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Old 09-17-2005, 12:31 PM   #81
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i just got mine today, ordered it from gmpd and it only took 10 days and it came in a box... but then no bolts does anyone know what the correct ones are?
how much did you pay?
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Old 09-17-2005, 04:23 PM   #82
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i just got mine today, ordered it from gmpd and it only took 10 days and it came in a box... but then no bolts does anyone know what the correct ones are?
how much did you pay?
$99.75 with shipping
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I had a little trouble installing the GXP bar on my 2004 SE, as it touched the alternator. I use a pry bar a little to bend the whole assy up, and it fit fine! I can tell the difference!
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One question for those who has intalled the STB:
Are the two brackets the same or different?
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The two brackets are the same but one is left hand and the other is a mirror image right hand piece.
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So did we ever determine what size bolts to use? I want to replace my motor mounts and get this guy in before the weather turns nasty.
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Well we know they are metric 8.8, are 50 mm long and the head will fit a 13 mm socket.

Torque to 25 ft-lbs.
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I went to put the brackets on tonight, I figured I could do that bit and then just drop the bar in once I get my solid motor mount in. Right now I've got too much movement and the alternator will hit the bar. Anyhow, as I'm working on the first bolt, cranking away on it, it finally starts too turn. Too bad for me it was just the head snapping off the bolt So I'm going to take it in tomorrow to have that bolt replaced and have the guy that does it put those brackets on, course they'll probably hit me up for an alignment while it'* in...price you gotta pay though i guess. So for all you that haven't done this yet...be careful you don't snap the heads off the bolts
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I took it to two shops this morning to get estimates....it'* not pretty...both in the $400 area. One place saying that the strut tower would need to be replaced and then the car aligned, the other saying that those bolts go directly into the strut and that the strut would need to be replaced (which means both should be replaced) and then the car aligned. Does anyone know what those bolts actually screw into?

I'm half tempted to pull out my rotozip and etch a line in the remenants of the bolt and try to back it out with my big ol' flat head screw driver and a blow torch and some WD-40. Anyone think that'* a good idea to try? I figure I can't make it any worse, right?
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Definitely not a good idea. You snapped the bolt off in the strut mount. At the very least, the strut would have to be removed, broken down (compress the spring), and replace the strut mount.

If you stapped the head off of the bolt, you aren't going to remove it with a screw driver. The fact that most of the strut mount is plastic prohibits the benefits of any appliction of heat.

Good Luck!
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