Anybody have a strut tower brace on their GT?

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    I want to put a strut tower brace on my GT. I was looking on ebay and a lot of the sites said it won't fit the 3.6 engine. I'm guessing that's because of the engine cover. Other than that can't see any reason it wouldn't fit. What do you guy's think?!
     
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    The only strut tower brace that I know about that would work would be the Petty's Garage brace. Check it out at the link below.

    Looks good and the price is decent too. Says it's for 2011-current Challengers w/3.6 V6 engines.

    Petty's Garage Strut Tower Brace

    The other question is whether or not strut braces actually work to a degree that it'd be noticeable on a street driven car. I'm not so sure you'd notice a whole lot of chassis flex reduction unless you take your car to a track regularly and actually race it. The Placebo Effect may be involved to a certain degree I think. It does give the engine compartment a cool look though. There's a lot of talk on the internet about whether they are worth it or not if you Google search that topic.
     
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    ^You'll definitely notice the difference on the expressway on and off ramps. ;)..that's with front and rear braces.
     
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    Cool! Thanks for the link! I like the idea of making the engine compartment a little more interesting. Especially for the car shows. As an interesting side note....So far I've been the only one at the local cruise night with an AWD GT. LOL!

    I could also see your point in regards to a Placebo Effect. Still though, I figure It can't hurt to have it.

    Sounds good to me! BTW, I LOVE the hood you have on your car! That's also on my build list! :) :)
     
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    Good Point! I never thought about that situation and I've done some tight exit and entrance ramps in my day. The chassis does get pretty "hectic" if you're going into or out of one of those types of ramps too fast...especially if they're filled with a lot of short dips and rises. The car is probably experiencing something similar to road race type track dynamics depending on how "hot" your getting into it.
     
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    In our area the Challenger GT's have been pretty good sellers - they don't sit on the lot too long. I've seen 3 so far cruising around and at this rate they'll outnumber the regular Challengers. You'll have lots of fun with that car and there are plenty of things you can do to personalize it and not all of them are expensive. Keep checking out this forum and you'll get an idea of what I'm talking about LOL!
     
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    I just noticed in your sig that you're from Kankakee IL. I'm on the far NW side of Chicago O'Hare area. I guess it's a small world after all! LOL! I've seen a few around here, not too many though. I think it's the perfect car for us Midwest folks. I'm sure you know how bad the winters can be here!

    I've been going a bit crazy with the car in terms of personalization! I've had it about a month now and I've added: Flowmaster 44's with resonator deletes, window tint 20%, R/T style stripes, Weathertech floor mats, Airaid CAI, rear window louvers, and a spoiler blackout. I also put in the Mopar bright pedal kit that came with the car. Future plans call for summer rims/tires, Pedal Commander, TA style hood, strut tower brace, and slotted rotors! :)
     
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    Nice GT! Those pedals were tough to get on, eh? Lol
     
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    Thanks! The gas pedal was easy, the brake pedal took some manipulation!
     
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    I took the car back to the dealership and had them put on for me. It was impossible for me!
     
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    Yeah, that brake pedal was tough to get on!
     

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