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Old 03-30-2020, 07:01 PM   #1
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Strut Tower Brace and Whipple 2.9 Question??

Is there a strut tower brace that works with the whipple 2.9L? I have the BMR brace on my '13 Camaro SS but now it doesn't fit with the supercharger being installed. I can use spacers to raise the brace up some but I'm concerned about the integrity of the brace if I do that. Also, does it make that big of a difference not having a brace?
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:45 PM   #2
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I have the hotchkis brace on mine (2011 SS)...fits w/ whipple, no issues. It was on my car when I bought it, but from what I hear, it's really not all that necessary...the kind of mod you buy when you've run out of other things to buy.
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:42 PM   #3
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I have the hotchkis brace on mine (2011 SS)...fits w/ whipple, no issues. It was on my car when I bought it, but from what I hear, it's really not all that necessary...the kind of mod you buy when you've run out of other things to buy.
Thanks....I'll check out the Hotchkis!!
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:44 PM   #4
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I have the stock 1LE brace on mine, fits without issue. I might just leave it off, after adding all that weight of the SC...
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:32 PM   #5
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I have the hotchkis brace on mine (2011 SS)...fits w/ whipple, no issues. It was on my car when I bought it, but from what I hear, it's really not all that necessary...the kind of mod you buy when you've run out of other things to buy.
Can you post a pic of your brace so I can see how it fits over the supercharger?
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:20 AM   #6
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This may be an option, but not sure if your Whipple will fit. This is a Halo Supercar strut tower brace. You would have to contact them to see if there is enough clearance.
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:28 AM   #7
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I have a GM 1LE brace and it clears my Magnuson Heartbeat wih plenty of room; maybe get the GM one and sell yours?
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Old 04-08-2020, 08:23 PM   #8
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This may be an option, but not sure if your Whipple will fit. This is a Halo Supercar strut tower brace. You would have to contact them to see if there is enough clearance.
That's the sweetest engine bay I've ever seen!! Immaculate!!
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:31 PM   #10
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I’ve got a vert and the stock brace clears the Whipple without an issue.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:39 PM   #11
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Brace isn't needed.
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:17 PM   #12
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Old 04-22-2020, 01:19 AM   #13
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I'm running a stock 1LE brace on a 2011 with an Edelbrock E-Force on it. Has a lot of clearance under the brace.
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:15 PM   #14
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Can you post a pic of your brace so I can see how it fits over the supercharger?
sorry, never saw your request...here's a shot (click dropbox link below). Plenty of room. Looks cool, but not sure it actually does anything or is worth the money...if it wasn't on the car when I bought it, I wouldn't bother with it.

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