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Ford Strut Tower Brace - Silver (15-17 GT)

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  • MPN# FR3Z-16A200-A

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Features, Video & Details

  • 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 2015-2017 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

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 2015-2017 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 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Strut tower brace
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 15, 16, 17

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4/5
Good Addition - But Be Aware

I purchased this part for my 2015 Mustang GT. Looks great under the hood and there is a noticeable difference to the handling of the car. I would recommend this part, not only for its under the hood looks, ...

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5/5
Adds function and looks to Auto Mustang

Since you cannot get the Performance pack with an Automatic, this is the only option, add it yourself. This brace helps when cornering at high speed. It looks big and sturdy under the hood. No clearance ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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What size are the 4 strut tower nuts? Tks

GeluC

  • To remove the nuts, a 15mm socket is required.

    Rob D

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Can you provide the part number for the strut tower bolt that is required on non-PP models to install this part? Thank you

JulianD

  • When installing the Ford Strut Tower Brace, 4 new strut tower nuts the same as your OEM strut tower nuts, available through your local Ford dealer.

    Rob D

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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?

PCHDave

  • The Ford Strut Tower Brace would offer close to the rigidity that comes with the brace and cowl extension, with less weight than both items together. We do not offer the Cowl extension.

    Rob D

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Will this fit a RHD Australian model? Cheers

Chellos

  • Unfortunately this was designed on a US spec car, so we will only be able to guarantee fitment on a US spec Mustang.

    SalC7

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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?

mbrewer566

  • The Ford Strut Tower Brace - Silver (15-17 GT) will just come with the brace itself. You will be using the factory studs from the struts to install this item. For more detailed instructions see out video posted about this product.

    Ricky36

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will this fit a 2016 v6? I have read that they do.why do you say it will not?

Svtcobraguy

  • The Ford Strut Tower Brace was specifically designed for the GT's, and while it may fit on a V6, it was designed for a GT.

    AMJEFF

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Handling Improvement 4.484848 4.5
  • Fit 4.848485 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.515152 4.5



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 25, 2015

    Good Addition - But Be Aware

    I purchased this part for my 2015 Mustang GT. Looks great under the hood and there is a noticeable difference to the handling of the car. I would recommend this part, not only for its under the hood looks, but also for the improved performance. Potential buyers should understand that this brace DOES NOT come with the two bolts that are needed to secure it to the strut tower on the drivers' side of the vehicle. I had to order these parts separately from my local Ford dealer at an additional cost of $4.00 each. Again, not dissatisfied with the part, just a warning that it does not come with all of the necessary hardware to install it on the vehicle.

    PonyBoy

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Las Vegas, NV

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2017

    Adds function and looks to Auto Mustang

    Since you cannot get the Performance pack with an Automatic, this is the only option, add it yourself. This brace helps when cornering at high speed. It looks big and sturdy under the hood. No clearance issues, no drilling. You do need to purchase 2x 15MM bolts (part # W520112-S440A) from any Ford dealer. They cost $2.50 a piece, free shipping.

    Fadetoblack5

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 20, 2017

    Beware RHD owners

    this unit is for LHD US spec you will have to cut and shave the strut to fit RHD performance pack vehicles Not hard to do but it is not a bolt on item

    topend

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 20, 2017

    Big Improvement 2015 GT

    Niiice , I can tell it's their , helps with that under steer really well

    Ottoman

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 17, 2017

    Looks and stability.

    I installed the Strut tower brace on my Mustang GT in maybe 15 min. It could be done quicker, but I was in no hurry. It looks great and should add stability. Normally I don't drive hard enough to tell a difference, but you never know.

    StangRay

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 31, 2016

    Strut Tower Brace

    The Install of the Strut Tower Brace went fast, after I disconnected the Battery Cable supports. I had to go to my Favorite Ford dealer an order New Tower Nuts, which took a day. Why the part does not come with the Nuts is dumb!! cost $8.00 dollars for the nuts.

    PD

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 30, 2016

    it makes a difference!

    steering and handling was difinetly more responsive. I am very pleased with my 1st mustang.

    gatorsart

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 05, 2016

    2016 Ford Strut Tower Racing Brace

    Item arrived in 2 days in excellent condition and adds the right amount of bling under the hood,along with functionality and practicality. I opted for the silver powder coated finish,aided in correcting the freedom the front end had at highway speeds,and was installed in 10 minutes on my beautiful 2016 MUSTANG GT Premium,that already had the K Brace from the factory because of the 20 in wheel option.This is a must have !

    RNMUSTANGGTLADY

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    June 29, 2016

    Ford GT strut bar

    Easy to install all you need is two stud nuts from dealer. Cost $6 for 3. Looks great!

    Beast

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 24, 2016

    Nice addition to engine compartment

    The strut tower brace looks awesome as the silver finish and the GT logo set off the engine and really looks great! There is a noticeable difference in the handling on curves. If you want an addition to your engine bay and looks are important, then this is the brace for you! I received it in a timely manner and it was boxed sturdily to protect it in shipping. Thanks American Muscle your doing every- thing right.

    forgiven1

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 03, 2016

    strut brace

    very easy to install.looks really nice.car handles a lot better

    bodyshop

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 27, 2016

    Easy

    Very easy to install, takes around 15 min and looks really cool under the hood.

    Bdine

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 24, 2016

    Ford Strut Tower Brace

    I order the Ford brace mainly for the looks but I can actually tell the difference in the corners. It was easy to install and looks great!

    Captkcfd

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 19, 2016

    nice add on

    i love the silver compared to the black one. it looks the way i wanted it to be. i dont see any handling difference in my daily driving which is ok becoz this is supposed yo improve cornering only.

    MustangGTfan

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 19, 2015

    Strut tower brace

    Really sets off engine compartment. OEM part that is identical to the one from factory. Strut brace to my surprise made a noticible difference in handling l purchased it mainly for looks. Installation was a snap. Had to purchase two nuts from Ford dealer. A definite thumbs up.

    Ernie

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Flat Rock Mi.

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 11, 2015

    Looks sharp!

    I purchased this more for the looks under the hood, but I can tell the car feels a little stiffer coming up and down the mountain. Well worth the price and it only took about 10 mins to install!

    15blackonblack

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Soddy Daisy, TN

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 30, 2015

    Gorgeous hunk of hardware

    Not sure why Ford didn't include this part as OEM. It was on the 2012 GT I had. I added it here, but make sure you get the nuts for the driver side(2). They were missing...

    saunterer

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Livonia, MI

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 25, 2015

    Fits the Ecoboost as well

    I know the description says it's not intended for use in the Ecoboost or V6 but it fits just fine. Install was easy, probably the easiest install I have done so far. And the handeling can be felt right away.

    AtlDesigns550

    Year: 2015 Submodel: Ecoboost Atlanta

    Helpful (1)

  • 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

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