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Re: Strut tower brace

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Improved handling can work wonders for 'performance' without touching the engine.

#2 - For better 'anti-flex' functionality the strut tower bar should also tie into the firewall. Just look up any 'truss' type bridge or other object. Triangles provide high strength. So triangulating the 'bar' from the towers to the firewall would provide MUCH more strength and rigidity.

(And yes I am an engineer....)

I agree, HOWEVER, there is then the concern of a rigidly attached brace attaching to the firewall, possibly creating a chance of cracking the windshield, due to "fore/aft" flex.

I had a '96 Camaro for 19 years, and I added a 3 point STB to the car when it was a couple of years old. Although I didn't have it happen, I read on a couple of the forums where there were reports of cracked windshields,,,

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Re: Strut tower brace

Looks kinda like putting a hinge on a door to keep it closed.
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Strut tower brace

The WKtoo is very rigid to begin with there'd be almost no chance there'd be any associated damage from stiffening up the front skeleton. I absolutely knew of a Camaro that cracked it's windshield running a front brace and a 6 point but it was earlier '90 Z28 and they where wet noodles to begin with. 11 second noodles but you could see the roof wrinkle with just a 4 point.
I actually hope and think a good strong front bar would keep the tires more in touch in a noticeable way. My problem is at $500 or so make it shiny and the SRT8 crowd might love another bolt on but I might not even jump up and down at half that even though I throw mine into every turn. it's still a giant brick.


Please put me on the list as ready and willing though, just in case.
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Re: Strut tower brace

Did this strut bar from Black Ops actually happen?

I checked their website, 5 pages of WK2 stuff....no luck:

https://www.blackopsautoworks.com/co...ar_2014?page=1
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Re: Strut tower brace

Found this but no other info....

https://www.blackopsautoworks.com/bl...tower-bar-peek
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Re: Strut tower brace

Enrique's first run came out nice.

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Who's Enrique?
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Enrique Ricky Roman, member of many Mopar groups , Has a RIPP Durango. No one was making one so he designed one and is making them in batches of 10. Good guy.. No BS.
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Cool...invite him here! I may want one!
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Cool...invite him here! I may want one!


Hi All. Yes I make a Strut Bar for the Durango which I never thought should fit the JC WK2 body. I am trying to find someone locally to test fit it. While im checking how many would be interested in buying one? I will keep you posted.

If you want you can email me at rickyroman3rd@hotmail.com I can send you photos of some others who have bought the Strut bar.


Also thanks Mike for letting others know
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Enrique's first run came out nice.

That one actually looks like it'd provide some additional strength. The first one posted would do absolutely nothing with the pivot points at the top of the towers. No matter how tight you had those adjusting bolts, they'd always give if the bar ever was under load.
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Re: Strut tower brace

So far all who have bought mine has said they felt a difference. Again I'm trying to find a test WK2 to test fit. I will keep all posted
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