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    04 CTS strut tower braces?

    well, I just got my car last monday and already started modding it

    so far I ordered low beam and fog light HIDs, tint, FE4 shocks and springs, CTS-V sways, UUC rotors, hawk pads, SS brake lines and CTS-V bumper.

    what Im wondering, what are people using for a 04 CTS base ( luxury, no sport ) for stb's

    do CTS-V STB's work?

    thank you in advance

    next are 18's and tires ( I wont go bigger than 18's whereas I auto-x )

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    no one has a answer?

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    alright.
    the cts-V strut tower bace (stb) will not work on your non V cts


    there was a sport edition cts in 06 and 07 that had a STB that will work IF and only IF your 04 has the ridge under the hood to clear the STB.

    try to search the forum for the part number, if I find it i will post it up again.

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    My good buddy Kael is right. There will be a notch in the hood liner towards the back if the 06 or 07 STB will work. My 04 had the notch but I have a VERY late 04.

    The 06 to 07 V STB will work also as it is the same as the the sport one. Basically an LS2 STB will work but not an LS6 one.

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    Nick, can you by any chance take ap picture of this so called "notch" under the hood?

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    Im pretty forgetful but I will try. LOL!

    How about you take a pic of yours and I will tell you if it will work?

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    lol, I guess we are both forgetful but I will also try

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    Here's a picture of my 04 WITHOUT the groove/notch/indentation they're talking about. If your car is a late 04 then you'll have about a 3 inch groove that runs across about where the red line is at. Hope that helps.

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    sweet, I have that groove, thank you very much!

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    I will sell you my stb off my car for $120 plus shipping if you cant find one anywhere else.

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    do they make an aftermarket STB that will fit if you dont have that groove ?

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    Quote Originally Posted by whosyadadie02 View Post
    do they make an aftermarket STB that will fit if you dont have that groove ?

    If you have an 07, you have it.

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    Quote Originally Posted by nickc50310 View Post
    If you have an 07, you have it.
    all 07's have the groove or just the sport model ?

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    All!

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    Re: 04 CTS strut tower braces?

    i just went out and looked under the hood, i dont rlly see any groove but i dont rlly have anything to compare it to lol ... any1 got a pic of what it SHOULD look like off hand ?

    will i see any kind of significient handleing difference with the stock suspension?

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