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Old 24 Jan 2004, 05:18 pm
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Does anyone have the BTG shock tower brace? Does it make a difference to the stock suspension? Is it worth buying? Finally, is it easy to install?
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Old 24 Jan 2004, 05:28 pm
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Don't have BTG, but have a strut brace. Easy to put on - BUT DON'T OVER-TIGHTEN STRUT TOWER NUTS. They don't take much to snap off.
What it does is make the steering crisper.[?]
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CHROMEDCRUISER, let me see, I believe there have been a few discussions on the BTG strut tower brace...

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...ut,tower,brace

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the bolts snap that easy??
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the bolts snap that easy??
I read several posts of people snapping the bolts. I stripped a nut, put on another - they're only about 1/4" in diameter.
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1/4 thats why its easy to snap them !!
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also the bolts that came with the btg strut bar are now rusting, the bar looks great, and "I" think it works, and it was an easy install..

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the bolts snap that easy??
As QSD said, they break easily if you try to torque them to full specs right away. Torque the nuts in stages, 10-15-20 and finally 25ft-lbs. Some have been successful in replacing the broken bolt, while others had to buy the entire top plate.
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Torque the nuts in stages, 10-15-20 and finally 25ft-lbs.
That's the proper way to torque, always torque in stages and when required in the proper pattern, i.e. head bolts, oil pans, etc.
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I know this may be a silly question, but how do I know how much torque I'm putting on the bolts? Is there some sort of special meter or tools that I need? I'm not real saavy on tools and such.
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