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post #16 of 35 Old 06-19-2012, 01:52 AM
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dont know if the year of our car makes a difference buy mine is a 2011 and that one hole was off. tooslows somehow fit and his is a 2007.


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So then it might be out of tolerance as some above posted , did you guys got hold with RacingLine on that matter !
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Maybe the car is twisted. Like a licorice stick.



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you really did not need to modify the brace at all. If you search on here, you will find other people had similar initial issues, but they (me included)just had to reinstall the mounting brackets according to the instructions Taz provided and everything went together. I too first did it like i have done with countless other FSTB on other cars, and I had issues, but it was because I didn't follow the directions correctly.

So, in the end it did come down to following directions, because everyone had the same problem the OP had, and they were able to put it on by doing it correctly without having to drill out any holes.

http://racinglineperformance.com/shop/pc/pdf/18652.pdf

it even tells you the order of which to install the bolts so you don't have the problem

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id rather him explain why the holes dont line up. trust me i followed his instructions and did NOT work for me. and on a solid one piece stb on my other car whats the excuse? ive made my own stb braces for my old school cars. its not rocket science or a technical thing. just a bar with holes designed to line up with studs or holes for bolts. in the altimas case its two brackets with holes that should line up with the holes on the strut tower. one bracket lines up the other one dont. option A is mount it with two bolts or option B drill out that one hole bigger and use all 3 bolts. i went with option B

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I have a 2012 3.5 SR sedan. Installing front brace was a nightmare. Side brackets needed to be bent slightly ( damaging paint). Although front tower face is flat (like bracket) it does NOT lie in the same horizontal plane as the brace bar. No drilling was required but I was tempted for a bit. Strut assembly moves and needs to be constantly aligned. BUT THE BIGGEST problems original bolts from tower for brackets ARE TOO SHORT....I had to leave everything hanging to get at least 1/4 longer, metric, S/S bolts and washers. Original Nissan bolts also not very strong ( they could be strengthened aluminium bolts only). Does brace work? .....YES it tightens up front of car, steering is felt to be more precise.

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why didnt u use the bolts than came with the STB?

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i was wondering the same thing

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This was on my list but now i may consider another brand, I know this is the best built strut bar, but if the damn thing dont line up I dont wanna mess with it. Sounds like the problems have been a crap shoot. I like to play craps in the casino.
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I had the same issues on a couple parts i just redrilled and called it a day. The reason i will never be pissed is the aftermarket for altima is hardly nothin compared to honda. For the few companies that produce parts for us I am truly appreciative and as long as i can somewhat modify the part I will take it!
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the instructions does mention to jack the car up a bit which will relieve stress on the strut towers and it should go on better. did u guys not do that?

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To 702L32 & tooslow_4_U: Because NO F..ng bolts for brackets were supplied....! The only 2 bolts supplied along with washers and nuts were the long ones that attach bar to brackets. I think RL products are generally good.....the operations, customer service and attention to detail is MICKEY MOUSE...!
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Did you contact them about the missing hardware? If so, what was the response?

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to 702l32 & tooslow_4_u: Because no f..ng bolts for brackets were supplied....! The only 2 bolts supplied along with washers and nuts were the long ones that attach bar to brackets. I think rl products are generally good.....the operations, customer service and attention to detail is mickey mouse...!
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the instructions does mention to jack the car up a bit which will relieve stress on the strut towers and it should go on better. did u guys not do that?
i did that and it did not make a difference or made it worse for me i dont remember. it took me hours to put a part on a car that should only take 15 mins. i was able to do a brake pad change on all four wheels of my car faster than it took me to install a damn STB, and i had to jack up and remove/reinstall ALL 4 wheels too.


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