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post #1 of 6 Old 08-03-2014, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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specifics on front strut brace

I did a quick search of posts but chose to start a new one. I am looking for a specific brand name & vendor for a brace; V8 2014 SS non-turbo.

#1- need the screws to come with it, should be 3 for each side
#2 -needs to fit around the hood open arm (left side)
#3 -needs to be installable without touching or disconnecting the struts themselves
#4 -needs to be 2 point attachment, not 4

first hand experience would be good, I just want to buy it, it fits, then I screw it on, NO hassles. EXAMPLE: comments on Summit webpage say it came scratched & NO screws. that is unacceptable
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thanks for all your help ! I ordered the brace from GMdirect, on sale for about $108, plus 25 ship. Appreciate the torque specs too. Neither the GM website nor the catalog in adobe is very good for searching. "Strut brace" and "air filter" turn up NO results, but "strut tower brace" does match with the item.


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Seems like it's hit or miss if you get bolts with it. Did you order bolts with it, or did it say they come with it? I bought one a about 6-8 months ago and it didn't come with bolts. I ended up getting them locally, way cheaper than buying the factory bolts.

They are M8 x 1.25, 30mm long.


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OK got the GM strut brace quickly by UPS and installed today. Five minute job but I don't think I got to 16 lbs on the torque wrench. It felt like I would snap a bolt I went any farther. The bolts did come with it.

It does drive a little better; prior to install, on hard acceleration the torque seemed to actually turn the body a little near high RPM, right before the shift point. Now it doesn't.


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