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07 GT500 Strut Tower Brace with Trinity TVS Swap????

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  1. OrangeSVT04

    OrangeSVT04 Gone in 24 Hours Established Member

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    Ok so I've got all the parts for my Trinity blower swap and now I'm wondering about strut tower brace fitment. Pics I see of 07-09 cars with this blower don't have strut braces- come to think of it, I don't recall seeing one on the 13-14 cars either.

    So far, I've just about gotten the suspension like I want it. I'm a big fan of chassis stiffening and I really don't wanna do without the STB. The stock one on my car is simple and leaves a lot to be desired at least aesthetically if not structurally, and optimally Id like to find a good beefy brace that will work with the upcoming Trinity setup.

    Any of you vets know of something that will work? I see braces by Steeda and one that's been discontinued by FRPP but I have no idea what will work.....I'm assuming the TVS sits a bit higher than the M122 does now. Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. devilish64

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    Most people ditch it because ford ditched it in 13-14 so my thought process was the s197 chassis is already very stiff so mine is hanging on the wall now. It was just one more thing cluttering up my already full engine bay. I wanted a clear view of the supercharger as well
     
  3. RLB01

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    Have a Steeda brace on my 07 with a Trinity blower, it clears by 1/4". Fact, its sets so high the first time you close the hood after installing the Steeda brace you will need to compress the hood insulation to get it to latch.
     
  4. OrangeSVT04

    OrangeSVT04 Gone in 24 Hours Established Member

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    Sounds like a tight fit!
     
  5. OrangeSVT04

    OrangeSVT04 Gone in 24 Hours Established Member

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    Your k member and motor mounts all stock?
     
  6. RLB01

    RLB01 Member Established Member

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    Yes
     
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    fullboogie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yes, it fits. Got it on my '07 with a '13 Trinity.
     
  8. OrangeSVT04

    OrangeSVT04 Gone in 24 Hours Established Member

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    Well cool, sounds like the Steeda brace is my best bet. I was worried that clearing the blower AND the hood would be impossible.
     
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    fullboogie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The stock one fits.
     
  10. HillbillyHotRod

    HillbillyHotRod Hooligan rabble rouser Established Member

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    I don’t have one but when I used it with a VMP I just put a couple washers under the mount points.
     
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    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

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    If you have MM camber plates the Steeda brace will not fit.
     
  12. OrangeSVT04

    OrangeSVT04 Gone in 24 Hours Established Member

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    No camber plates here, and I do like how the Steeda brace's mounting plates connects all four upper strut bolts unlike the stock brace that only catches the inside two on each side.
     

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