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Old 04-06-2015, 08:43 AM   #1
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Just got an 07 gt vert and was wondering how some of you have stiffened the chassis. My doors and windows rattle when I go over bad surfaces and I want to fix this before I move on to other things.alsp does a strut tower brace really help with cowl shake. Thanks stangers...
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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Just got an 07 gt vert and was wondering how some of you have stiffened the chassis. My doors and windows rattle when I go over bad surfaces and I want to fix this before I move on to other things.alsp does a strut tower brace really help with cowl shake. Thanks stangers...
My 14 is pretty solid with very minimal cowl shake. I just finished lowering and stiffening suspension so we'll ser how much effect that has. Front strut tower brace is standard on 14 gt vert.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:52 PM   #3
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the vert is like a different car to the coupe..i had to sell mine after driving a coupe.
only thing the vert has as underneath support is those 2 skinny bars at the back lol..bit of a joke tbh
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:28 PM   #4
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Just got an 07 gt vert and was wondering how some of you have stiffened the chassis. My doors and windows rattle when I go over bad surfaces and I want to fix this before I move on to other things.
there's nothing to fix. Mustang is a unit-body car; the body is the structure. And the roof (along with the pillars) is a big part of that structure. losing the roof means the car must be less rigid. you can try bolting on some **** but it'll never be as rigid as the coupe.

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nope. a strut tower brace improves handling by preventing changes in the front suspension geometry under cornering loads.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:02 PM   #5
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Had a fox body vert and sub frame connectors made a huge difference and that vert was held together with a few metal plates and pop rivets. So I would think this vert would be much better in the rigidity department
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Had a fox body vert and sub frame connectors made a huge difference and that vert was held together with a few metal plates and pop rivets. So I would think this vert would be much better in the rigidity department
^ this. HD sub-frame connectors is about the only thing you could do. Welded would be better than bolt on.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:45 AM   #7
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Had a fox body vert and sub frame connectors made a huge difference and that vert was held together with a few metal plates and pop rivets. So I would think this vert would be much better in the rigidity department
I didn't say it wasn't! I just said it's not as rigid as the coupe.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:57 PM   #8
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My convertible is quite solid for normal driving. Sure, there's a difference between it and my couple under harder conditions - but that's the way things go. Don't get a convertible if you want a race car.
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Just got an 07 gt vert and was wondering how some of you have stiffened the chassis. My doors and windows rattle when I go over bad surfaces and I want to fix this before I move on to other things.alsp does a strut tower brace really help with cowl shake. Thanks stangers...
I just put a strut tower brace on my 05 Gt convertible today, and that annoying rattling of the mirrors and doors was reduced significantly, almost completely! The brace came from American Muscle; I went with the chrome version, since the engine bay is primarily all black. http://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-str...0509-gtv6.html Hope this helps!
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Thanks for the info...gonna probably get one...hopefully it will help
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My 14 is pretty solid with very minimal cowl shake. I just finished lowering and stiffening suspension so we'll ser how much effect that has. Front strut tower brace is standard on 14 gt vert.
I recently took delivery of a GT premium 2015 mustang convertible after a nearly 4 month wait replacing my 2013 GT Premium convertible with over 44,000 trouble free miles on the clock. It is somewhat stiffer than the 2013 which was quite good but still is not as rock solid as the coupe. In contrast, some years prior I had a 1999 GT convertible that was considerably less rigid, so much so that my wife didn't want to ride in it if it could be avoided. This newest model is so much different from others in many ways that I really can't get over it, it seems the only thing they didn't change was the galloping pony on the grill. Just my opinion folks!

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That crap they call support under the verts is shameful. I was afraid to take it out. Once in my hand, I felt like I was holding cheap scrap metal. Kinda like buying a cheap desk at WalMart vs a top notch one from a furniture store.

Get the BMR weld in Subframe connectors and at the very least, a panhard bar. If you want to go nuts like I did, get a Watts link. Mine is Whiteline but I believe BMR also makes one now or, is at least in the testing stages.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:30 AM   #13
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Has any of your bracing eliminated the door rattle? I'm not as interested in improving handling as much as I am in improving ride quality and solid feel.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:18 AM   #14
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yes, my doors do not rattle unless I nail a pothole or something. If all you are concerned about is the ratting, dyno mat makes a spray foam. you could use that to fill the space between the door cover and the door I would imagine. Would be a hell of a lot cheaper too
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