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SR Performance Black Strut Tower Brace (94-04 GT, V6)

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    • Eliminates Suspension Flex
    • Tubular Design
    • Black Powdercoat Finish
    • Fits 1994-2004 V6 and GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Hey everyone I’m Justin with and I’m taking a look at a very underrated part that will drastically improve your rides handling all while taking it easy on your wallet. I’m referring to the Strut Tower Braces available in black and chrome for all 94-04 Mustangs. Strut tower braces are great for a couple of different reasons, the first and most obvious plus is the fact that they reduce unwanted chasse flex which simply mean that your ride is going to handle a little better. A byproduct of the bar is it really adds to the under hood styling of your ride especially if you opt for the show worthy chrome finish here in front of me, or if you like to keep things sleek and under the radar in your hood then you might want to opt for our powder coated black finish shown behind me on our 98 GT. These bars are constructed from ultra-strong tubular steel which help keep the front end from flexing while the under load throughout turns. These bars also feature a mounting point on the firewall that really helps the front end to feel a lot more solid. So while these options may not be as flashy as our other strut bars, this brace is all business. This bar does require a small amount of work to get everything installed properly you will need to remove your windshield wipers and the upper cal panel just so you can access the bolts connecting this brace to the firewall. In addition to that you will need to drill into your strut towers as well. Well I know this sounds a little daunting, don’t worry, as long as you follow the detailed instructions on this page you should be all wrapped up in about 2 hours. Any knowledgeable car enthusiast will tell you that a good performance suspension is a sum of all its parts with that in mind will this bar help you turn over a g in the skid pad alone? Probably not, but it will tighten things up dramatically and it will look great under the hood while doing so.

    Reduce Body Flex. When your carving the corners the last thing you want to feel is chassis flex when you rev the engine. This SR Performance Strut Tower Brace is designed for both the GT and V6 Mustang to reduce that unwanted body flex. And is a must for all Mustang owners.

    Quality Construction. The SR Performance Mustang Strut Tower Brace is made from super strong steel tubing to keep your front end from flexing from the torque of your motor and is finished with a classic black powdercoat finish for great looks and durability.

    Simple Bolt-on Installation. This SR Performance Strut Tower Brace is a simple bolt-on that clears the factory intake manifold and is easily install with basic hand tools.

    Application. The SR Performance Black Mustang Strut Tower Brace is designed to fit your 1994 to 2004 V6 or GT Mustang. It will not fit SVT Cobra's, Bullitts or Mach 1 Mustangs.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • (8) eight hex head bolts
    • (8) eight hex head nuts
    • (8) eight lock washers
    • (2) two large washers
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

    Note: This item will not have not have enough clearance when used in combination with an intake spacer on 94-04 Mustangs

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    will it fit will this item fit in my 99 gt conv.. without any major modifications


    • yup! only have to drill the holes and no other modification needed EXCEPT cutting out apiece of plastic on your rear firewall area, super easy, Im a noob at cars and did it no problem, just keep calm take your time and itll be perfect


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    Trick flow intake I have a trick flow track heat intake...will this brace fit over it?? Will any of them??


    • No, the Trick Flow Track Heat intake manifold is too large.


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    shaker If you have a shaker system will you have to use a Mach 1 strut tower bar or will this one work?


    • This one will not fit with Shaker


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    Will this fit in my mustang if I have a large JLT intake already installed? The intake tube is approximatley 4.5 inches


    • I measured the stock GT intake and it is about a 4" diameter. There is a 1/2" clearance for that intake. I believe your intake would be able to fit, considering the above., although it could be a bit tight. I'd take the chance. The tower bar does make a big difference in the handling, says a guy (me) who had it installed on a 4.6 GT convertible. Cowl shake's history.


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    Will this fit a 1994, 1995 Cobra?


    • The SR Performance Black Strut Tower Brace will not properly clear the 94-95 Cobra intake manifold.

      Rob D

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    Is it really necessary to notch out the plastic firewall cover for the install ? Seems like just drilling through the plastic would make a strong enough connection to that portion of the brace ? Any thoughts


    • The SR Performance Black Strut Tower Brace will require trimming the firewall cover, as placing this over the plastic cover will push it out further, causing too large of a gap between the front mounts and strut towers.

      Rob D

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    Customer Reviews (77) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.482143 4.5
    • Fit 4.157895 4.2
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.666667 4.7

    • 5/5

      February 21, 2010

      02 GT

      I have a 2002 Mustang GT. The Strut tower brace was easy to install. Took about an hour and a half maybe a little less then that to install. It really helps the car handle better. With the strut brace installed you can tell that the car is stiffer. It makes cornering a lot easier at a little faster speeds.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (25)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 25, 2011

      Great mod with a few flaws

      With this strut tower brace installed, you will notice a huge difference in the stiffness of your Mustang. The car feels so much more responsive in corners (especially convertibles) and handles like a dream! Drilled holes are necessary for installation so be sure to double check that the brace is directly in the center of the engine bay and close the hood to ensure clearance. Other than those potential issues, this strut tower brace is a must-have for any 94-04 V6 or GT!


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Mobile, Alabama

      Helpful (11)

    • 5/5

      March 07, 2010

      strut tower brace

      made a big differance in cornering. not a bad install,about an hour total. fitment was overall good.


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    • 5/5

      March 18, 2010

      perfect fit must-have!!!

      must have in combination with steeda rear tower brace, aluminum mishimoto radiator w/ custom brackets is a nice addition to this aswell. Makes your suspension stiffer when you slide or grip. must have

      Team Over Rev

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      April 12, 2011

      Black Strut Tower Brace

      Great Product. Durable and a very easy install. There is a noticeable difference of having this compared to not having it install in terms of chasis flex.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      October 11, 2011

      Here it is.............

      A simple bolt on? Are ya nuts? Drilling holes, jacking the car up to fit a bolt. Both sides no less!!!! I have not put the product on yet......A lot of traking this and that off before you can drill the holes into the body of the car............


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 01, 2011

      nice cheap mod

      i have an intake spacer installed in my v6, had trouble fitting the brace without hitting so i hacked it up and made it a nice 2 point brace. I have no regrets in buying this as it still looks good and it was cheap!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      January 04, 2011

      Added parts

      Im pleased with the product. However there is a clearance issue with the throttle body for the v6. So if your planning on getting it you will need to buy spacers for the bolts.


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    • 4/5

      October 30, 2009

      Strut brace

      Tough to install, hard to line up. Broke the wiper cowl in 2 places. After all was done it was worth it.


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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 17, 2015

      Bold On Handling Improvment

      WOW! What a fast, amazing bolt on performance add on. This easy to install strut tower brace really works terrific.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Camarillo, CA

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 15, 2014

      Strut tower brace install

      Longer then 2 hour install time, center on 23" mark but brace is hitting hood on passenger side causing hood to be miss aligned.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Florida

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    • 5/5

      January 14, 2011

      Strut Tower Brace

      The strut tower brace was kind of hard to install. I finished the installation in about two hours. My 2000 Mustang V- 6 feels stiffer when turning. Good overall product.

      Silvestre Moreno Jr.

      Year: 2000

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    • 5/5

      December 29, 2010

      does not fit a 1996 V6

      Strut does not fit a 1996 V6 the guys at South Texas had to cut the strut so it would clear the top of my 3.8L engine

      Mario H

      Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 06, 2017

      Strut tower brace

      This is an awesome product, easy enough to install, looks great and really stiffens up the front.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 19, 2016

      Not a bad product

      All in all, I'm pleased with this product. There are a few issues I did have with this though. One, the welds were a little off and the mounting points did not line up. It was tough to mock up before install because of this until after it was put in the vice and carefully bent back to proper place. And the second issue is my bigger issue with this product. I have bad contact with the brace and the hood on both sides. I measured everything and looked on forums and I have this thing dead center under the hood and mounted as low as it possibly could and it still hits my hood. I had to cut a hole on both sides of my hood to be able to get my hood have proper fitment with the fenders. I didn't realize the issue until after I closed the hood and it put a lot of stress on my fiberglass hood and put a small crack in the paint. No worries to me because the hood needs a repaint anyway, but just a fair warning to those who have good, clean hoods to be careful and learn from my mistake. But all in all I'm happy with this. Car handles better, didn't break my wallet, very fast install even with having to drill all the holes, I can't complain too much.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      September 25, 2016

      Can't make it fit.

      We build hot rods, so we know how to make parts fit, but I am going to call tomorrow and send this part back. It is nowhere close to fitting my 04. The plates that bolt to the strut towers are bent at the wrong angle to cup the tower correctly, and the entire brace is too short to go all the way back to touch the firewall. About an inch gap between brace and firewall when seated. The instructions are horrible, lousy 3rd generation copies that you can not read. I should have bought Maximum Motorsports brace, all their parts I have bought so far fit the way they should. I cheaped out on this part and am paying the price now.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      July 05, 2014

      Strut Tower Brace

      This Brace will not fit a 98 V6 without bending the brace itself. The brace hits the top of the engine and does not even touch the mounting points by the shocks without having to be bent. So currently I have a $130 pience on metal siting in my garage that I can't use for anyting.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6 USAF Italy

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      August 23, 2012

      Post Install tip

      Have a 2000 GT convertible in Sunburst Gold. It needed new shocks and a tower strut for better handling (just got the car and the first owner had not considered performance much, I guess. First suspension up-grade and tune-up after about 70,000 miles. After the install, all I seemed to see under the hood were big shiny install bolts and two holes where the tower was attached to the firewall. I decided this needed a remedy. My solution was to purchase a product called Brush-On- Electrical Tape (or liquid rubber). THis came in a small can with an applicator included. I covered the bolts and the openings with a few coats. The color black matched the under-hood hosing, etc. Now, the bolts are pretty nion-existant and they're protected, too. I even coated the upper bolts of the struts. Very clean and tidy now. Car runs better, too!


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Atlantic Canada

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    • 3/5

      September 13, 2009

      tough job, but worth it!

      Install was tough job. black windshield cowl broke when removed. Also, will not fit 2002 if you have the 3/4 in. plenum installed. Not for the average owner.


      Year: 2002

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 07, 2012

      GREAT handling upgrade!

      Install took about 2 hours (just because I spent way to much time planning on where to drill). Drilling can be a little bit scary and difficult if you dont have the right type of drill, but just take a deep breath and go for it everything turned out perfect! Handling increased DRAMATICALLY! I can really feel it going around turns and through roundabouts, PLUS it makes your engine bay look more aggressive, a MUST have for anyone that likes to go a little fast in their pony.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Utah

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