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Old 05-05-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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I'm installing the strut tower brace from the Bonneville GXP on my aurora. Only problem, is that it did not come with the bolts that hold the bar to the brackets. Did any of you get these bolts with your GXP bar? I don't know if I should try getting them at a GM dealer or not, or if I should just go to a hardware store and try matching them up. any ideas?

It was a very tight fit on my Aurora!
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That'* cool that it fits for you. I can't answer the bolt question for you yet ordered mine little over a week ago. How long did it take for everyone to get? mine was on a small list of needed stuff from gmpartsdirect.com
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The bolts are metric and 2" long. Can't remember the thread size but a 13 mm socket fits the head. Go with an 8.8 grade. Equivalent to Grade 5 high strength. Torque to 30 ft-lbs, same as strut mount bolts.

My brace took 5 weeks to come from the dealer.

Taylor, you will have to bend the end brackets in a vise in order to clear the alternator.
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The bolts are metric and 2" long. Can't remember the thread size but a 13 mm socket fits the head. Go with an 8.8 grade. Equivalent to Grade 5 high strength. Torque to 30 ft-lbs, same as strut mount bolts.

My brace took 5 weeks to come from the dealer.

Taylor, you will have to bend the end brackets in a vise in order to clear the alternator.
So did yours come with the bolts, or did you have to find some like I do?
BTW, mine took 2 weeks to get here.
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Didn't come with bolts. Had to get them separately.
Make sure they are high strength bolts.
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