Strut Tower Brace
This is a discussion on Strut Tower Brace within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I just ordered a Strut Tower Brace for my '02 Formula and is there anything I should know to install ...
12-08-2013, 06:06 AM #1
Strut Tower Brace
I just ordered a Strut Tower Brace for my '02 Formula and is there anything I should know to install it?
12-08-2013, 06:30 AM #2
This is a very simple install. Just remove the appropriate nuts and set the brace in position. You will want to ensure you set it down over the studs on both sides at the same time so it doesn't get wedged on one side or the other. Watch for wiring that might get pinched underneath and tighten down the nuts.Blackwing Lid, SFCs, Y-pipe, LM2, Frost Tune, Corvette N73 Magnesium Wheels, 4th Circle Designs Stripe and Overlay kit
12-08-2013, 07:13 AM #3
Is there any possibility of the struts moving when I remove the nuts?
Is there any amount of torque I should tighten the nuts to after the bar is installed?
12-08-2013, 08:48 AM #4
I would not sughest driving the car with only half the nuts on the struts, but other than that, you should not have any problems. I have pulled and re-installed mine numerous times with no ill effects. As far as torque goes, there is a magic number, but I just get it good and tight.
12-09-2013, 02:06 PM #5
I just received the Strut Tower Brace in the mail, I haven't removed the protective bubble wrap from the bar yet but I held the bar on top of the nuts where it will go and it seems I won't be able to remove the oil cap if I bolt it on. Can I turn the oil cap fill pipe so it angles away from the bar?
12-09-2013, 02:54 PM #6
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It is a ten minute install with nothing that can go wrong, you can't mess it up even if you tried.My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k
12-09-2013, 05:32 PM #7
The oil cap won't be a problem. It sits under a little, that's all. No worries.
12-10-2013, 09:22 AM #8
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