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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby GatorJ - November 4th, 2018, 11:29 am

kafai wrote:
vpasla1 wrote:I just wanted to bump this thread to see how the strut tower brace has held up over the years. Just generally and in the northern areas with lots of snow and salt etc.

I've been contemplating getting one for the Escape for a while.


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Anything else I can assist you ? May leave us the year of your Esacpe ?


Any updates on a modified brace for the 2008-2012 Ford Escape Hybrids?
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby Familyguy - November 6th, 2018, 12:52 am

Ditto on wanting a hybrid update...I have a 2010 Hybrid that needs one.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - November 22nd, 2018, 1:56 am

Dear Friends,

It stopped developing the said strut bar for hybrid model.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby mdavis2010 - February 7th, 2019, 12:22 pm

How did it turn out on your 2010? I'm about to order this for my 2010.
I'm balancing on the fence on this. It seems great, but with three kids, $180 is a lot of money.
Does anybody still use this forum?
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby kafai - February 11th, 2019, 11:29 am

mdavis2010 wrote:How did it turn out on your 2010? I'm about to order this for my 2010.
I'm balancing on the fence on this. It seems great, but with three kids, $180 is a lot of money.
Does anybody still use this forum?


Hi friends,

Just back to office from Chinese New Year (year sign of piggie). We have a member's offer $148 us, included airmail to CA/ US. We got your email.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby csonni - January 6th, 2020, 7:36 pm

So....I was close to ordering the brace here (https://www.ebay.ca/itm/07-12-Mazda-Tri ... #vi-ilComp) but, when selecting the "Flex" on my 2010 Limited 6 cyl., it is telling me it's not compatible, but, when choosing "gas", it is. Any ideas?

Also, has anyone grabbed a hold of their brace and given the car a good shake? Is there any flex in the brace at all? Or is it entirely stiff...only shaking the car?
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby csonni - January 6th, 2020, 10:35 pm

Just ordered mine.

This engineer put the whole concept to the test and concludes that at best, strut braces for your typical modern car is "gimmicky." I guess I'll find out once I install mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjGYaeYew8s
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby csonni - January 20th, 2020, 8:20 pm

Arrived today. Going on tomorrow.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby csonni - January 21st, 2020, 12:39 pm

Took more than 10 minutes....more like an hour. Had to drill out 3 holes intended for the plastic threaded studs as the holes weren’t big enough. Some advice when installing:

Make sure you have your Loctite with you. I forgot mine but torqued down the 8 nuts anyways.
Position the 2 bolts that tighten the bar to the mounting plates so they can be pulled out toward the front of the vehicle. They’re too long to push through with the firewall plastic in the way.

You’ll have to figure out how to tighten down the wiring harness as the plastic hold down clamp will no longer fit over plastic stud which is too close to the mounting plate.

To be honest, I need to take the Escape for a snappier trip around the block, and on dry pavement, to notice the difference.
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Re: Strut tower brace installed

Postby csonni - January 21st, 2020, 4:46 pm

Looks as though I’m talking to myself haha.
After a bit of driving, I think the bar does make a difference. Having said that, new struts and shocks have really changed the ride more than anything else. But, yeah, I think there’s something to it.
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