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Old 01-26-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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strut tower brace

would like a tad bit of help please, i am about to add some power to my 04 and i also would like a stut tower brace since i have a vert. I have been having touble finding one that will clear a cai, i want the jlt hight boost one that i can color match, if anyone has any info on this or what can clear what i will love you haha, plus dont really wanna drill into my paint also, the slp strut tower brace looks sweet so if anyone has that post pics please. thanks guy!!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Some tips for you...

1. If you are adding power, you should consider strengthening the chassis AND adding a bolt-in roll bar. Autopower makes a really nice bar that will protect you when properly installed plus it will strengthen the chassis/unibody.
2. A set of subframe connectors (like Maximum Motorsports full length) will do more to stiffen the chassis than a strut tower brace will.
3. Maximum Motorsports also makes a STB for your car. I don't know if it will clear the CAI you are looking at but give them a call and ask.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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I have a 2003 cobra vert and it has the maximum motorsports subframe connectors and the maximum motorsports strut tower brace. The subframe connectors are awesome and i noticed a difference just pulling out of Prodyno's parking lot the day they installed them for me. They make the car much more ridgid. I am running a C&L cold air intake with my strut tower brace and have no issues. Good luck and there are many companys out threre but, I highly suggest Maximum motorsports.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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Again, I have a 2003 Cobra Convertible. The MM full length subframe connectors are your best buy for stability. I had the MM 4pt shock tower brace with a Whipple and JLT cold air without too many problems. Removal of the CAI will be a bit of a hassle at times. I currently have a MM 4 pt. shock tower brace in really great condition for sale if you are interested. It is black.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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Just for you info..
The three point that attaches to the firewall, be advised, will transmit some noise into the cabin as will I believe the sub frame connectors.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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Doing FLSBFC's are a must, especially if you're a vert. MM makes some quality ones that fit almost everyone's budget. If your budget is larger, then look at the Stifflers or Kenny Brown options...
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