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Shock tower brace install

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:41 am

I just received a shock tower brace that I got off of eBay and I have a question. Do I install the brace between the car body and retainers or do I discard the retainers because there are brackets on the end of the new brace? Thanks......



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Shock tower brace install

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:31 pm

I put the brace on this morning and left the old retainers off since all the brace is, is a metal bar with retainers welded to the ends as brackets.



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Postby MAD MARK » Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:43 pm

So your the one who won the auction..How much did it finally go for?

I kept the retainers on top of the brace and mine is bluit somewhat like yours. Just my personal preference.



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Postby NVMYGTZ » Wed Apr 24, 2002 4:24 pm

Retainers? You lost me, can you go in to detail?
The only extra thing I can think of is a bracket. The one that holds the 2 fuel lines. Thats on the driver side.


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Shock tower brace install

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 24, 2002 5:17 pm

Adam: It says "shock" tower brace. Not strut. Were talking in the back of the trunk. Not under the hood. :) I didn't catch it at first either hehe.



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Postby Guest » Wed Apr 24, 2002 6:31 pm

The auction closed with the price of $46. I'll put the retainers back on like you suggested. Thanks.



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Postby NVMYGTZ » Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:45 pm

Quote (IsaacHayes @ April 24 2002,11:17)
Adam: It says "shock" tower brace. Not strut. Were talking in the back of the trunk. Not under the hood. :) I didn't catch it at first either hehe.

OK that makes makes it a whole lot clearer.


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Postby 4DoorGTZ » Fri Apr 26, 2002 1:27 am

Anyone know the source of that "shock" tower brace? was is once a mantapart unit? custom made? I'd be interested even at a slightly higher price for an unused one.


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Postby RebelGT » Fri Apr 26, 2002 8:51 am

I left my retainers off, they're just a big washer, i don't think they do anything sitting on top of the brace mounts so i just left them off. Again, thats just my preferance.



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Postby MAD MARK » Fri Apr 26, 2002 2:51 pm

I would be willing to make these. I made one for me and they could be recreated in short time. It would be a one peice not welded one though which by my understanding means stronger. Let me know who would want one possibly.



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Postby bonecrrusher » Fri Apr 26, 2002 3:49 pm

hell id be interested.... in a month or two..... have to rebuild my quad 4....... look on the other parts of the board youll find out what happened.......


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Postby 4DoorGTZ » Fri Apr 26, 2002 4:05 pm

Yeah I'd be interested (thats why I asked) only question I have has to do with clearance under the brace. I'm guessing the brace you make would be straight across (for strength) which might put a damper on my sub purchase. Then again I'm still thinking of the little room in the Corsy's trunk and I know the Beretta's is a bit larger.

Keep me posted on these braces :)


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Postby Chris88CL » Fri Apr 26, 2002 5:21 pm

I'd want to see pictures first.  Looks will play a huge role in my decision of whether or not to buy one.

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Postby RebelGT » Fri Apr 26, 2002 7:07 pm

Marks Rear Brace

The silver tubing was added temporaliy, it was replaced with angle iron, but he probally won't make those w/ the brace, or they will be an extra option i would gather.

You can see my brace here....
its a not as snazzy looking as marks, but it does the job  :)






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Postby MAD MARK » Fri Apr 26, 2002 8:07 pm

Go here and then under GTZ/Braces and you can see the back. I have detailed shots and will put them up.

http://photos.yahoo.com/MAD73182

Have to cut and copy. Sorry guys.




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