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Old 09-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #26
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If you look at the race teams in Grand Am and World Challenge running Camaro's, some use them and some don't. That's not a direct answer per se, but a brace will definitely add 6 to 8 lbs of weight to the front end. And when you're trying to lose weight on our fat Camaro's, everything helps.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #27
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A little bling under the hood is nice. Added strut tower bracing can't hurt.

Nice. I like the way that came out. I thought you had to remove the engine cover to put one on.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #28
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Needed? Or not
It depends on what you consider 'needed'.

It's a great upgrade and will improve handling.

Please take a look at our LSR strut tower brace:


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Old 09-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #29
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I just got my BMR brace installed and I looks awesome.. Great mod..
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #30
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Not advocating speed..but with a STB at speed on off ramp with a Charger on your butt, then you leave him in dust as you are able to take the turn WAYYYy better, with control and not a hint of car getting away from you/ front or rear end stable...is satisfying to say the least.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #31
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Will this fit with an edelbrock supercharger installed?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #32
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If you look at the race teams in Grand Am and World Challenge running Camaro's, some use them and some don't. That's not a direct answer per se, but a brace will definitely add 6 to 8 lbs of weight to the front end. And when you're trying to lose weight on our fat Camaro's, everything helps.
That is why I took off my engine cover, swap the weight.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #33
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nope not needed. But I definitely noticed a difference in handling with the soft V6 suspension.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #34
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yes, it fits with the E-Force (2" plus to spare). I have a vert with the stock brace and EF.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #35
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I have the SLP hood and I'm wondering if it fit with a Edelbrock supercharger...
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:04 AM   #36
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Dave did you decide to ditch your engine cover or did the brace prevent you from putting it back on?

I'm only curious, I dumped my engine cover the day I bought my car.
I ditched the engine cover and also the intake manifold "silencer." I swear that thing has gotta hold in heat. In the picture there I still had it on, but that thing has Styrofoam like stuff under it prolly almost an inch thick. Gotta remove the fuel rails to pull it, but I don't need covers.

the maggie 2300s fit under there as well (future mod)
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #37
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I just got my BMR brace installed and I looks awesome.. Great mod..
Thanks for the feedback!

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Will this fit with an edelbrock supercharger installed?
Any of our BMR strut tower brace should work with an Edelbrock supercharger. Here is a couple of pictures of a Camaro that has both a Edelbrock supercharger and one of our BMR strut tower braces installed.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #38
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I doubt it helps the average driver,but it sure looks nice . Especially when you polish the center part.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #39
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Added a BMR brace on my Camaro and like it both cosmetic and performance.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #40
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Looks...performance improvement TBD

Had to use the TPIS adapter kit for this to work on my 2010, but it I like it.

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