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Steeda Rear Shock Tower Brace (79-04 All)

Market Price $93.99 You Save 11% ($10.04)

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Features & Details

  • Improves Handling.
  • Reduces Chassis Flex.
  • Limits G-Loading.
  • Legendary Steeda Quality.
  • Super Strong Chromoly Steel.
  • Fits All 79-04 Mustangs.
Improves Handling. Reinforce your rear strut towers and improve your Mustang's handling with a Steeda rear shock tower brace. By adding a rear shock tower brace, you'll reinforce your Mustang's chassis and improve traction for better, faster, crisper handling.

Made to Perform. Like all of Steeda's products, this shock tower brace is made to the highest standards to guarantee performance. Constructed of 4130 chromoly steel and finished with a durable zinc plate, this brace gives your trunk area a no-nonsense look.

Perfect with Coilovers. If you're adding coilovers, high performance shocks, or an IRS rear to your Pony, a shock tower brace will help you get the most from your new suspension.

Application. This brace is designed to fit all 79-04 Mustangs including V6, GT, Cobra, Mach 1, and Bullitt models. Note that some modifications may be required for installation.

Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

Technical Notes. Some modifications and welding may be required for installation. 1979-1993 hatch back will require light trimming of factory inner quarter panel sight plugs over rear shocks. All other models will require trimming of factory inner trunk liner.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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  • (1) Rear Shock Tower Brace
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
better road manners

The biggest "handling" gain for your average street driver will be most observable going over really bad roads. I took my car on a before and after test on a particularly terrible route near my home and ...

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5/5
Proper Install for your rear brace

This bar definitely tightened up the back end of my car but you absolutely have to weld it in to get the true desired result. Had to grind the towers to fresh metal- remove some body caulk and then jack ...

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Helpful (1)

Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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6 Questions / 12 Answers

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Do you have to weld to install?

Joshsn95

  • No, Bolts on top of shock.

    98GT

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What extra hardware will I need? Does it use the existing bolts, or will I have to drill and place new ones in?

TholomewPlague

  • existing shock bolts are fine. There is no extra hardware required for this kit.

    future9er24

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will this fit a convertable i have a 1997 GT convertable. does the top get in the way?

bdine8

  • I have a 1999 GT convertible and it fit fine. After modifying the trim pieces they sat just like they did without the brace in it. and No, the top top does not get in the way at all.

    sjohnson

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Do these fit neatly behind the carpet in a convertible? I have a 96 convertible and was wondering if this would fit completely behind the stock partition or if trimming carpet is unavoidable

ILiveInTheWrongState

  • No they do not. You have to cut openings in the side pannals. Its a pain and looks bad if you ever take it out.

    Yotamaster760

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Will if fit with mach 1000 audio system? I have an 03 gt with the "fancy" audio system that ford installed and the amp tray runs across the trunk in what looks like the same position. Will this part fit and would it even make a difference as the trays already there?

03Centennial74STX

  • If the speakers are located basically right on top of the wheel hubs, than you will have to do some measurements and research to see if you can make the modifications to make the Steeda Rear Shock Tower Brace (79-04 All) work. Otherwise, it looks as if you would have to choose one over the other.

    JeffAM

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Will this rear shock brace make a difference to me? I own a 2000 GT 4.6 convertible; I have already installed a front tower brace, an Eibach roll bar kit and new shocks. These have made a big differencein regard to handling...both strauight line and in cornering. Is the addition of the rear tower brace a bit of overkill or will I feel a difference in handling so that the cost/install is worth the effort?

Palamino1

  • It is not overkill if you are a driver that pushes a car to the limit. Especially since you have a convertible, the body has a lot of flex. Since you have tightened up the front you have put more strain on the rear. A tower bar on the rear is really a good thing to balance out the suspension.

    Starter

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Customer Reviews (23) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Handling Improvement 4.4375 4.4
  • Fit 4.5625 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.5 4.5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 25, 2016

    Proper Install for your rear brace

    This bar definitely tightened up the back end of my car but you absolutely have to weld it in to get the true desired result. Had to grind the towers to fresh metal- remove some body caulk and then jack body up off of shocks so as to not burn the lower poly shock bushings then weld up. Primed areas that were ground and welded and re-caulked the shock towers to prevent leaks. Baby is seriously stiff back there now and hooks sweet. Good luck with your install-- It took me about two hours total to complete.

    Motorhead4Ever

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Ashburn VA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 06, 2012

    better road manners

    The biggest "handling" gain for your average street driver will be most observable going over really bad roads. I took my car on a before and after test on a particularly terrible route near my home and the rear felt much more predictable over badly maintained roads. Could not recommend more, especially considering the price!

    future9er24

    Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt Bay Area, CA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    December 25, 2010

    steeda rear shock tower brac

    Huge differences more stiffness and no flex and the rear, improved handling by 100% and better cornering, i recommend this product

    Andres Navarro

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  • 5/5

    April 24, 2010

    Greatness

    The Rear shock tower is fantastic it installed easily, looks great, and works well. Great product at a great price.

    Adrian

    Helpful (7) (1)

  • 5/5

    December 25, 2010

    steeda rear shock tower brac

    The rear shock brace definitely improves stiffness on the rear of the chassis, much much better handling, no flex. I recommend anyone to get this item. I didn't have to weld anything i drilled 3 holes on each shock tower and just made sure it cleared the shocks and bolted some bolts on there, it took a couple of hours but it was easy.

    Andres Navarro

    Helpful (5) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 27, 2012

    Good for the money

    This is a good cheap way to enhance your rides handling as well as give it a trick custom look. I definitely recommend this to any one who's on a budget and still wants to do small mods to their car.

    Slaying

    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Pittsfield, PA

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    May 30, 2010

    Nice Look.

    Easy Install. Def. Helps.

    Rami

    Helpful (5) (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 21, 2012

    No more tail wag

    Super easy install, definitely reduced the tail wag. Only took about 15 minutes to install. Didn't weld in, and I can still tell a difference.

    B1uPhoenix

    Year: 1998 Submodel: V6 South Mississippi

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2011

    REAR SHOCK TOWER BRACE

    THIS PROCUCT IS A VERY NICE SET UP WITH THE FRONT STRUT TOWER BRACE. I COULD REALLY TELL A DIFFERENCE WHEN CORNERING AND JUST THE OVERALL FLEX OF THE VEHICLE. MY CAR IS ALOT TIGHTER AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW NICE IT WILL BE WHEN I PUT MY NEW LOWERING SPRINGS IN.

    RANDOG

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT ZUMBROTA, MN

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 17, 2012

    Rear Shock Tower

    Didn't fit, heavy modification was required but made it fit. Very difficult to weld, but managed to get it done. Recommend it!

    DanielsMobile1

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Austin Texas

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 07, 2011

    Great for the price!

    This was very quick to install, Not a huge handling increase, but sure stiffened up the car around the bendz. Thanks AM!

    Korey89

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    October 05, 2011

    looks good but lot of work

    i accually didnt fully read it so mostly my own fualt i thought it just bolted in with the bolts from the struts but it dosent, needs to be welded in i havent done it yet but im sure it will help once i do and it looks cool in there atleast so over all not to bad

    Rusty

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Delaware

    Helpful (3) (3)

  • 5/5

    June 10, 2011

    steeda shock tower brace

    this is a great quality product I do beleive it has made a difference as well love the (silver color)

    andrew

    Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 17, 2013

    had to modify to fit

    The holes for the rear shocks didn't line up with the shocks when I centered it so they had to be widened, and there was a quarter inch gap on both sides where it should be touching the shock towers. Build quality is great though.

    joee

    Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1 nj

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 15, 2012

    Freakin Awesome

    took me 5 minutes to install because I am amazing!!!

    MunsterMustang

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Fort Campbell, KY, USA

    Helpful (2) (3)

  • 4/5

    August 07, 2011

    ONLY DOWNFALL

    only thing that i personally dont like is if your also a audio guy, you wont have room for a big sub box. sucks being stuck in the middle of performance and show car

    LANDO

    Year: 1995 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (5) (6)

  • 4/5

    October 03, 2016

    2002 turbo gt

    I had to ream the holes for it to fit but once it was on i still had a gap on the sides so i only welded the top. (For side trim cuts) measure about 9 3/4 to about 10 off the back seat mark with tape. While panel is still in car this will give you center of strut.. Now measure up 3 1/2 up from floor of trunk mark with tape. Cut up to 3 1/2 then make a relief cut at the top of that, then cut and a few inches down for a perfect fit

    Schnik

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 15, 2014

    significant increase in handling.

    i replaced my rear control arms two weeks prior with bushings This part completes the package Finally found some energy suspension buhings that can replace the old rubber on the inside of the trunk where this product goes Chromoly seems light and strong I drove it around and like any other part it had to be broken in and then sit properly without gaps between shock towers I recommend this product

    theonehander

    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 California

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 24, 2014

    Good upgrade

    Simple 10-15 minute job, good handling upgrade, must need if you like autocross or live in a rural area

    kyle94GT

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT virginia beach, va

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 15, 2014

    Does what it's supposed to.

    I already have a good amount of suspension work, but I found that my Eibach rear sway-bar just kept coming loose at the bushings (even using threadlock). Once I bolted this on I noticed a moderate improvement in rear-end action and i don't have to tighten the bolts on my sway-bar every 5 days anymore.

    Guywithcar

    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0) (0)

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