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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Strut Tower Brace install in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I received my strut tower brace today and installed it in about 15 minutes. Perfect fit with no clearance issues ...
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    Strut Tower Brace install

    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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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    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?

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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    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=p398 4.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

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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    all i wanted to hear lol, im trying to find it on rockauto

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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    Good luck with that

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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS
    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.

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    Depends how you drive. Hard then yes you'll notice it. That win my v front bar made a big difference.

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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    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
    air hammer can solve that lol. if not weve got torch and welder lol

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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    Chain saw?
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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    Re: Strut Tower Brace install

    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.

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