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    Default Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    Picked up a strut tower bar from the yard for $8 off a 3400 Monte Carlo. It has an bend in it to accommodate the alternator in the 3400's. Would this throw off anything if I installed it or should I just wait for a straight bar? It bolt pattern doesn't look uneven on the top of the strut towers.



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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    Sell it to someone with a GXP, they're always looking for those. Or offer it in trade for a straight STB.

    If it fits on your GTP and doesn't hit anything in the engine bay or the hood, I don't see an issue with using it.

    But you might get someone who really wants one and can't find it themselves, maybe work out a deal with them to get a straight one.
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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    I'll keep that in mind if anyone needs one. Installed it pretty much 2 minutes after your post. The thing is beefy!
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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    Pics or it didn't happen, hahaha ; )

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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?



    Done and Done. Need new struts!!! I did go back outside and put the cover over the fuse box after seeing the picture. I also installed the two piece cowl from my old car. I am awaiting the water deflector and cabin air filter from Amazon.
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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    If you needed the deflector and filter, I imagine it all got wet? Cabin filters that get soaked turn into ugly mold and mildew farms. You might want to shop vac out the cavity, then spray down the inside with Lysol or the like. Test run your fan and listen for anything that may have fallen down in, before you button it up.
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    I like the Monte strut bar because accessing the PS reservoir is still possible with it installed.

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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    After putting a 3800 brace on a friends 03 3400 monte I never understood why they did the bend on the 3400 cars

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    Default Re: Curved 3.4 Monte Carlo Strut bar ok to use on GTP?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcmonzai View Post
    I like the Monte strut bar because accessing the PS reservoir is still possible with it installed.
    You LIE... That thing isn't accessible! Lol

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