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Old 10-02-2009, 03:08 PM
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installed SRT8 brace

and it looks soo much better. im going to redo the paint in the future, it looks orange in the photos because my camera blows, its a fire engine red. but im probably going to powder coat it candy apple in the future.

heres a short walk through.

first before photos.







now to remove the drivers side its 18mm nuts, only about hand tight. just unclip the wiring harness above the nuts and move it out of the way.



for the passenger side, its 18mm again, if you dont want to remove the coolant tank you need an 18mm wrench to reach under it for one of them



comparison between the 2 bars.




this is the engine with no brace



here it is laid in for a test fit


here it is all set in and done
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:10 PM
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

very nice bro!!!! the new one is much thicker on the flat part!!! can you feel a difference?
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

i havent even driven it yet...but ill let you know. i just got done with it, and came inside to cool off.

for anyone looking to do this, or even remove theres just to paint it, i would put this removal and install easier then an oil change. its a simple piece to get to. just need some sockets and a wrench
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

awesome!!!! great write up!
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

I had no idea that they were different between the models. I thought it was a common part. Oh well....
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

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I had no idea that they were different between the models. I thought it was a common part. Oh well....

yeah the SRTs have an un crimped bar, and i thought it was UGLY so i opted out. the dealer charges about $200 for this bar. but i got it on ebay for $75 shipped
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

Very nice and looks 100 times better.
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

I think mine is not flat on the top but I'll check to make sure, Looks nice man, goes very well with all of the other red accents you have going on in your engine bay!!
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

Looks sick Jon!
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

Yeah great mod...and keep us informed on any changes it gave performance/handling wise!! ALSO...where can I find the brace? i can't find it online on eBay!
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Re: installed SRT8 brace

it was a long a shot on ebay been looking for a while, just driving to my dads (about 1/4 mile) i dove into a few turns and it seemed more stable, the body roll was more controlled. ill be driving more tonight to test it a bit more.
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