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Old 02-07-2013, 12:57 PM   #43
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ZL1 brace on my 2012 2LT LFX and the hood closes with no issues.

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #44
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It is very close but it fits.

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Are we all aware that ther are two differant braces from GM? There is the 'vert/1LE and the taller arched ZL-1 . AFAIK,the ZL1 brace will not fit a non-ZL-1 hood.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #45
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It is very close but it fits.

You plan on supercharging in the future?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #46
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BMR 4-Point in Hammertone color, easy install and looks great.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #47
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BMR 4-Point in Hammertone color, easy install and looks great.
The BMR strut tower brace definitely looks good on your car! We appreciate the feedback and the picture.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #48
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Does anyone have a part number fot the GM ZL1 strut brace and any more information on the adaptor kit to make it fit on a 2010 SLP ZL575?

Im really liking the Hotchkis Max Strut Tower Brace and this may be a stupid question but am I going to have to get a front end alignment done again after doing the install?

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #49
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Does anyone have a part number fot the GM ZL1 strut brace and any more information on the adaptor kit to make it fit on a 2010 SLP ZL575?

Im really liking the Hotchkis Max Strut Tower Brace and this may be a stupid question but am I going to have to get a front end alignment done again after doing the install?
Well,the ZL-1 brace is # 22863503.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #50
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Just put the 1LE strut bar on. Unfortunately this piece of hardware requires a lot of work to make it look nice. Pretty much looked like something that was more at home on my truck, the bottom of it. The casting is rough probably because they use a sand-type mold, which didn't bother me as much as the seams left by the mold. It is not a very clean part.

I used my grinder and cleaned up all the edges until they were smooth. I left the rough cast since it would require more work than I was willing to give it. I sanded down the bar to remove the fine ridges left during its manufacture.

I decided to paint the bar carbon flash metallic to match the other parts on the car, and painted the bracket using the paint using truck bed liner. I like using that stuff because it's tougher than regular paint and it dries with a slight roughness to it. The finish is about the same as what you have on the oil pan. Since my CAI is kind of a hammered finish, this match pretty well.

I picked up the bolts for it from Ace HW since the price of GM bolts was 4 times. I bought some black hot toppers to hide their silver heads. (Only shown on the right side.)

The close up of the bar was before I hit it with the polisher. It's like a mirror now after a few passes of machine polish.



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Old 02-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #51
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The BMR strut tower brace definitely looks good on your car! We appreciate the feedback and the picture.
Do you make a brace that fits in place of the stock bar?
(My car has the bosses for the factory brace.)
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #52
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Should I be concerned that my convertible doesn't have one?
It should have one. It's standard on the convertible.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #53
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Do you make a brace that fits in place of the stock bar?
(My car has the bosses for the factory brace.)
We definitely have a BMR strut tower brace that will work for you. Our STB017 will be the strut tower brace for you since you have the threaded bolt holes in the shock tower already. Here is a picture of our STB017 whihc is available in red or black hammertone powdercoat.



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Old 02-23-2013, 11:36 PM   #54
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Hotchkis works too, especially if you go SC

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:40 PM   #55
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So, I bought a GM strut bar brace and forgot to order the bolts to with it. Can anyone tell the correct size needed ? If my research is correct this should be the correct bolt size, Bolt M8 x (1.25mm) x 40mm
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #56
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BMR STB016

Does the BMR STB016 strut tower brace fit 2010 Camaro 2SSRS with Magnusson Supercharger? I saw the Hotchkis on one above...is that the only choice out there? Thanks
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