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This is a discussion on slp strut tower brace within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; alright here is my question, i just ordered an slp stb, got it in the mail today and went to ...

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    slp strut tower brace

    alright here is my question, i just ordered an slp stb, got it in the mail today and went to put in on, and torqued it down just like they insist, and still the damn cheap ass powder coating flaked off near each bolt, WTF, this aint cool, should i call them tommorrow bitch up a storm and insist they take it back and ship me a new one?

    anyone else had this happen to them?

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    i got one off ebay, not SLP, $73, torqued up just fine, works good

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    mine didn't flake at all. Black powder coat right?

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    Sounds like a bad batch of powder coatings, it will only continue flacking....send it back.

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    i just spoke with dave, he gave me the number, im getting a new one

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    cool, did you feel a difference? I heard we don't really need em?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddielb View Post
    cool, did you feel a difference? I heard we don't really need em?
    i put it on late last night and i had to go to work early so i didnt get to drive the car,

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    Do you have to send back the old one...? Or will they cut you a deal if you keep it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe00SS View Post
    Do you have to send back the old one...? Or will they cut you a deal if you keep it?
    i dont know the specifics yet, i have to go home take pics send them thru email and they will talk to the boss in the morning, he told me they will probably just send me a new bar.

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    Good luck dealing with SLP customer service, they will basically tell you to STFU and F O.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post


    Good luck dealing with SLP customer service, they will basically tell you to STFU and F O.



    If you can...get your money back for the part.
    STB's are pretty worthless with the F-Body suspension.

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    i agree they are worthless or what have you, but i am returning my car to stock, so i need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarojunky74 View Post
    i dont know the specifics yet, i have to go home take pics send them thru email and they will talk to the boss in the morning, he told me they will probably just send me a new bar.

    Well if they let you keep it I'll buy it off you and have it powder coated local...keep me in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe00SS View Post
    Well if they let you keep it I'll buy it off you and have it powder coated local...keep me in mind.
    not a prob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post



    If you can...get your money back for the part.
    STB's are pretty worthless with the F-Body suspension.
    they are useless if your only plan is going fast in a line, if u where trying to make a race car for road corse its useful , i know it helped my car the frount end of the car seed to stick to the truns better. my mom even notice a diffrece and she does not drive my car but once every blue moon

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    Powder is not invincible. you are supposed to use a washer under the bolt head to avoid this. you can use a metal washer, but i prefer fiber.

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    Im loving all this controversy over whether or not a STB helps, i noticed a huge difference in mine. cornering feels a little better, but the biggest thing is with normal driving, theres way less vibration from the road. theres some train tracks i drive over twice a day, they used to jar the hell of me, but its not nearly as bad now. it helps little things like that, but it makes the ride much more enjoyable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fury_786 View Post
    Powder is not invincible. you are supposed to use a washer under the bolt head to avoid this. you can use a metal washer, but i prefer fiber.
    definitely not trying to be sarcastic or sound cocky in any way shape or form, but i am a very good tech, and am quite knowledgeable in assembling and installing parts. i used the washer, and it wasnt even if i applied more than 32lbs of torque, right when i started tightening it down with the supplied hardware, it just tore the coating right off,

    slp will be picking up and sending me back a bran new stb. good thing, i had negotiate my way out of paying shipping, lol, they seriously wanted me to ship them the stb, i was all um.... how about no, lol. right me pay another 15 bucks on an already overpriced part,

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    they are useless if your only plan is going fast in a line, if u where trying to make a race car for road corse its useful , i know it helped my car the frount end of the car seed to stick to the truns better. my mom even notice a diffrece and she does not drive my car but once every blue moon
    wrong... still useless on cornering. stiffening the chassis, especially there does nothing to improve handling... the same way putting a rollbar on your car will not make your car faster in corners... yet, you will feel the difference in stiffness... I'v done tests @ the track w/ and w/o the STB and no diffs whatsoever in the times. I mean track, not strip.
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    definitely not trying to be sarcastic or sound cocky in any way shape or form, but i am a very good tech, and am quite knowledgeable in assembling and installing parts. i used the washer, and it wasnt even if i applied more than 32lbs of torque, right when i started tightening it down with the supplied hardware, it just tore the coating right off,
    gotcha man, 99% of people i hear complaining about powder hit it with a hammer, or ran it over, or blew it up and wonder what happened.

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