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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:00 pm    Post subject:  Strut Tower Braces Reply with quote

Hey Guys, I'm looking to upgrade the handling on my Impala. I figure a strut tower brace will probably be the best bang for the buck mod I can do. I've been looking at the BMR, ZZP, and the STB from GM Performance Parts. Are the STBs from BMR and ZZP worth the extra money over the GM one? As of now, I'm leaning towards the ZZP bar. I just wanted to get some thoughts/opinions from any members that have experience with these products.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Welcome to the site.....I only have the front stb and did notice quite a difference. impo I don't think one is better than the other. I have the GM one. I got mine from ZSPOT for a good price, you mite want to slip him a PM he is a sponsor here. I would think any dealer that had one in stock would like to move it.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The ZZP ones have been known to be a nightmare for some people. Sometimes they just plain don't fit from ZZP. Your money is better spent on aluminum brackets (PM me for more info on those) and the GM STBs.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Definitely good bang for your buck on the OEM/GMPP braces and a couple of aluminum brackets for easy mounting in the rear.

Some people have bought the more expensive BMR braces but I haven't heard that the extra cost equals extra performance.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The GM ones work fine. While they are available from GM dealers, I see them on Impalas, & Montes in the boneyard all the time for $9 with all the mounting hardware. They seem to come on many 2000-2003 cars, & very few 2004-2005 cars. Also on Buick Regals. From what I've seen in the bone yard, there are 2 different styles. 3400 motor, & 3800 motor. When you order them from GM, you get the 3800 style. If you install one in the rear, that really helps. The Don Rome brackets makes installation a snap w/o drilling any holes. GARY

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
The ZZP ones have been known to be a nightmare for some people. Sometimes they just plain don't fit from ZZP. Your money is better spent on aluminum brackets (PM me for more info on those) and the GM STBs.



I agree. This is what I have and they work just fine.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have a gm strut bar and the fender braces if your interested. Forr saleee pm me

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i agree bout goin w/ the GM bar ...

i also bought brackets so i wouldnt have to drill into the fender
make it look lil better too ...

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