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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Which Strut Bar would you recommend for the 2008 Pontiac G6?

GM Strut Tower Brace?

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Racingline Strut Brace?


Also, were would I get this strut bar? Would I be able to get the GM strut bar at the dealership?

I just want people opinions on this topic. I want to get the best. I've seen some that utilize 2 screws on each strut and the raceingline one uses all 4 on the strut on each side. I'm just curious.
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Also, were would I get this strut bar? Would I be able to get the GM strut bar at the dealership?
A friend told me about this new search engine called "Google" the other day. Seems like a strange name, but it seems to work.

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You can try gmpartsdirect.. I heard the racingline is on back order but may be cheaper.

I dont have one but have heard great things about the racingline, not sure on a factory gm one..

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google is a interesting tool. I'm a IT Director smarty-pants! ... I'm asking for advice from other that have done this themselves... G6 owner advice can't be googled... smart one :P
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Well, unlike headlights I don't think you'll get too many "so-and-so's STB is great but this-n-that's STB sucks!". I mean, as long as it fits the car you just bolt it on and go (faster around curves ). Actually there were some brands that had hood clearance issues but AFAIK both of your choices are OK in that regard. So I guess price out what's best for you and git er done!

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You can try gmpartsdirect.. I heard the racingline is on back order but may be cheaper.

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this... you can still place an order at racingline but im pretty positive Taz said they wouldnt be there till next week.
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google is a interesting tool. I'm a IT Director smarty-pants! ... I'm asking for advice from other that have done this themselves... G6 owner advice can't be googled... smart one :P
Actually, quite often when I am searching for info on the G6, the first few hits on google are links to threads on this site.

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Just got my racingline used from a member here and I like it. It had a hole pre-stamped for the power steering ground post (also believe that post is also used if you have a manual for the clutch fluid tank) so I didn't have to grind anything off. Install was simple too.

Now as for it's effectiveness, it does help, but will not let you take clover leaf on/off ramps much faster than before. Meaning, you won't be adding crazy MPH to that turn, though it does feel more solid at the same speeds from compared to without the bar.

Regarding getting the one over the other... I don't think it'll matter. On my GTO, GM put a factory STB on the car and I replaced it with one from BMR fabrication that was 4 times as thick. It was painted to match and looked mean as hell, but did not offer any more stability over the stocker. So I think that regardless of the one you go with, it'll offer similar performance. Now, if the racingline was adjustable like the ones I had in my Grand Am, then that would be a different story

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