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Old 05-25-2010, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default Brace bars & engine mounts?

Alright well while me & kris were scoping out the Bonneville inside-out today, we both came across something that we are both curious about. Does anyone sell brace bars or engine mounts like what I have on the Monte for Bonnevilles? I know the STB is out there but I'm just talking about the 4 I have in the following pic.
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Kind of a crappy angle but I think you guys know what I'm talking about. By the looks of the Bonns engine bay setup, if the brace bars & all do exist, they wouldn't exactly be like mine.
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Anyone have any idea if they exist or not?

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No, there are no brace bars sold. The reason the W body cars got them is because the motor mounts to the radiator support and the support needs the added structure to hold the motor. The Bonneville'* have all their mounts down low and the subframe takes care of all the support.

My Bonneville has less engine movement than a full poly W body.
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The bars do nothing for handling on the Bonnes. Get a STB and poly swaybar end links and that will be enough
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The bars do nothing for handling on the Bonnes. Get a STB and poly swaybar end links and that will be enough
I'd add sway center bushings. They usually make more of a difference than the endlinks.
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kk thanks guys. i think he wanted them more for the looks then anything bcuz mine look so good & all
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Thats all they would do is add a sporty look underhood
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