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hemi.jon 10-02-2009 03:08 PM

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.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3917/1004504b.jpg

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/41/1004506.jpg

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1336/1004500.jpg


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.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1435/1004509y.jpg

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

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1646/1004510d.jpg

comparison between the 2 bars.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1148/1004513.jpg
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6325/1004514.jpg

this is the engine with no brace
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9716/1004516rh.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2412/1004518.jpg

here it is laid in for a test fit
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1264/1004520.jpg

here it is all set in and done
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/600/1004523.jpg

B.P.O.D 10-02-2009 03:10 PM

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

hemi.jon 10-02-2009 03:12 PM

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

B.P.O.D 10-02-2009 03:30 PM

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

sousa 10-02-2009 03:31 PM

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

hemi.jon 10-02-2009 03:33 PM

Re: installed SRT8 brace
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sousa (Post 71252)
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

blackpepper 10-02-2009 03:35 PM

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

5.7Unlimited 10-02-2009 03:46 PM

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!!

hemi.jon 10-02-2009 03:48 PM

Re: installed SRT8 brace
 
thanks!

Matt 10-02-2009 04:54 PM

Re: installed SRT8 brace
 
Looks sick Jon!

08Hemi 10-02-2009 04:59 PM

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!

hemi.jon 10-02-2009 05:12 PM

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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