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Old 06-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Strut Tower Brace

I have a 2011 Camaro SS Coupe and want to add the the strut tower brace from GM but noticed (after buying it) that it won't fit 11 SS Coupe. I've seen a thread or 2 with a link to a site (or ebay) where an adapter kit is available. Anyone have that site?
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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I have a 2011 Camaro SS Coupe and want to add the the strut tower brace from GM but noticed (after buying it) that it won't fit 11 SS Coupe. I've seen a thread or 2 with a link to a site (or ebay) where an adapter kit is available. Anyone have that site?
Here you go: http://www.tpis.com/parts/view/267
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, that's what I'm looking for. Have you tried it? What do you think?
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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great kit. works like a champ. i have it on my car and i have a 2010 ls v6
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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Great. Just ordered it. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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Does anyone have a photo with the strut tower brace installed using this adapter kit? Curious to see what it looks like.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:52 PM   #7
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I have a 2011 Camaro SS Coupe and want to add the the strut tower brace from GM but noticed (after buying it) that it won't fit 11 SS Coupe. I've seen a thread or 2 with a link to a site (or ebay) where an adapter kit is available. Anyone have that site?
It won't fit EARLY build '11's.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:33 PM   #8
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It won't fit EARLY build '11's.
Yes it will.... you are OK.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:17 PM   #9
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Install on My 2011 SS. This is a early 2011 Camaro, purchase in 2010
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #10
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #11
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How hard are they to install on 2010
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:43 AM   #12
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You have to know how to operate a drill.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:10 AM   #13
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How hard are they to install on 2010
Do you know how to follow a template and drill 6 holes?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:27 AM   #14
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Do you know how to follow a template and drill 6 holes?
Sure and then some.... so the Strut itself does not have to come out?
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #15
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heres mine. i thought the install was pretty self explanatory. once you get the kit. u will see

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Old 06-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #16
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I should have the kit in a week then it's off to the chrome shop. Once I have it installed I'll post some pics.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:27 PM   #17
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? So you do not have to remove the struts.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #18
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I've always wondered about getting one of these puppys. Does it make the car more rigid/secure? Does it improve handling at all? Or is it mostly looks? I understand where it helps the Convertible just wondering if it has the same effects on the coupe...

Thanks ahead of time guys, don't mean to derail the thread just looking for insight.
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Does it make the car more rigid/secure? Does it improve handling at all? Or is it mostly looks?
I had the 2012 V6 for 18 months, and really love driving the car. We have a stretch of twisty road and speedbumps around the backside of the factory I work at that we call "The Slolom", and all the early shift guys run the slolom on the way in. It's great fun as long as we don't get caught.

Well, I used to run it in my T-Bird, and that car felt like the door handles were scraping the pavement. Then I got the V6 Camaro, and it was STIFF! I could track the slolom and feel exactly when the tires are about to break loose, and only after the car was a year old could I sometimes feel the front end flex.

So a few weeks ago I traded in the LFX for an L99 SS, and now I feel the front end flexing really easy, probably due to the heavier engine. The V6 is a LOT more nimble than the V8. I only had the car 1 week before I ordered a strut tower brace.

So, to be fair, I have not installed mine yet, I just finished painting it, but I will report within a few weeks how it performs.
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I installed mine after work today, and went out to Little Fremont to tear it up a bit, and yes, I can confirm, immeasurable a performance enhancement they may say it is, it's an upgrade you CAN feel. And it feels good!

I blew into a dead end court and slammed into the brakes while turning, then burned out and billowed some glorius smoke, and the front end did not dive like it was doing before. I wonder how long this joy will last before I flex the damn thing into uselessness?

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:25 AM   #23
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I installed mine after work today, and went out to Little Fremont to tear it up a bit, and yes, I can confirm, immeasurable a performance enhancement they may say it is, it's an upgrade you CAN feel. And it feels good!
No one will answer me...... Did you have to remove the stut for install? Or an you drill
And bolt around them.
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No one will answer me...... Did you have to remove the stut for install? Or an you drill
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No you do not remove the Strut. You just work around them.
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