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Ford Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace (05-14 GT, V6)

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  • MPN# AR3Z-16A200-A

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Features & Details

  • Original Equipment on the BOSS 302
  • Improves Handling
  • Reduces Suspension Flex
  • Silver Powder-Coated Finish
  • Clears Boss 302 Intake
  • Fits 2005-2014 V6, GT, Bullitt and Boss Models
Improves Handling, Reduces Flex. Reduce unwanted chassis flex and improve the handling of your S197 Mustang by installing a genuine Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace. This is that same exact strut tower brace that is featured as standard equipment on the limited edition Boss 302 Mustang.

Clean Underhood Styling. Not only does this Boss 302 strut tower brace stiffen your Mustangs chassis for greatly improved handling, but it is completed in a bright Silver powder-coated finish for impressive clean underhood styling.

Easy Bolt-on Installation. This Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace is a simple bolt-on upgrade that clears the taller Boss 302 intake manifold and is easily installed with basic hand tools.

Application. This genuine Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace is designed to fit the 2005 to 2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt and Boss 302 models. Does not fit Shelby GT500.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Strut Tower Brace
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Does not include hardware. The brace may press into the hood insulation on 05-09 Mustangs. May require slight modification in some cases

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Your missing out if you dont have this

After installing my brothers sub-par tower brace i decided to get the ford, for the factory look and hoping more superior quality. I was not wrong, it took me 10 minutes in my drive way with zero problems. ...

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5/5
Boss strut tower brace

Definitely sturdier in turns, onramps that used to have to be taken at 45 now at 60 with significantly less body roll.

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Will it fit a 07 V6 with plenum cover? I heard that this will fit a V6 with a plenum cover, I'm really interested in this strut tower brace if this is valid.

Stang23a

  • The brace clears my Edelbrock supercharger and coil covers without touching, and should easily fit over your plenum cover.

    P51DRIVER

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My 2013 GT 5.0 comes with a factory strut tower brace, is this one any better??

Nealstang22

  • Nope! Just more clearance, which you do not need unless you go to the Boss intake. Hunter 1

    Hunter1

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Whipple clearance Will this clear the whipple sc?

RMM1982

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Will this fit with the Cervini Ram air hoods?

MustangJam

  • It should fit, unless the ram-air channel takes up the space between the intake manifold and the hood. If the channel runs in front of the TB and manifold, you'd be fine.

    Fader

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Will this fit under and stock 2011 gt hood? It's Just the normal hood I believe

Soulstang

  • It fits my custom hood from cervini and before that it fit under my regular hood I hope this helps because it is a nice piece

    Carstng

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I have a 2005 Mustang GT with a Ford Racing Performance Intake MPN# M-9424-463V, will this brace clear the Intake?

Pluto

  • This clears my plenum cover so I do believe it will clear your intake manifold because my plenum cover goes up from my plenum about 4 to 6" so I do believe you'll be ok

    Carstng

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Handling Improvement 4.380165 4.4
  • Fit 4.854839 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.560976 4.6



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 26, 2016

    OK

    Bought this strut tower brace for looks mainly. My GT has 200,000 miles on it and i was hoping it would tighten up the front end. It helped a bit but is hard to tell unless you're going fast. My car has the ford racing lowering springs so you may notice this mod more if you don't have suspension mods already. it does look great though. It is compatible with camber plates too if you have those like i do. Took 5 minutes to install.

    SilverBullitt

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 15, 2016

    Boss strut tower brace

    Definitely sturdier in turns, onramps that used to have to be taken at 45 now at 60 with significantly less body roll.

    Shane

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Virginia Beach,VA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 15, 2015

    Your missing out if you dont have this

    After installing my brothers sub-par tower brace i decided to get the ford, for the factory look and hoping more superior quality. I was not wrong, it took me 10 minutes in my drive way with zero problems. the difference is noticable right away and look great under the hood. When you first pull it out of the package you can feel the quality and will be glad you went with it!

    TxStangs

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Mckinney, Tx

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2015

    STRUT BRACE

    GIVES YOU PLENTY OF CLEARANCE , BUT PUSHES ON THE HOOD / INSULATION OF CAR. COULD BE A LITTLE THINNER.

    SEBRING

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 08, 2012

    Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace

    This strut tower brace looks very good under the hood. I had it installed in about 10 minutes. I have noticed some improvement in handling but I have to push the Mustang pretty hard before I do. That said, when I do push the car hard, the front end seems to be "tighter" than before I installed the brace. I cannot see where it is not a good thing to have: "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it". It's a Ford part so no issues with fitment. Get one...

    LT210

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Seattle, WA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 07, 2012

    4 NUTS, 1 BAR= BIG DIFFERENCE!

    WAS SO EASY TO INSTALL I HAD MY 12 YR OLD SON NICK INSTALL WHILE I SUPERVSED LOL I SNUGGED EVERYTHING UP. NICK IS STARTING TO TAKE AN INTEREST IN HIS FUTURE MUSTANG GT.(BONDING TIME) ANY HOW TOOK IT FOR ATEST DRIVE HANDLES LIKE COMPLETLY DIFFERENT PONY NO UNDERSTEER AND FRONT END FEELS TIGHTER SOME HOW. AS FOR FIT IT LOOKS LIKE IT ALWAYS BELONGED THERE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT,AND FOR THE RECORD NICK DOES TOO!

    JHEP1968

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (15) (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 07, 2012

    Function and beauty

    Love it. Although, first left hand turn I took, was a bit fast, and ended up spinning the back end through the whole stop light... I've read a few reviews saying they have to push their Pony to feel the difference, that simply isn't true. You can feel the difference the first turn you make, and when you are pullin' some G's around a turn. I'd say, though, get the whole handling package, if you're gonna get this, might as well get the sways and stuff...

    CurtisRowe

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Germany

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 07, 2012

    Great product

    The Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace was an easy and quick install. Fit very well on my 06 GT. I also installed the Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arm Brace. That was also a quick install. I can feel the improvement in handling, very tight. Definitely gives the driver a lot more control. I would recommend this product.

    storm100

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Gaithersburg, MD, USA

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 10, 2012

    Handling Improvement

    Real Ford Part. Very easy installation. Clean styling. Very fast shipping. Handling improvement. Highly recommended. Thank You for offering this part.

    REDCandy

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 10, 2012

    Good overall

    install is super easy, took less then 10 min. to install

    frank559

    Year: 2010 Submodel: V6 Fresno, CA

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 25, 2012

    Great addition!

    Tower strut brace is very easy to install and is a must-have if you are planning on adding the Boss 302 intake.

    AutoAddiction

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Tyrone, GA

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 10, 2012

    LOVE IT!

    I had a steeda,but after i switched to a FRPP Intake manifold the steeda wouldn't fit and I couldn't find one that would with my factory hood. Well this worked for me,clears the manifold and doesnt touch the hood with the insulation still intacted. Been waiting for this because I love the stabilitly it gives to the front end.

    STICK08

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT MACEDON,NY

    Helpful (9) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2011

    302 Tower Brace - awesome

    Upgraded standard 5.0 with 302 intake manifold! Exchanged 5.0 Tower Brace (wouldn't fit) with 302 Tower Brace. Took about 10 minutes to install, perfect fit!

    mike3124

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Fort Hood, TX

    Helpful (7) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 27, 2012

    Not bad for the Price.

    Installed in 10 minutes or so using the stock bolts / nuts. No washers or modifications needed! Helps with the handling around corners, car feels a little more stable. It's actually made by Ford Racing so you know it's a quality part, looks amazing under the hood too.

    Jmuck

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 California, USA

    Helpful (6) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2011

    Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace (05-12 GT, V6)

    I have a standard chassis 2011 V6 Mustang and I ordered this strut and installed in maybe 15 minutes. I can tell a difference in the rigidity of the car on winding roads. I would recommend this as an upgrade to any Mustang owner.

    KyLJR

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Busy, Ky

    Helpful (8) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 02, 2012

    A Tad Tighter

    Been looking at one of these for a while, so snapped it up when it went on sale. Install was super-easy and only took about 15 minutes. I did initially notice a more solid feel to the front end and a tad more authority in tight cornering, but it wasn't a huge night and day difference, just enough to make me feel I didn't waste my money. The big whoopie on this item is the way the strut tower brace dresses up your engine compartment. That's where I felt the real bang for my buck.

    Wally56

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Washington State

    Helpful (6) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 24, 2011

    looks great, works as expected.

    Since I had 18" rims on my mustang it did not come with the tower brace. What an upgrade. I noticed it handles much better with corners and turns. Doesn't feel like one side of the car or the other raises with turns anymore. Installed in 10 mins with a socket wrench. Clears the 5.0 engine but also isn't to tall that it hits the hood. I was afraid it would be because it looks like it sits rather high. Definitely a must have if you are someone who drives the stang like it should be driven, fast and furious.

    Nosympathy

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Cincinnati, OH.

    Helpful (9) (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 28, 2012

    Great product

    Great product, I love the fact that its actually from Ford and its from the boss 302. Even though my stang is no Boss, the tower brace looks like its meant to be there from factory. And the overall stiffness it gave my front end, justs make me want to take turns even faster, gives my car a more solid feel. So overall from styling to performance I say I give this product a 5 out 5.

    Javi

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Las Cruces, NM, USA

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 19, 2012

    Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace

    Probably one of the easiest preformance modification you can do for your mustang, looks great and there is a definate feel of diminished body roll, installed in 5 mins

    JesseJ

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Gainesville, FL, USA

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 13, 2012

    Super look !

    Just 20 min. for installation , it's very easy and give a super look. I can tell a difference in the rigidity of the car on winding roads.

    Must13

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Becancour, Qc. , Canada

    Helpful (3) (0)

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