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    Charger-Challenger Billet Strut Tower Brace

    I meet Scoot today and look what I got. (California Classics & Collectibles, site supporting vendor)
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    I have a SXT 07, with an AFE Stage II CAI and BT catch can.


    Plenty of space on both sides.













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    > Looks good>
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    One problem with the OEM SRT8 Hood. Iíll need to shave the underhood pad>>
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    I know, the car is dirty but, this morning was raining.

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    How much was the brace, if you don't mind?

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    There is a group buy rigth now, $ 294.95 and free shipping. Read carefully all posts.

    http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=199625
    Last edited by Dchavez; 01-24-2010 at 01:58 AM. Reason: $ by %

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    Dchavez,
    How tuff was install. Any alignment issues. Do you need a tourqe wrench to complete. any info will help. Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowiesrt8 View Post
    Dchavez,
    How tuff was install. Any alignment issues. Do you need a tourqe wrench to complete. any info will help. Thanks...
    Very easy to install, the only difficult part is making two holes on the rear support bar. You need a torque wrench, 30 ft-lbs for the nuts on the strut mounts and 35 for the rear mount bolts.>>
    I didnít finish with the installation; I have an OEM SRT hood and need to be shaved.>>

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    TJ, maybe we can order ours together, not sure if that would help on duties and shipping? let me know

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    You have to drill the back support bolts? What are you drilling into (what part of the car)???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dchavez View Post
    Very easy to install, the only difficult part is making two holes on the rear support bar. You need a torque wrench, 30 ft-lbs for the nuts on the strut mounts and 35 for the rear mount bolts.>>
    I didnít finish with the installation; I have an OEM SRT hood and need to be shaved.>>

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    1} I really like your car. Nice job on it in general. Classy.

    2} The reason this product needs alteration of an SRT hood/pad is because it projects too far forward. Most strut-braces for our cars are designed to even be compatible with the 5.7L Hemi engine cover, and replace the existing cross-member. The tuck back further, absolutely not in the way.

    3} While yours is very nice, I'd encourage folks to look at the Razor's Edge brace. No drilling required, and tucks in the back nice. There's a detailed how-to here. It's only about $60 more.



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    did the ride become stiffer and bumpier?
    09 CHARGER R/T

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowiesrt8 View Post
    You have to drill the back support bolts? What are you drilling into (what part of the car)???
    you need to drill the rear support bar


    Then mount the rear mount spacer

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    [QUOTE=Anguish;2735546]1} I really like your car. Nice job on it in general. Classy.

    Thank you...


    3} While yours is very nice, I'd encourage folks to look at the Razor's Edge brace. No drilling required, and tucks in the back nice. There's a detailed how-to here. It's only about $60 more.

    That was my other option, I choose to install the Drake because it was a gift from my brother.

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    Forgive the stupid question but what exactly does a Strut Tower Brace do?
    Brandon | 2007 Silver Steel SXT
    In Chanel Vent Visors | Daytona Honeycomb Grille | Custom BT Hood Emblem (Thundercats) | Custom BT Shift Plate | 5% Tinted Rear Windsheild | 15% Tinted Sides | Super White LED Interior | 6000K HIDs in Lows and Fogs | Tinted Tails | Demolded | Debadged | Color Matched Corner Lenses | Flashtech Halos

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    Ohh, Now i get it. Thanks for the great photos!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dchavez View Post
    you need to drill the rear support bar


    Then mount the rear mount spacer

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    In theroy it 'ties' the front end in for less chasis flex under hard turning and overall better control. Some people get them just for the looks. Not all have been made to do the first part, some are quick jobs that are mainly for the looks. I don't know the history on DRAKE performance (this Mfg.). Mopar has one out as does Richard Petty Racing (for a few more options).

    Quote Originally Posted by bwhite220 View Post
    Forgive the stupid question but what exactly does a Strut Tower Brace do?

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