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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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Old 04-06-2015, 10:20 PM   #6
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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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Old 04-13-2015, 09:08 PM   #9
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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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Old 04-14-2015, 05:05 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info...gonna probably get one...hopefully it will help
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