Maximum Motorsports 99-01 Cobra Strut Tower Brace (Powdercoated Black)The MM strut tower brace uses three bolts at each strut tower top, as three bolts are more rigid than two. We use 5/16" bolts, rather that the commonly used 1/4" bolts (which are known to break).
MM's main tube is made of rigid 1-1/4" DOM seamless tubing. 1-1/4" tubing is twice as stiff as the generally used 1" tubing, and DOM seamless tubing is is 30% stiffer than the commonly used ERW type tubing.
The firewall mounting point for the strut towers rear braces is the pinchweld which runs the width of the firewall. This pinchweld was formed by folding three pieces of metal together, and then welding them together. When attaching something to sheet metal, the best mounting point is at a joint or a corner, such as the pinchweld (the joining of the upper firewall, the lower firewall, and the floor of the cowl). The pinchweld is the strongest portion of the firewall, providing an extremely stiff mounting point for the strut brace.
Nearly all other strut tower braces attach to the center of the firewall - the weakest and most flexible point. Attaching in this location adds little stiffness, and leads to cracking and tearing of the firewall.
Our strut tower brace allows the use of all popular intake manifolds because no part of the brace passes over the top of the intake manifold.
The MM strut tower brace is designed to allow the use of caster/camber plates.
Flexing of the strut towers, both fore/aft and side to side, causes unpredictable alignment and handling changes, lack of roll coupling, vibration and metal fatigue. The MM Strut Tower Brace keeps the strut towers from moving relative to each other, by providing a load path between the strut towers and between each strut tower and the firewall. This will prevent alignment from changing under braking and cornering, making the car more stable and predictable. In addition, the increase in rigidity from the strut tower brace will also reduce firewall and dashboard vibration, metal fatigue and noise.
The MM Strut Tower Brace is unique: