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Steeda Rear Seat X-Brace (05-14 Coupe)

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    Features & Details

    • Ideal for Race Applications
    • Strengthens Chassis to Reduce Flex
    • Deletes Rear Seats to Reduce Weight
    • Black Powdercoat Finish
    • Simple Bolt-In Installation
    • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustang Coupes
    Reduce Body Flex. A Steeda Rear Seat X-Brace is a great and easy way to increase the chassis rigidity of your Mustang to eliminate power robbing body flex and to improve handling performance.

    Bolt-in Design. This Steeda Rear Seat X-Brace bolts in using existing stock mounting points with no welding, cutting or modifications required for a straight forward installation. Rear seat removal is required for installation.

    Quality Construction. Manufactured from 4130 chromoly steel for superior strength, this Steeda X-brace is completed in a black powder coated finish for impressive looks.

    Recommended Styling Upgrade. The Steeda Rear Seat X-Brace requires removal of the rear seats for installation, Boss 302 delete panels or a rear seat delete kit is highly recommended.

    Application. This Steeda Rear Seat X-Brace is designed to fit 2005 to 2014 Mustang Coupes, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, BOSS and Shelby GT500 models. Recommended for off-road use only.

    Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) X-Brace
    • Hardware
    • Instructions
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    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
    • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

    Fits coupes only

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    5 Questions / 5 Answers

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    After installing the brace will I be able to put my rear seats back in place?

    MiguelC

    • Unfortunately you will not be able to as the Steeda Rear Seat X-Brace is meant to delete the rear seats to reduce weight.

      AMJustin

    Helpful (1)

    This can fit on a 2017 mustang right

    YahirR

    • The Steeda Rear Seat X-Brace is compatible with 2005-2014 Mustangs only, and would not work with your 2017 Mustang.

      AMRobD

    Helpful (0)

    How much does this weigh?

    Renownedd

    • Hey Renowned, this delete weighs approximately 15lbs

      Cobra_Machine04

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    I have a rear seat X-brace, but would I also benefit with installing a rear shock tower brace? My '14 GT is a daily driver but a frequent track day participant.

    SteveA

    • The rear shock tower brace would benefit your setup as it will increase the handling and reduce suspension flex even further.

      KevinD92

    Helpful (0)

    can i do the rear seat delete cover and this can i put this x brace in my car and then put the delete cover over it?? so it looks clean and cant see the brace it self? or do they both go in the same place?

    natmill64

    • It appears that you can but some modification maybe necessary. See Travis' photo here: http://3.cdn.customerpics.americanmuscle.com/image/sku-16250/68723-steeda-seatdelete-xbrace-0513coupe.jpg

      Jcon

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    Customer Reviews (18) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Handling Improvement 4.411765 4.4
    • Fit 4.941176 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.588235 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 26, 2018

      X-Brace

      Once I pre-fit the X-Brace, I painted it to match my car and installed it. The handling of my mustang is greatly improved. It feels tight though turns and hugs the road much better! The biggest issue for me was that it is a tight fit working behind the front seats. Overall, it was well worth it!!!

      GeorgeV

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 26, 2017

      x-brace steeda

      great piece did help tighten up mid part of body no need of back seat

      horseowner4

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 03, 2017

      08 GT500

      Perfect fit, I did have the brace powder coated to the color of my car (white). Made my own center piece from a piece of cres plate, looks good!!

      RandyB

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 08, 2017

      stiffy

      didn't expect much from this other than aesthetics, and maybe it's just the placebo affect, but this brace locked up my rear end. Granted I already have suspension work sway bars etc. but this really tied everything together. All around just feels right. And who needs a rear seat anyways! No passengers... Now to get that Carbon fiber rear seat delete.

      Alex

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 01, 2017

      Works as advertised

      Install is easy after you read the instructions, very straight forward and simple. The lack of body roll is noticeable even through regular driving, can't wait to test it out on the auto cross course. TLDR: Is good 5/7 would buy again.

      dailyracer

      Year: 2006 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 17, 2017

      Pretty good bolt-on

      The X-Brace looks pretty cool in your backseat and does help your handling. Takes less than an hour if you know what bolts are in you mustang. Spent most of my time finding the right bits... but that's a personal problem. 4/5. Overall, Pretty good design!

      Hubbs

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 19, 2017

      Awsome add

      Love the look. I pared with the rear seat delete kit, not fun to cut and fit in the back of the mustang but more then happy when finished.

      TylerM

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 30, 2016

      Looks Amazing

      Can't really tell too much handling difference but that may be due to having a harness bar inside too. It looks amazing and I'm sure it does help the Rear-Mid section of the car not to flex.

      DTT

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      October 12, 2016

      Chassis Flex Be Gone

      This is one of my favorite mods on my '13 GT/CS. It really cut down on the chassis flex and gave my handling a big boost, making the car feel more composed/flat in turns. This is a must-have for autocross guys.

      ZachWright

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 04, 2016

      Pretty cool

      The steeda plate is way over priced. But the brace looks great back there. Handling improvement is really minimal (I have the bullitt if that makes a difference). Over all a good product and gets rid of the pointless rear seats.

      Glight

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt Atlanta

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 11, 2015

      Steeda X Brace

      This X brace came in no time (thanks so much AM!!!!) All in all it took about 15 minutes to remove the rear seats and install the X brace. It gives a cleaner look as opposed to having the rear seats. Another plus is not having to drill or cut anything. I would highly recommend this product along with some type of tarp to cover up the gas tank sensors so they don't have dirt or anything else near them.

      Graham

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Virginia Beach, Virginia

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2015

      Great improvement

      So it arrived slightly bent at the lower mounting flange, but it bent easily back into place. Kind of makes you wonder how it does anything if it so easily distorts. Not did it only do something for handling it looks awesome when combined with a rear seat delete kit.

      Bbipp

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500 St. Louis, Missouri

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 17, 2015

      Great mod, easy to install, best bang for the buck

      Got to be the easiest install I will ever have. Rear seats came out quick, fast and in a hurry, and putting the x brace on didn't even take 2mins.Noticable suspension difference plus it completes the look of the interior.

      EvlSmurf

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Bowie, MD

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 28, 2014

      Slick, great looking bolt-in install

      This is a great handling upgrade to compliment other handling upgrades on your Mustang. It's not going to be a huge seat of the pants feeling if it's done alone. Tied all in together with a strut tower brace, suspension mods, and whatever else you are doing, it's really going to bring everything home. It is quite a vacant hole to fill after removing the rear seats, and while the body is quite a bit better than some older Mustang's I've had, this does tighten up most of the body flex and roll, especially once you start putting the grip to the road. The rear seats are fairly easy to remove on newer Mustang's, which is really nice. Bolting this in is simple, though you will need quite a large T50 torque bit to get the seats out and the brace in. That's about all there is to it. The part oozes quality, looks great and has a nice plate to mount a fire extinguisher or whatever else you'd like to put on it. As for weight, the brace still weighs less than the removal of the rear seats so you'll still be a few pounds ahead. Yes, road noise is more apparent, especially with a loud exhaust, but that's why we drive Mustangs :)

      BehindBlueEyes

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Regina, SK, Canada

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 01, 2013

      This product improved handle.

      No more sloppy body roll feeling from the rear of the car. It installs really quick if you already have the back seats out. It does not fit with the rear seat delete kit, but after minor modification to the bottom part of the kit, it looks really good. It was a great addition if you run canyons and everyday driving on the roads. No noise comes from it at all.

      CodyLeeDesigns

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Apple Valley, CA, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 02, 2013

      SOOOOO MUCH SMOOTHER....

      Upon installing this wonderfully designed peice of excellance, i was abit doubtful of how this would affect my handling (i thought this because this part was designed sooooooo well that it literally just fell into place and was natrually aligned with the holes) however...flying through corners and diviing into hairpins became much more friendly with this brace installed, now that both sides of my rear end are tied together, to both react with eachother in unison, making it much easier, friendlier, and refined. i love this product and i would buy it a thousand times over, i would even go as far as paying more for it

      Rcampos6455

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT San Jose, CA, USA

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 14, 2013

      Thanks AM!

      My 2012 GT's main role is road racing and since the "X" brace from Ford Racing came out, I really wanted to add strength in the back but could not justify the price. Steeda's brace is well made, I had no issues to install it with my delete seat and has the right price. I welcome the added rigidity and the quiet rattle free support!

      sportys1

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Puerto Rico

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 07, 2013

      This is great for handling and chassis fanatics

      Installing this takes about 10 minutes with the proper tools. You will need to re-use a few bolts, however the install is extremely simple. The bottom part of the seat comes out easily, no bolts. The upper portion is bolted, and that's where the need for tools comes in. It's a few T-50 Torx bolts So, beyond that....what is it like? OK - to start. I have a 2007 GT with lots of bracing in the suspension and chassis already, with urethane bushings and motor mounts, etc. I was needing a way to tie the parcel shelf (and the upper part of the rear wheel wells) in the back to the rest of the body, and this fits the bill perfectly. It's a great price, and if you're serious about handling, this is a great way to tie the inside together in back. The biggest improvement I noticed was in corners going uphill. The look is amazing as well. You can mount items to it with screws. While I have not done anything yet, I have some ideas. Now - there are draw backs to this. Noise is one. You will hear everything the seat blocked - and that is quite a bit. if you're planning on using this in a daily driver, you will seriously want to think about sound dampening. Items in your trunk will be items in your center console if they are small enough and the brakes are applied hard enough at speed. You can't fold this down either.

      Gnatsuf

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT United States

      Helpful (14)

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