MM-MMSTB-5-1 - Strut Tower Brace for 1996-1997 Mustang GTs, Powdercoated Black
Maximum Motorsports Strut Tower Brace for 1996-1997 Mustang GTs, powdercoated black.
The MM Strut Tower Brace will make your car's handling more stable and predictable by stiffening the front portion of the chassis. Our unique strut tower brace design provides a load path between the two individual strut towers and between each strut tower and the firewall. This keeps the strut towers from moving relative to each other. Flexing of the strut towers, both fore/aft and side-to-side, causes unpredictable handling because the flexing causes alignment changes and a lack of roll coupling. A MM Strut Tower Brace will prevent the alignment from changing during hard braking and cornering. An additional benefit of increased chassis rigidity from the strut tower brace is a reduction in firewall and dashboard vibration, metal fatigue, and noise. Ford finally recognized the benefits and started installing strut tower braces beginning with the 1994 models.
Unique Features of Maximum Motorsports Strut Tower Braces:
MM STB main tubes are made of rigid 1-1/4" diameter DOM seamless tubing. This tubing is twice as stiff as the generally used 1" tubing, and DOM seamless tubing is 30% stiffer than the more commonly used ERW, seamed tubing.
The firewall mounting point for the rear support tubes is the pinchweld that runs the width of the firewall. When attaching something to sheet metal, the best mounting point is at a joint or a corner, such as the pinchweld on the Mustang's firewall. The pinchweld on the firewall was formed by folding together three pieces of metal (the upper firewall, the lower firewall, and the floor of the cowl), and then welding them together. This provides an extremely stiff mounting point for our Strut Tower Brace.
Nearly all other strut tower braces attach to the center of the firewall, its weakest and most flexible portion. Attaching there adds little stiffness, and leads to cracking and tearing of the firewall.
On 5.0L Mustang engines, MM Strut Tower Braces allow the use of all popular intake manifolds because no part of the brace passes over the top of the intake manifold.
MM Strut Tower Braces are designed to allow the use of MM Caster/Camber plates.
MM Strut Tower Braces are attached with high quality grade 5 hardware.
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