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Old 09 Oct 2004, 06:10 am
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I installed the BTG strut tower brace the other day. I noticed that the bar touches this
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Will this pose a problem since the engine heat makes the tower bar hot? I already removed the back end of the weatherstripping in the hood (Cowl Induction).


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Old 09 Oct 2004, 09:24 am
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Will this pose a problem since the engine heat makes the tower bar hot? I already removed the back end of the weatherstripping in the hood (Cowl Induction).
Shouldn't cause a problem, from a heat perspective. I'm not sure, but I think thats just a vacuum line. I have about 3/8" clearance over mine. Check to make sure the line is seated all the way.

What kind of Cowl Induction hood do you have, or is it just the weather stripping removed to provide a Cowl Induction effect??

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Old 09 Oct 2004, 01:34 pm
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Just removed the weather stripping.
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That feeds the evaporative emissions system. Darn government. But yes, check to make sure it is seated and also check it periodically to make sure it is not rubbing through because you engine will flex and move back and forth. What you could due is trim and 1/8 th inch off of the elbow where it connects to the intake manifold and put it back on. That should give you just the right amount and put your mind at ease.
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When I installed my strut brace it was bowed in the center and really interfered with the vacuum elbow. I took the brace off and bent it in the opposite direction until it was straight. This isn't that hard to do as the Aluminum bends pretty easily. After that no problem. I've seen others that are bowed up and rub on the hood insulation. Wears off the coating on the brace and makes it look tarnished. I suspect they all are a little out of true but some are worse than others. CJJ
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I have 1/8 inch clerance to the vacuum line elbow, but my cruise control cable housing touches on the bottom of the strut brace. Doesn't look like a problem.
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feel any difference with the strut bar?
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After I installed mine, I noticed that it was a little stiffer handling, but not so much that it affected my driving.
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feel any difference with the strut bar?
YES! Alot stiffer! Very bumpy ride just getting up on the driveway. But I like it. My Eibach anti sway bars should be coming in on Thursday, so I should be able to install it by then.
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I had to remove the BTG strut brace and loosen up the mounting braces so I can put in the chrome strut brace screw covers on. When I tightened everything back up and put on the BTG strut brace, there is a hairline clearance. That is actually the lowest point of the brace, since the brace is curved. The rest of the vacuum line has plenty of clearance from the brace.
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