: Strut Tower Brace install



KRSTS
05-06-13, 06:06 PM
I received my strut tower brace today and installed it in about 15 minutes. Perfect fit with no clearance issues with the hood.
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Charles Warren
05-07-13, 05:13 AM
What year did you order that for?

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Nevermind you have an 08 so I assume 08. Hope it fits my 06 v8

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Can you feel a difference?

KRSTS
05-07-13, 12:03 PM
This is the only one I have ever found made specifically for the STS. It fits my 2008 like a glove. I think prior year models may need to have the side engine shrouds cut out?
ww.ebay.com/itm/171034040833?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Supposed to fit 05-11. Yes I do notice a slight difference in handling. It hard to explain but the steering seems more precise

Charles Warren
05-07-13, 02:07 PM
all i wanted to hear lol, im trying to find it on rockauto

KRSTS
05-07-13, 02:37 PM
Good luck with that

1BadCadSTS
05-07-13, 03:17 PM
Will ONLY fit STS models with the 2nd design hood.

Most 05s and 06s will not be able to

You can tell if you can as the hood liner will have a concave section in it where it would make contact with the brace....

CTS NON V gen 2 brace is the SAME part number and will work just fine as well

I did this mod 1st and posted about it a long time ago

B1n2fra
05-07-13, 07:47 PM
Will ONLY fit STS models with the 2nd design hood.

Most 05s and 06s will not be able to

You can tell if you can as the hood liner will have a concave section in it where it would make contact with the brace....

CTS NON V gen 2 brace is the SAME part number and will work just fine as well

I did this mod 1st and posted about it a long time ago

Can you notice any real differences then the cool looking factor.

1BadCadSTS
05-07-13, 07:56 PM
Depends how you drive. Hard then yes you'll notice it. That win my v front bar made a big difference.

Charles Warren
05-11-13, 07:11 AM
Will ONLY fit STS models with the 2nd design hood.

Most 05s and 06s will not be able to

You can tell if you can as the hood liner will have a concave section in it where it would make contact with the brace....

CTS NON V gen 2 brace is the SAME part number and will work just fine as well

I did this mod 1st and posted about it a long time agoair hammer can solve that lol. if not weve got torch and welder lol

dkozloski
05-12-13, 12:07 PM
Chain saw?

Platinum06
05-12-13, 01:01 PM
My 07 had the notched hood liner and cut outs on the side covers but no strut brace.... so i just went ahead and bought.