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Ford Strut Tower Brace - Silver (15-19 GT)

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  • MPN# FR3Z-16A200-A

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    • Improves Handling Performance
    • Reduces Suspension Flex
    • Parallel Beam Design
    • Original Factory Equipment - OE Fit and Finish
    • Genuine Ford OEM Part - FR3Z-16A200-A
    • Stainless Steel Construction
    • Argent Silver Powder Coated Finish
    • "Mustang GT" Emblem Plate Included
    • Fits 2015-2019 GT Mustangs

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    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with my review of the Ford strut tower brace for 2015 and up GT Mustangs. The Ford strut tower Brace is a great option for the nonperformance type GT owners that would like to reap some of the benefits the Ford design strut tower brace offers to the performance type cars. This means people that are looking to tighten up some of the freedom that the front end has since the strut tower brace is going to help stiffen the front end of the Mustang while providing added support to the strut towers and preventing flex during cornering. This is going to make the chassis more rigid, which will result in better handling, because eliminating the flex in the strut tower will work to maintain a flat tire on the ground at all times, giving you as full of a contact patch as possible. The strut tower brace's job is to keep the strut towers parallel at all times so there's no under steer. This is original equipment, so you can count on an OE fit and finish here, as well as OE performance. The brace is a parallel beam designed for strength. You can see that it's powder coated a nice silver. This is a stainless steel brace. Even the emblem is stainless steel. This is also an item that's going to look nice under the hood and offer some performance improvements as well. You're definitely going to notice the strut tower brace anytime you pop your hood. The fact that this is powder coated is nice because the powder will always keep it looking fresh. Just a little something to keep in mind, since this is stainless steel and already powder coated, you know that you can change the color of the powder any time you want to make it pop more or go with the looks of your car if you've got a show car. Keep in mind that like a lot of other suspension parts, a strut tower brace is going to make a noticeable improvement by itself, even on a completely stock car. As usual, remember that this is only one component of the suspension. The improvements of the brace can be even more considerable when you start pairing it with other suspension mods. Once you start making other suspension upgrades, the strut tower brace will work to keep everything tied together and feeling tight and more stable. This means overall more consistent suspension no matter what you're doing with your car. As far as price, this is a Ford OE part, so you can expect to pay a little bit more for it. You're looking at spending just over $260 for this brace, but there are some other options on the site for the GT if that's out of your price range. Both Steeda and Ford Racing have a brace. Ford Racing's is very similar to the Ford brace here but that's no surprise. The only difference is going to be the color and the emblem and the fact that the Ford Racing brace comes with a firewall brace as well. Steeda's version, on the other hand, is a tubular design. You're still looking at spending over $200 for both of these other options. If we move on to the install, this is an easy install that anyone is able to tackle by themselves in the driveway or the garage and should take less than an hour to complete. I'm going to call it a one out of three wrenches on the scale. You won't need any tools out of the ordinary, but a torque wrench is something that you'll need for this, as well as a 50 millimeter socket and a ratchet. Another thing to note is the brace does not come with the bolts that will be needed for the install, so you will need to pick those up. The instructions are very easy here. The brace installs with only four bolts. The battery terminal will be in the way. Disconnecting that will make the install go easier. There are two strut bolts for each side of the brace. You may happen to already have a firewall brace on your car, and so the parallel part of the brace is going to sit over top of the firewall part of the brace. It's going to be as simple as just fitting the brace over the motor and onto the studs and torquing the bolts down. The bolts should be torqued to 41 foot-pounds, and the battery can be reconnected, and that's all it's going to take. Wrapping things up here, the Ford strut tower brace is an OE part that works to reduce play in the front end of the car. It's going to stiffen up the front end of the S550 and keep the strut towers as parallel as possible. Although a lot of people do pick it up for appearance purposes, it will definitely make a difference in the driving experience as well. It's very easy to install. You can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Improves Handling, Reduces Flex. Reduce unwanted chassis flex and improve the handling of your S550 GT Mustang by installing a Ford Strut Tower Brace. The parallel beam design of this Strut Tower Brace adds additional strength to make your Mustang handle like it is on rails.

    Genuine Ford Part. Manufactured from steel in a parallel beam design to keep your front end from flexing under the monster torque of your Coyote motor, this genuine Ford Strut Tower Brace is completed in a classic argent silver powder coated finish for durability, and features a stainless steel "Mustang GT" emblem for impressive under hood styling. Genuine Ford OEM part - FR3Z-16A200-A

    Application. This genuine Ford Strut Tower Brace is designed to fit the 2015-2019 GT Mustangs equipped with the 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT Coyote engine. Not intended for use on V6, EcoBoost or supercharged models.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Details

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    Questions & Answers (16)

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    What size and type of bolts are needed to be purchased for the installation?

    • The Ford Strut Tower Brace will reuse your existing hardware.

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    Is a torque wrench absolutely need for the installation?

    • The Ford Strut Tower Brace would not require a torque wrench for installation but would be recommended to make sure the bolts are to spec.

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    Will this brace fit on a RH Drive GT V8 as i live in Australia ?

    • The Ford Strut Tower Brace has only been test fitted for LH drive models, we cannot guarantee fitment for RH models.

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    Can I use this strut tower brace with a gt350 intake manifold

    • The Ford Strut Tower Brace will clear the GT350 intake.

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    Will this tower strut fit over vmp super.charger

    • The Ford Strut Tower Brace will not clear the VMP supercharger.

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    10 More Questions
    Do you need a spacer for the driver side? 1 answer
    I need the support brace that goes underneath this brace can you help me out at all 1 answer
    Do make a tower support that fits as 2015 V6. If not why do they neglect the V6. 1 answer
    My 2017 GT is Roush Supercharged. Will this brace or any other work with a supercharger, 1 answer
    What size are the 4 strut tower nuts? Tks 1 answer
    Can you provide the part number for the strut tower bolt that is required on non-PP models to install this part? Thank you 2 answers
    This package doesn't include the steel cowl extension that comes with the Ford Racing and GT350 versions. What's the tradeoff of not installing steel cowl extension strut tower together? Is there anyway to pick an OEM steel cowl extension? independently to match with the GT strut tower brace? 1 answer
    Will this fit a RHD Australian model? Cheers 1 answer
    Several reviews mentioned that the bolts were not included. One said 4 were needed, another said 2. Can someone clarify 2 or 4, and does anyone know the size so I can grab them at Home Depot? 1 answer
    will this fit a 2016 v6? I have read that they do.why do you say it will not? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (47) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Handling Improvement 4.6 4.6
    • Fit 4.888889 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.511111 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 29, 2018

      Dave’s easy handling upgrade

      Great upgrade on the handling of my GT Premium. Easy and quick install and looks good under the hood. Took less than 30 minutes to install.

      DavidA

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 28, 2018

      Very nice

      This is the best brace offered. Very easy to install and makes the engine look great. This should be standard in the GT.

      StephenW

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 13, 2018

      No Nuts!

      This is a beautiful Strut Tower Brace, but you'd think that it would come with the nuts for the bolts, which are already provided by the factory in the strut tower. I had to special order them at my dealer and, of course, they are not the same size thread as the other bolts/nuts on the towers.

      DavidC

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 30, 2018

      Recent install

      Very nice addition to my pony. Only complaint was that no nuts came with the brace and I had to go buy them from Ford.

      ThomasD

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 02, 2018

      Strut Tower Brace Easy Install

      Love my new brace! An easy install and a great look! Thanks.

      JaneG

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 23, 2018

      Stability

      You can really notice and feel the difference in the handling of your vehicle.

      Hank1

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 03, 2018

      Sharp Mod

      Easy install but the two flange nuts to attach to strut tower were not included or offered by AM. Seems like a simple product add-on. Spent several hours sourcing on internet. Not good.

      MustangRetro

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 25, 2018

      Handling improvement in less than an hour.

      The best bang for buck you can do to your Mustang. Easy to fit and just works!

      WadihN

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 23, 2018

      Strut brace

      brace looks good but did not come the nuts to put it on with

      LarryR

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

      • Response from AmericanMuscle

        The Ford Strut Tower Brace will not come with hardware as it will require the use of the factory hardware.

        AMJEFF, Customer Service

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 10, 2017

      Strut tower brace upgrade

      Sharp looking addition to the engine compartment. It does tighten up the front end and adds to the driving experience. Very pleased!

      RobA

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      December 07, 2017

      Quality Finish but poor packaging.

      I like it overall, but it arrived with one end of the box broken open; as if it was possibly a return item. The underside of one side of the brace was a little scratched-up, which led me to believe that it may have been returned; but no one sees that part anyway, so I kept it. My 2018 Mustang GT did not come with a metal cowl brace on the firewall. The cowl support that I have is made of hard plastic and is only connected to the passenger side and not the driver's side. So, we mounted it with the passenger side of the brace on top of the existing plastic brace and the driver's side mounted directly to the tower support surface. (Hope I didn't confuse you). Anyway, it worked out OK. Just something to be aware of if you try and mount it on a 2018 Mustang GT.

      DavidK

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 10, 2017

      Nice piece that seems identical to factory

      Beautiful finish and quality. Easy bolt on installation. No skills other than ability to use a wrench required.

      PerriF

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 05, 2017

      Ford strut tower brace

      It feels great on the car I love it . I had to squeeze the brace under the wire on left side only problem I had.

      EddieC

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 01, 2017

      A

      Bought the brace for my Mustang GT RHD in less than 10 min. Didn't need any nuts just used the ones on the car already. Not sure why UK users bought another set of nuts. Improved handling and less understeering

      WaelAbdelrahman

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 26, 2017

      My Stang

      This is as good as advertised, looks great. Excellent powder finish in case you want to change the color. Ties everything together, a must have in my opinion.

      JoseG

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2017

      Strut Tower Brace

      The OEM strut tower brace is a definite under hood addition to the engine compartment of my 2017 Mustang GT. It was very easy to install, less than 30 minutes. I can definitely tell a difference when cornering. Delivery of product was on time.

      SAP

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 22, 2017

      Strut bar

      Super easy, used original bolts and didn't even need to disconnect battery cable as just enough room to slip under.

      ArtH

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 19, 2017

      Good fit

      Slipped on no problem , had the battery terminal cord get in the way but other than that no problems

      Darsh1229

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 18, 2017

      Nice product

      Easy to install, nicely made. However, it shipped without the nuts needed to install. All in all, very nice.

      NeilA

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 15, 2017

      Nice looking upgrade!

      Looks good! If the handling is better I can´t say. The future test will tell.

      HkanN

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

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