 SS without drilling holes in the car? I had a look at the part (only on a picture sadly), and had a look under the bonnet, and I could not really see how the strut brace could be mounted without drilling holes in the car. Is it a necessity to drill the holes in order to fit it?

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Old 03-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #83
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Can someone help me in pointing me in the right direction to polishing the GM strut?

I just installed it but I'd like to clean it up a bit.

Thx for the help.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:44 PM   #84
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Hello everyone,

Having read through all the posts, one thing is still not clear to me: Would an original GM strut brace (part no. 23120485) fit a 2011 SS without drilling holes in the car? I had a look at the part (only on a picture sadly), and had a look under the bonnet, and I could not really see how the strut brace could be mounted without drilling holes in the car. Is it a necessity to drill the holes in order to fit it?

Thanks for any help!

'10's & early 11's don't have the holes. If you don't see 3 threaded, unused holes on each tower, you need to make them. You'll also need adapters/spacers as you also won't have the reliefs in the towers for the brace.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #85
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I disagree with those that say the strut tower brace does nothing. I installed the stock GM brace last week and it definitely feels more solid in the front end. Steering is more controlled, its not a major difference, but its noticeable for me.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:22 AM   #86
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Anyone with a BMR brace running a ECS/novi supercharger? Just wonder which will work....I like the STB016 4- point but don't know if it will clear air filter on novi.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:32 AM   #87
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I disagree with those that say the strut tower brace does nothing. I installed the stock GM brace last week and it definitely feels more solid in the front end. Steering is more controlled, its not a major difference, but its noticeable for me.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:35 PM   #88
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Early 11's… And no, I don't know the cutoff date. You either have holes or you don't...
There is an '11 in the shop now,built 12-14-10 that has the holes. So....
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:35 PM   #89
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There is an '11 in the shop now,built 12-14-10 that has the holes. So....
Do a search. There are 11's without the holes, so...
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:46 AM   #90
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GMPartsDirect.com Part# 23120485 $111.30 plus $26.71 processing & handling = $138.01
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:59 AM   #91
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I think for model, before 2013 all have drill holes. The 2013 ones would be happy cause they get the superior one.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:41 AM   #92
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Do a search. There are 11's without the holes, so...
I was showing that an '11 built on this date (at least and forward) has the holes.
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I was showing that an '11 built on this date (at least and forward) has the holes.
Got it.

Mine was built in September 2010 (don't know the exact date offhand) and it has the holes.

Production of the 11's started on June 7th of 2010, so if they make a change like this at the beginning of the next quarter, September would probably be when they started appearing.

I have absolutely no idea how GM assembles cars or implements updates though, so that is purely a guess...
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:31 PM   #94
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:19 PM   #95
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'10's & early 11's don't have the holes. If you don't see 3 threaded, unused holes on each tower, you need to make them. You'll also need adapters/spacers as you also won't have the reliefs in the towers for the brace.

I had a look - no holes, sadly. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:21 AM   #96
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Why this http://gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm...ber=pkcamarobr
and This http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=23120485

on same website with different pricing? What am I missing?
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:29 PM   #97
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Is BMR planning to make the four point strut tower brace (STB016) to fit a 2013 Camaro? That's the one I'm most interested in but the current STB016 definitely doesn't fit.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:37 PM   #98
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For those with the Pfadt brace, I've started laying mine out for installation and it appears that the rear bolt on the passenger side goes through the hood support bracket. Is this correct or did I lay it out wrong. Pictures of this area would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #99
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I figured out the above problem You drill straight through the welded connection.

Installed this beast last night. Fairly straight forward install. Rivnuts suck if you don't have a tool to install them with (I used a bolt and washer).

It may be purely in my head, but the front end feels a lot more solid. This is true for even going straight.

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