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Old 02-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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STRUT BAR

Hey Guys, whats a good strut bar for a 2010 ss??
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Our strut tower bar for the 2010 is a pretty simple install, and can provide some tangible increase in handling performance. It's not going to be as drastic as say a set of sway bars, but as a finishing touch to your suspension package or as an engine bay dress up item it will work great. They come unfinished so a trip to your local powdercoater can quickly turn them what ever color you want to match your engine bay or exterior color.

Take a look at this video we took documenting the reduction in deformation between the strut towers before our bar to see what this piece can do for you:

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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We have 3 different strut tower brace options available for the 2010 Camaros. They all work very well and attach directly to the shock towers. Here are a couple pictures.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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I have the 3rd one above from BMR, but have yet to install it. I might be doing a supercharger this summer, and that one won't fit over a Magnuson. :-(
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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Do any of them fit over a Magnuson??
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #7
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Hey Guys, whats a good strut bar for a 2010 ss??
Do you want a strut tower bar for style or function?
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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waiting to be shipped to my door from bmr. i have the 3rd one.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #9
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Do you want a strut tower bar for style or function?
function..
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:02 PM   #10
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function..
We are not advocates for a strut tower bar. Our Pedders USA Camaro pulls 1.3G plus steady state turns without a strut bar. The 5th Gen shipped from the factory without a strut tower bar, until one was developed for the Vert. For the Vert a strut tower bar as well as under car bracing is required -- becuase they cut the top off the car. Here is the structure that was built in to your 5th Gen.

When GM designed the Camaro they built it well, very well. It was engineered to have an exceptionally strong monocoque. A solid monocoque translates into a higher perception of quality while enhancing performance and function. In the following series of pictures you can see how the 5th Gen Camaro has numerous 'chassis braces' built in at the factory using state-of the art design in the form of shape, construction and materials --

High-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel is a type of alloy steel that provides better mechanical properties or greater resistance to corrosion than carbon steel. HSLA steels vary from other steels in that they aren't made to meet a specific chemical composition, but rather to specific mechanical properties. They have a carbon content between 0.05–0.25% to retain formability and weldability. Other alloying elements include up to 2.0% manganese and small quantities of copper, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, vanadium, chromium, molybdenum, titanium, calcium, rare earth elements, or zirconium.[1][2] Copper, titanium, vanadium, and niobium are added for strengthening purposes.[2] These elements are intended to alter the microstructure of carbon steels, which is usually a ferrite-pearlite aggregate, to produce a very fine dispersion of alloy carbides in an almost pure ferrite matrix. This eliminates the toughness-reducing effect of a pearlitic volume fraction, yet maintains and increases the material's strength by refining the grain size, which in the case of ferrite increases yield strength by 50% for every halving of the mean grain diameter. Precipitation strengthening plays a minor role, too. Their yield strengths can be anywhere between 250–590 megapascals (36,000–86,000 psi). Due to their higher strength and toughness HSLA steels usually require 25 to 30% more power to form, as compared to carbon steels

Martensitic Ultra High Strength Steel Maraging steels (a portmanteau of martensitic and aging) are iron alloys which are known for possessing superior strength and toughness without losing malleability, although they cannot hold a good cutting edge. 'Aging' refers to the extended heat-treatment process. These steels are a special class of low-carbon ultra-high-strength steels which derive their strength not from carbon, but from precipitation of inter-metallic compounds. The principal alloying element is 15 to 25% nickel.[1] Secondary alloying elements are added to produce intermetallic precipitates, which include cobalt, molybdenum, and titanium.

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This isn't a 4th Gen, or a Mustang. Our Mustang project car took four different braces to get track ready. The Camaro took NONE.



There is an excellent resource available here on Camaro5 THE Book on 5th Gen Suspension. It should have been titles the Book on the 5th Gen as it covers suspension, brakes, wheels, tires, exhaust, headers, superchargers, thermal management and more. Take a read through it. If you choose to add a strut tower bar it is cool. I am hoping you'll start with the foundation.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #11
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I've been looking at Lakewood's bar. I believe it'll clear a blower.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #12
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The BMR folks have been talking about a bar to fit over the maggie for a while, but I don't think they have one yet.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:12 AM   #13
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I have the 3rd one above from BMR, but have yet to install it. I might be doing a supercharger this summer, and that one won't fit over a Magnuson. :-(
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Do any of them fit over a Magnuson??
Noe of those strut tower braces will fit with the Magnuson Superchargers. We are designing one that will not only work with the Magnuson Superchargers but also but pleasing to the eyes. We have a 2010 Camaro with a TVS 2300 on it so it is going to be a priority for us this year I am sure.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #14
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I get a lot of compliments with this and it looks clean
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #15
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I love the look and feel of my Strut Bar from PFADT.

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Old 06-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #16
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I get a lot of compliments with this and it looks clean
Awesome idea, I think the chrome finish on our strut tower brace looks really good.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:55 PM   #17
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I have to agree, I typically am not a chrome guy but that looks really nice!
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #18
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I like the BMR single bar strut brace. When will you guys have one for a 2011 SS?
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