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now what do i do? strut tower brace question..


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#1 starkiller

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 09:31 AM

well, bought a jc sports front strut tower brace, was told it would fit with no problem, got it installed ok but now the hood won't close without alot of persuasion :) it seems to be hitting back on the hood where the windshield washer hoses are, there is a lip on the underside of the hood, hard to tell as its not easy trying to hold the hood up with one hand, use a flashlight with the other hand and bend down and look to see what the heck is going on...any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:43 AM

The first step would be to contact JC Sports and explain the problem.

Maybe there's a special proceedure to fit the bar on your vehicle, or perhaps they shipped you the wrong part.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:57 AM

well, its a used bar i bought from someone here in seattle and jc sports no longer deals with the public from what i understand...

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 12:54 PM

You need to verify that you have the correct bar for your vehicle.

Is there a part number on it, or any identification?

Who is the manufacturer?

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 12:56 PM

no numbers on it at all...its jc sports

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:03 PM

JC Sports will not help you at all, so you are out of luck. Sorry to hear of your misfortune, I hope you figure something out :)

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:07 PM

maybe i could flip it over or something :)

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 02:57 PM

I've heard of that happening, and I think what the person ended up doing was putting some shaving cream or something on the bar, seeing where it intefered, and pounding that part of the hood in a bit.

You could also sell it and try a different bar, I suppose.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 04:43 PM

I've heard of that happening, and I think what the person ended up doing was putting some shaving cream or something on the bar, seeing where it intefered, and pounding that part of the hood in a bit.

You could also sell it and try a different bar, I suppose.


Modelling clay will show you where it is hitting.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 05:29 PM

maybe i could flip it over or something :)

I was just gonna suggest that, but you beat me to it. :grin: Some of the bars are designed to face the front. It gets really tight at the rear with bar hitting on the A/C hoses and fittings.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 06:07 PM

well, i managed to flip it over, but had to relocate the cruise control module for it :) fits ok now...thanx everyone for your suggestions!




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