It was one of my first mods on the Challenger. It did stiffen up the front quite a bit. As far as install, took about an hour, but I didn't have to remove the cowl. I was able to work around it.
I have to agree... mine did not line up on the drivers side... The push pins are a PITA... the ones they supply in the kit are glossy so they will look different... all that being said it does look good when the job is done.Just wanted to follow up on this thread. Finally got around to installing the strut brace today.
For the record I'd like to say the Razor's Edge strut bar is a total PITA to install! It's a great design from an engineering/structural standpoint. But, from an installation and instructions standpoint it sucks! The instructions are poorly written and do not come near to telling you all that is involved with the installation.
The main issue I had with it was the holes for the shock tower bolts did not line up properly on the driver's side, I had to take a drill and drill them out bigger for more clearance so the bar wouldn't damage the threads. Then after that, the stock bolts/washers would not fit back on in a couple spots due to the bar welds coming in contact with the washers. So I had to get my angle grinder out and file the washers down super flat on one side so they'd clear everything and sit down flush so I could tighten them.
In my opinion, Razor's Edge/Speedlogix should supply new washers/bolts to put on their bar that fit properly and not leave it up to the customer to do all this extra work after spending nearly $300 for this bar. They supply new bolts for the bar to mount to the firewall, why not add 6 more bolts/washers with two that are ground down properly to fit? Can't add that much to the total cost of the bar. And it would cost next to nothing to update the instructions and provide more details, steps, and pictures of stuff. If you're not somewhat mechanically inclined and don't have an angle grinder/grinding wheel/drill/dremel then you're out of luck with this bar.
Needless to say, I'm still happy that I purchased it and glad that I was able to overcome some of the obstacles with the installation. I'm impressed with the structure of the bar, the design, and the welds, not to mention the overall weight (very lightweight). Unfortunately I didn't have enough time today to test it out on any corners or anything. I'll have to do that tomorrow on the way to work. Looking forward to some better handling/cornering now!
Overall my conclusion is, if you're somewhat mechanically inclined and have a little more than just basic tools in your garage, then this is a great strut bar. If you're not too mechanically inclined and just have basic tools then I would stick with a bar like the Mopar, Petty's Garage, Drake, etc. Ones that just bolt into the stock bar and connect to the shock towers. Much less involved with the installation on those designs of bars.