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SHOCK TOWER BRACE FOR V6's

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    SHOCK TOWER BRACE FOR V6's

    Does anybody know of a brand of shock tower brace that will fit the 4th gen V6 cars? Why do most companies say they only fit V8's? Are the V6's taller? wider? weirder?
    Thanks alot.

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    Hotchkins, SLP, and BMR all make Strut Tower Braces for your 6.
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    Which brand are you using? any fitment issues? who do you recommend?
    BTW your nitrous times are right on par with a stock LT!

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    I haven't tied into suspension upgrades for now, so I can't say anything first hand about fitment issues. I do know that alot of V6 guys seem to like the BMR strut braces though. But I'm sure all would be a good choice, just depends on what style/cost you want to go with.


    Quote Originally Posted by redz
    BTW your nitrous times are right on par with a stock LT!

    Thanks, I go to the track with my buddy who has a 97 WS6, with a hooker catback and a computer tune, and his best run is a 14.4XX to my 14.5. I just can't wait to get rid of the 3.08's and the open diff to really help my times!!

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    I ran hotchkis for a long time

    Typically the SS/ WS6 and V6 are the same
    And then there is the non SS/WS6 and any V8
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    on 98+ they are the exact same thing V-6/V-8. Purchase the one of your liking, they all fit in those year ranges. -Tim

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    shock tower brace

    Tim,
    Thanks for the replay. Don't intend to offend, but how sure are you that V6/V8 makes no difference in the 98+ F-cars in relation to manufacturer of shock tower brace? Reason I ask is 93-97's are NOT interchangeable. Something about that earlier V6.
    Thanks alot

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    Ahhh, my bad. The difference is the suspension setup. Maybe a different Strut Plate. Sorry about that. -Tim

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    what do you mean 'suspension set up'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12secondv6
    I ran hotchkis for a long time

    Typically the SS/ WS6 and V6 are the same
    And then there is the non SS/WS6 and any V8
    See my reply

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    Okay, I found out from Spohn.net that the V6's sit higher/closer to the hood than the V8's.

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