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Old 12-22-2013, 11:26 AM   #26
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Congrats on the Strut Bar

I got mine from GmPartsDirect as well !


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Old 12-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #27
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I I'd that and zl1 sway bars and lowerin springs at the same. Def a good lookin mod. I had mine powder coated black.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #28
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Awesome!! Thank you so much for posting this. Funny how the bracket kit is just as much as the strut tower brace itself. Did you install it yourself, or is this a, "leave it to the pros" kind of mod?
I would suggest to leave to a Pro. My mechanic was very surprised when he drilled the towers to install my Hotchkis. You need a very high quality air drill to do the job.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:29 PM   #29
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Technically that would be the convertible strut tower bar, as it was on the vert before the 1LE.
Bingo! Got one on my 2012 vert, no flex.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #30
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Just finished installing mine. Can't drive it until spring, but that's one more mod off the list for this winter.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:14 AM   #31
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Just finished installing mine. Can't drive it until spring, but that's one more mod off the list for this winter.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:58 AM   #32
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I just got one inspired by this thread. Thanks OP.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:34 AM   #33
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Silly question. Are any of you installing washers, or anything underneath it to prevent scratching and possible rust in case it that piece would ever shift or move a bit because of vibration? Just wondering if that would scratch the paint off and then be a candidate for rust at those sport..
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:14 AM   #34
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Silly question. Are any of you installing washers, or anything underneath it to prevent scratching and possible rust in case it that piece would ever shift or move a bit because of vibration? Just wondering if that would scratch the paint off and then be a candidate for rust at those sport..
I considered doing that to protect the paint, but decided its not going anywhere, it's a $185 part, so I'll leave it on the car if I sell it - no one will see under it.

Hint: If you hit it with a little Mothers Polish, it'll shine like, well, polished aluminum!

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Old 11-23-2014, 10:20 AM   #35
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If anyone is interested I have a brand new in the box GM 1LE strut tower brace for $125 shipped anywhere in the U.S., pm if interested.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #36
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There is enough flex to require a strut brace. A V8 with a lot of torque can twist a frame pretty quickly.
All Camaro convertibles come with one. Even the V6 models. I don't think its there fore the V8's torque... Its to stiffen the chassis to reduce cowl shake and improve handling because of the loss of a major structural component (the roof)...
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:51 PM   #37
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If anyone is interested I have a brand new in the box GM 1LE strut tower brace for $125 shipped anywhere in the U.S., pm if interested.
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