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ddenton749
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posted 04-19-2005 10:17 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone installed or does anyone know about those rear shock tower braces? Where do they install? Are they worth the effort? Will they work on a convertible?

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ddenton749
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posted 04-20-2005 01:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look at this:

1979-2004 Mustang SMR-BAR - Rear Strut Tower Brace

on:

http://www.blueovalindustries.com/subframes.htm

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posted 04-20-2005 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like a bolt in deal to me.
Convert should not matter.
I don't see why youwould need one unless you plan on doing some serious road racing.
We don't have one in either of our Fox cars.

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Alex Denysenko
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ddenton749
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posted 04-20-2005 01:16 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I installed subframe connectors, a strut tower brace and a lower chassis brace. They really stiffened up the chassis. The car feels more like my Explorer. I was just wondering if it is worth spending $85 on this rear brace.

The goal here is to make the car handle like it's on rails. Next is springs, struts and rear control arms.

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-20-2005 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess that I can see it enhancing the handling characteristics by more stiffening.

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Alex Denysenko
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