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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Strut Tower Brace

Just installed an STB from the Malibu SS and it fits 99.9% perfect. I ordered the factory GM part from GMPARTSDIRECT.COM and it took about three weeks but it is here. I installed it on a 2006 g6 gtp convert. I no longer have pronounced cowl shake, excess body lean, or the pesky rattle in the front of the dash. This car handles like it is on rails. 2 nuts 13mm per side and bam its done. On the hood where the highest point of angle for the brace meets the closed hood, place a piece of double sided tape to keep the hood from getting 1" rub marks. You will see it. 96.28 shipped, the best upgrade anyone can do for a car.
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Just installed an STB from the Malibu SS and it fits 99.9% perfect. I ordered the factory GM part from GMPARTSDIRECT.COM and it took about three weeks but it is here. I installed it on a 2006 g6 gtp convert. I no longer have pronounced cowl shake, excess body lean, or the pesky rattle in the front of the dash. This car handles like it is on rails. 2 nuts 13mm per side and bam its done. On the hood where the highest point of angle for the brace meets the closed hood, place a piece of double sided tape to keep the hood from getting 1" rub marks. You will see it. 96.28 shipped, the best upgrade anyone can do for a car.
I installed the STB on my GTP coupe about 2 months ago. I'm glad it helped you out. You may have seen mine below.


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Part number 15286584 - Strut Tower Brace
GM LIST: $133.12
OUR PRICE: $78.92

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quick question?
Any type of modifications need or just bolt on?
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quick question?
Any type of modifications need or just bolt on?
No mods needed, just bolt on.

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Awsome i will be next on the list for this!
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Awsome i will be next on the list for this!
See my earlier photo and be sure to install some heavy vinyl or similar material, at the contact points of the STB.

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I saw the rubbing issues...thanks!
Is this the same brace that is in all the other threads that people have installed,
I see that its a malibu ss stut is that why the bar rubs slightly?
Thanks for the picks!

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I saw the rubbing issues...thanks!
Is this the same brace that is in all the other threads that people have installed,
I see that its a malibu ss stut is that why the bar rubs slightly?
Thanks for the picks!
Yes, this is the STB from the Malibu SS. The STB was not designed for the G6 and that is why there are contact points.

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worth the handling improvement!!!
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Well i ordered mine on the 14th!
Thanks a lot for the help with the dumb questions!

I just got 18" with performance tires so hope this goes good with it my car is already handling better like night and day diffrence.
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Just installed mine last night - I did have to widen the hole for the extra nut or whatever that is on the right strut tower as it didn't quite match up

Now riddle me this - Pontiac is supposed to be GM's performance brand ("We Build Excitement" etc.), and of course the STB is a great handling enhancement at the slight sacrifice of ride comfort, so HOW COME my Grand Prix didn't come with one and I had to get a BUICK REGAL part instead, and now we need a CHEVROLET part? Shouldn't it be the other way around

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Looks like someone knew a few years ago about Pontiac's future demise.....

and we couldnt see the forrest through the trees.

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I ordered my STB from GM parts direct. They have gone up some; they are $98.82, and list at $166.70. I'm looking forward to putting it on, along with the other goodies I've ordered over the past couple days, Jet Performance Stage 2 Module and Xenon 5500k head/fog lights. Feels like X-mas in July!!!
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Pics!

It's in there somewhere, darnit!


OK there it is


That extra hole doesn't quiiiiiiite line up with the white nut thing sticking up, so it took me about 15 minutes with a not-very-powerful drill to widen the hole just enough to let it get through


Plenty o' clearance


Couple pics from the other side (noticed that my CRABs are drooping again )



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