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I have put a reman'd 4.6L 2V into my 96 GT and I have mounted a new Accufab 70mm Throttle Body and Plenum combo on the engine. Now the factory strut tower braces will not fit.
Can anyone recommend to me a 3 point attach strut tower brace that will clear the Accufab assembly? I would need a distance of about 19 to 20 inches from the firewall out to the cross member of the brace to allow the brace to clear the Accufab and the planned Steeda Cold Air Intake. The front cross member of the brace should pass over the back side of the alternator for good fitment. I would prefer the brace also bolt into the factory drilled mount holes in the strut towers and the firewall.
Thanks for any recommendations.
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Thanks for the response. I have asked American Muscle to perform a measurement on the dimensions of the the SR Performance strut tower brace you linked. SR Performance is the American Muscle "house brand" and they will call down to the AM warehouse and have a brace measured.
I also have Maximum Motorsports doing the same measurement of a brace they have. Here is a link to the brace for my 96 GT.
Im guessing, but maybe one from a 96-97 cobra might fit. Im not sure if its the same design as the GT since the manifold is way different. Along with TB placement. It should bolt right up. You could probably find one for sale cheap
OK. The Steeda strut tower brace perfectly fitted with the enclosed bolts. No additional holes were drilled, the factory holes were used. This Steeda strut tower brace was used with the Steeda Caster Camber plates and the newly installed Accufab 70mm Throttle Body and Plenum combo and the Steeda Cold Air Intake.
Anyone interested in buying an OEM from the factory 1996 Mustang GT 4.6L 2v strut tower brace and throttle body and plenum?
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