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Bought a 2004 GTO and didn't notice it was missing the strut tower brace bar along with a vast number of other parts,got the bar and now it seems not to fit is there something I need to do to spread the Struts out its less than 1/2 inches to tight.
 

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Try lifting it by the lift spot on the front subframe just ahead of the steering rack. This will help the two outside edges droop down a bit.

Having the bar off the car for a while is probably why it won't fit, the car is sagging to the center.
 

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Try lifting it by the lift spot on the front subframe just ahead of the steering rack. This will help the two outside edges droop down a bit.

Having the bar off the car for a while is probably why it won't fit, the car is sagging to the center.
I don't think a strutbar is going to be that structurally important..
 

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I don't think a strutbar is going to be that structurally important..
Actually, it is. A lot of folks who have removed the bar have found it difficult later to reinstall it.
 

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Here is a thread I did quite a while back. I wish the photos were still there as I don't seem to have them on my computer anymore.

 

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I upgraded to BMR strut bar back in 2005 or so, I had it color matched to car., it made huge difference over stock bar.
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Definitely worth the time and money for it. Sucks I gotta do some work to make mine fit again. Dam ps res is in the way now.
 

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I upgraded to BMR strut bar back in 2005 or so, I had it color matched to car., it made huge difference over stock bar. View attachment 501046
How was the fitment of that BMR brace? I got one probably more than 2 years ago but never installed it because it didn't really fit well - when I place it over the strut tops it has a little wobble and doesn't sit or hug the top of the towers anywhere near as good as the stock brace.
 

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How was the fitment of that BMR brace? I got one probably more than 2 years ago but never installed it because it didn't really fit well - when I place it over the strut tops it has a little wobble and doesn't sit or hug the top of the towers anywhere near as good as the stock brace.
Just bolt it down, they fit fine.
 

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How was the fitment of that BMR brace? I got one probably more than 2 years ago but never installed it because it didn't really fit well - when I place it over the strut tops it has a little wobble and doesn't sit or hug the top of the towers anywhere near as good as the stock brace.
Mine fits perfect and snug like it should. No wobble and bolted down just like stock one, nice and tight.
 
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