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    Need some sources for tower braces "shock tower braces"

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    BMR, Pedders, and I believe Whiteline.

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    Only go with BMR if you have your mind set on having one of these. Your hood blanket will thank you.
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    And if you do go with BMR once it goes in your not gonna want to take it back out. Pain in the balls
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    They're more for looks they don't do anything with the structure of the vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty View Post
    They're more for looks they don't do anything with the structure of the vehicle.
    not true but believe what you wish.

    I'll admit its not as good as it could be - IE in a perfect world they would be triangulated to the firewall in the middle of the rail. Failing that - they are indeed helpful to the car's rigidity.

    I will say they are really only useful for someone that has upgraded their swaybars - or changed springs and shocks. Conversly it is probably also good for anyone with the sunroof option as their chassis has less torsional rigidity.
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    Maybe the one's that go from tower to tower. The BMR brace is connected to the little stud where you put your catch can. There's no support there.

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    Whiteline sells some quick release clamps for their strut tower brace. This would probably help if you ever need to do any work that requires you to remove the intake manifold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewski View Post
    Need some sources for tower braces "shock tower braces"
    Evilbay "KSB637" just under $200 with free shipping

    Whiteline Strut Tower Braces - KSB637
    FREE Shipping - Authorized Dealer - US-Based Support
    eBay item number:161127467813
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty View Post
    Maybe the one's that go from tower to tower. The BMR brace is connected to the little stud where you put your catch can. There's no support there.
    true I should have said from the options available the whiteline is the best.
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