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Old 29 Jul 2003, 02:10 pm
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I'm thinking of installing a strut tower brace on my '02 PT. Any recommendations?
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Old 29 Jul 2003, 02:39 pm
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Freedom Design Is the best buy for the buck. Not to mention it's Stainless steel ( looks great ) too

http://www.ptuning.com/html/Item-Des...c=PT%20Cruiser
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Got mine from www.raceandstreet.com It comes in yellow but you can paint it any color you like

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The Freedom Design will fit both the automatic and 5-speed without any adjustments (just bolt-in), modifications, or relocation of the clutch reservoir container. Don't let the lower price fool you, it is an excellent tower strut bar.

The Race and Street design is another good one, just need to check if the adjustments and clearances are correct before closing your hood. If it sits too high it may bend your hood. Read this guide at PTDIY: http://www.ptdoityourself.net/ptswaybarguide.html .

PT-Tuning (PTuning is a different company) has a nice design out, http://www.pt-tuning.com/performance...hockBrace.html , but it is (was) recommended if you have a vanity cover, to remove it. If you want to keep the vanity cover, some have added padding and/or grind the spot(s) on the vanity cover where it hits. They may have changed/improved the original design since the last time I visited their shop to add more clearance for the vanity cover, but from what I've seen, the clearances were already tight, especially on a stock hood with the OEM hood blanket and window washer nozzles.

Pro-Felge, http://www.cruisertuning.de/ , also makes a nice strut bar,

but the current exchange rate (euros to dollars) may be a bit high at the moment. Shipping rates are reasonable.

APC strut bar is one to avoid, poor fitting and has clearance and adjustment problems that require modifications to their strut bar.
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