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    Quote Originally Posted by TS13FST View Post
    Seems like I found the torque spec. Unfortunately I have no idea what it was or where I found it. Tried looking around a little to see if I could find it again and did not have any luck.
    Got this from a helpful fellow on the FB page

    EDIT: since pictures sometimes vanish from this site and I want this answer to be useful going forward, the answer is 85 ft/lbs
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    I have this brace, and I would recommend it to everyone who would like to enhance the driving experience of their ST. The difference is pretty dramatic, so you will know that you spent your money wisely. The brace is of really high quality, and TB Performance is an awesome company to deal with.

    When you install it, be sure to have a nice and long breaker bar. There are two MONSTER bolts that will really frustrate you if you do not have enough leverage. I have a pneumatic impact wrench, and it would not even budge the two bolts that I am talking about.

    This piece gets a 5/5 from me for a few reasons:
    1. When you receive it, the quality is superb. I am not easily impressed, and I thought the quality was perfect.
    2. The fit was spot-on and exact. It also clears my 3" aftermarket exhaust even when the factory brace would not clear it.
    3. The difference in handling stability is well worth the price. There is no second-guessing your purchase.
    4. The owner is super responsive and answers any questions that you might have, even if the question seems silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve973 View Post
    ...When you install it, be sure to have a nice and long breaker bar. There are two MONSTER bolts that will really frustrate you if you do not have enough leverage. I have a pneumatic impact wrench, and it would not even budge the two bolts that I am talking about.
    This brace is next on my "to-do" list. After taking all six of the bolts out, is there anything on the car that could move around that couldn't otherwise because the bolts were securing it? Was it as simple as removing the six bolts, putting this up against the OEM bracing, lining the holes up properly and re-fastening the bolts?
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    I did this last summer, but I remember it being exactly as easy as you described, apart from having to borrow a breaker bar from my neighbor to get the two massive bolts out. On each side, two of the three are pretty easy. The third is a real bastage.
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    Installed the TB Performance cross member brace this evening. Shoutout to @TS13FST and @scoyle2998 for sharing 'lessons learned' from their installs.

    The install was fairly uneventful. The holes from the cross member brace weren't perfectly aligned but after playing with it a bit, I was able to get everything lined up like it should be. Similar to TS13FST's experience, the flanges from the largest bolt were slightly too large for the cross member brace channel; however, I was able to easily grind them down with a Dremel.

    I used Dremel bit 8193 to grind down the flanges on the 21mm bolts (part #CV6Z-00812-A). I held the 21mm bolts with a bench vise to do the grinding. I protected the threads by wrapping them with multiple paper towels. I went around the bolt a couple dozen times with the Dremel to get the flanges ground down to the needed diameter.

    Per scoyle2998's advice, I used 40mm bolts in lieu of the 30mm OEM bolts for the other two bolts. The 40mm bolts had 17mm heads (compared to the 15mm OEM heads) and fit fine in the cross member brace channel. The 40mm bolts were from Bolt Depot -- 10mm x 1.5mm x 40mm -- Product ID 6241.
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