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Old 09-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #18
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not needed but I LIKE IT. i heard it does stiffen the front end a little bit. but not something thats really noticeable

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #19
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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.
It'll fit over the cover, but I ditched mine as well. I'd rather see the actual engine, even though it's a bit messy looking with all that wiring.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #20
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If you are going to be attacking corners then yes. I've always added a strut tower brace along with sub frame connectors,sway bars, and suspension so I've never really found out for myself how effective the tower brace is on its own but it certainly isn't a waste of money to have one. Your car is going to flex when you carry plenty of speed into a turn and you'll want as much precision as you can get.

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The V6 has 50/50 weight distribution so I don't think its needed.
50/50 weight distribution really doesn't come into play too much on whether or not to do a strut tower brace. I generally recommend a strut tower brace for anyone looking into doing any kind of handling oriented racing or someone who drives their car very spiritedly around the corners. The strut tower brace's main purpose is to keep the shock towers/front chassis from flexing.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:01 AM   #21
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Does anyone make a tower brace that fits the factory holes?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #22
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Yes, the factory strut tower brace fits there
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #23
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I meant aftermarket
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #24
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GM designed the towers to flex during hard turns giving some dynamic camber but I think it improves road feel and adds 5hp in coolness
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:01 PM   #25
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Needed or Not I'm putting one in!!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:13 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, 01:51 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, 04:24 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, 10:08 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, 11:03 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, 05:35 PM   #31
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Will this fit with an edelbrock supercharger installed?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:52 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, 08:40 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, 08:41 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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