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Hotchkis K-Member Crossbrace - Manual (05-14 GT, GT500)

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Features
  • Reduces Chassis Flex
  • Bolt-On Design
  • 1/8" Steel Construction
  • Black Powder Coated Finish
  • Fits 2005-2014 Manual Transmission GT, Bullitt and Shelby GT500
Description
Reduce Body Flex. A Hotchkis Bolt-on K-Member Crossbrace is a great and easy way to add chassis rigidity to eliminate power robbing body flex and improve the handling of your Mustang.

Bolt-on Design. This Hotchkis Mustang K-Member Crossbrace bolts up using existing stock mounting points with no welding, cutting or modifications required for a straight forward installation.

Quality Construction. Manufactured from laser cut 1/8" heavy duty steel plate for maximum ground clearance, this Hotchkis crossbrace is completed in a black powder coated finish for great looks and corrosion resistance.

Application. Hotchkis K-Member Crossbrace is designed to fit 2005 to 2014 manual V8 Mustangs, including the GT, Bullitt and Shelby GT500 models. Will not fit V6 or automatic Mustangs.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Crossbrace
  • (2) Spacers
  • (6) Bolts
  • (8) Washers
  • (4) Nuts
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Will not fit V6 or automatic Mustangs

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Easy Install

Simple 30 minute install. I have noticed that there is less chassis flex which was pronounced after cam/gear install. Obviously not as good as full length sub-frame connectors (which are next) but has ...

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5/5
A must buy

I was feeling under steer and the front fenders rolling over a little in the turns. All of my suspension mods have mostly been in the rear end so far. Lowering springs, rear lower control arms, rear upper ...

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Will this Hotchkis K- Member crossbrace work with the BMR tubular K member ?

oldtymer Year: 2006 Model: GT

  • Not likely !! They would have to share they same mounting points ( Bolts an location )...

    Nukes Year: 2012 Model: GT500

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Fit with Boss transmission cooler scoop? It looks like the front cross member of this piece is where the Boss transmission cooler scoop goes. Does that mean it won't work with it if I've installed the Boss cooler scoop?

Midlifecrisis Year: 2012 Model: GT

  • No, one or the other... :)

    sportys1 Year: 2012 Model: GT Top 50 Contributor

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Will it fit with my Kooks full length exhaust system?

Ripter Year: 2008 Model: GT

  • It should fit with any full exhaust system. I have it on mine with JBA 1 7/8" long-tube headers. The header collector comes down far behind the widest portion of this brace, and the back portion of the brace fits entirely between the exhaust tunnels.

    CTTillman Year: 2012 Model: GT

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Customer Reviews (13) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.5

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.166667 4.2
  • Fit 4.692307 4.7
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.666667 4.7



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 26, 2013

    Easy Install

    Simple 30 minute install. I have noticed that there is less chassis flex which was pronounced after cam/gear install. Obviously not as good as full length sub-frame connectors (which are next) but has helped.

    heavyfooted

    Year: 2008 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Newton, NJ, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 21, 2014

    A must buy

    I was feeling under steer and the front fenders rolling over a little in the turns. All of my suspension mods have mostly been in the rear end so far. Lowering springs, rear lower control arms, rear upper control arm. This Hotchkis crossbrace made a noticeable difference and for the price you cannot avoid buying this. The car in the same turns is now much flatter, the fenders don't roll over and there is less feel of understeer. The feel is very noticeable and gives you much more confidence in the turns. There is no noticeable addition of NVH in the cabin. I don't see how you can't buy this.

    DZ327

    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Galena, OH, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 25, 2014

    2010 GT Convertible

    I knew that the convert had extra bracing installed by FoMoCo when they built the thing, but I wrote to hotchkiss and asked if there'd be any further gain (I already installed a SR strut Brace). Hotchkiss' reply cliams that most of the OEM bracing is in the rear. So i took a shot and tried this brace. Not a huge gain, but definitely noticable. Particularly cowl flex reduction on 90 degree turns and NY potholes. My opinion is that this is not an absolute "must have", but for the reasonable price and the ridiculously easy installation (use the reader supplied install directions posted here - much better than those that come with the part) this piece is very much worth the effort and the $$. Comes with absolutely everything you need, right down to the blue thread locker. Tools: 15mm deep socket to remove factory brace, 3/4" sockets to install the front end of the brace (2010 requires the nut/bolt set supplied) and an H10 (3/8) hex for the rear end of the brace. That's it.

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    RobLINY

    Year: 2010 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Long Island, NY

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2014

    Easy install, Looks great...

    Fit & finish are great, Install super easy and quick. Hard to be sure how much of a performance gain you achieve, But likely more than the OEM support tube..

    Nukes

    Year: 2012 Model: GT500 Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Orlando, Fl.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    June 21, 2014

    BRIDGE IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS FOUNDATION

    Quality product I had it installed when I had my BMR Sub Frame Connectors WELDED ON AND THEY DEFINITELY COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. If you are going to put sub frame connectors (WELD-ONS) on which is highly recommended anyway then this a great add on. Remember this mounts in part where the CS & FR boss 302 tranny cooler air scoop goes, food for thought.

    Top 500 Contributor

    1911A1M1Arocker

    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Lincoln, NE, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    May 11, 2014

    Great product, However needed modification for my setup

    The cross brace works great. However, in my case it needed modification. I have kooks long tubes with high flow cats. the cross brace didn't fit in place with the o2 sensor ports next to it. the spacers needed to be cut and the cross brace slightly bent with a metal bender. If you have aftermarket headers and cats, have this in mind. Aside from that, my o2 sensor ports weren't exactly aligned with one another. One was at an angle, instead of being straight. This was also part of the problem. A minor imperfection, that hindered the installation as a simple bolt on. This product is made with stock parts in mind.

    ShelbyKhris

    Year: 2012 Model: GT500

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 17, 2014

    Don't buy

    This product didn't fit with my kooks x pipe. When I got a first look at it the medal was really thin and I could put it over my knee and bend it. I cant see what this part would do for my car with how thin it was. So I should be happy that it didn't fit. And I didn't like that they had big spacers as the mounting points instead of going right in place to the bolt in location. So it's just sitting in the corner now.

    Ares

    Year: 2008 Model: GT500 Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 01, 2013

    This product has great

    easy install may be 20 min and i see the difference on the road and strip

    chico9991

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 10+ Montreal, QC

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 15, 2016

    Stampede

    Looks sweet under car, good pric price don't know how much it helps because I added alot of other items at same time

    Scott

    Year: 2007 Model: GT 'Stangs I have owned: 5+

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 12, 2016

    Hotchkis brace k-member

    Makes a big difference on the chassis helps handing on the car great product I recommend this brace everybody who's has mustang. Doesn't have to be a convertable any model.

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    Cougar23

    Year: 2010 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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