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

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$179.99

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  • MPN# AR3Z-16A200-A

  • Market Price $215.99
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Features
  • 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
Description
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.

Mustang 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

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Overall Rating 4.8/5 Write a Review
5/5
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

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5/5
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,

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Q & A (17 Questions, 5 Answers) Ask a Question

Will this brace clear the FORD RACING manifold? I recently modified the 4.6L in my 05. One of the mods was installing a FORD RACING intake manifold with Scott Drake fuel rails along with cams, headers, bigger TB, etc. My question is will this brace clear the manifold sufficently without having to use spacers, such as washers under the mounting points?

GARRY Year: 2005 Model: GT

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  • Yes it will. If you look at the customer submitted photos it will show a couple examples to help you out.

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    RooBiKz Year: 2006 Model: GT

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Will it Clear the Mustang GT Intake Shroud => M-6949-3V " on a 2010 mustang GT Will The Boss 302 Strut Tower Brace clear the "Mustang GT Intake Shroud => M-6949-3V " on a 2010 mustang GT

SterlingMustang Year: 2010 Model: GT

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  • Yes it clears with no problems on the 2010 GT with the intake Cover.

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    jarat Year: 2010 Model: GT

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Will this work on a roush mustang with a roushcharger

hijinx Year: 2013 Model: Other

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  • No; it will not clear.

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    AutoXRacer Year: 2008 Model: GT

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  • 4 Stars .16 16%
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4.8

out of 5 stars

100+ Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Handling Improvement: 4.382353 4.4/5
  • Fit: 4.857143 4.9/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.557693 4.6/5
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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Seattle, WA, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 4

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 MACEDON,NY

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 California, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Fort Hood, TX

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Busy, Ky

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 4 Washington State

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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.

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    Nosympathy

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Cincinnati, OH.

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Las Cruces, NM, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    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...

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    CurtisRowe

    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Germany

    Helpful (2) (0)

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