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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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after some new nuts and washers form Ace Hardware its on.
Not a night and day difference but a slight one.
Kinda wish I had gone with the UR one as I plan to buy more of there braces in the future.
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after some new nuts and washers form Ace Hardware its on.
Not a night and day difference but a slight one.
Kinda wish I had gone with the UR one as I plan to buy more of there braces in the future.
Hate to ask but how do you replace the bolts with longer ones? I assume that you dont need to drop the whole strut assembly but have never had to do this. Thank you in advance.
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Hate to ask but how do you replace the bolts with longer ones? I assume that you dont need to drop the whole strut assembly but have never had to do this. Thank you in advance.
You don't need longer studs, you need different nuts. The factory ones are not threaded all the way through

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Here's what the stock nuts look like. You can see the dead space where there are no threads


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That is correct better nuts were needed ans should come with the bar but didn't.

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Yesterday my Speedline STB arrived. All hardware required for the install is included.

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Tried to install the bar, but unfortunately the nuts are smaller size.... M7 compared to stock M10... that's ridiculous
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Hard to tell in the photos. How well does the bar fit over the welded tabs on the top of the strut tower?
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Hard to tell in the photos. How well does the bar fit over the welded tabs on the top of the strut tower?
Look at my photo. Thick washers are included for rising the mounting position. It fits really well.
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