WhiteLine Front Strut Brace

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  1. Speedhunter

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    Using the car selector it says it fits...why would you order a part of you're not sure it fits...
     
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    Exactly asking to their customer service and with their website both told me it fit

    But in reality not

    Just want to know maybe if someone here try it ?

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    I haven't heard of many aftermarket strut braces... company should refund you and pay for shipping
     
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    Did you get the right part? Has your car been in an accident?
     
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    No I meant did the right part show up at your house
     
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    it seems ... good part number on the box ... the 2 base on the shock tower seem to fit for the bar touch the crawl any side I try
     
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    Do you have a pic
     
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    here
     

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    That's just fucking weird
     
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    I think this is the only strut tower brace for Gen 1, where you able to resolve the issue ? I was thinking of getting one but I could not find any pics installed on line. Let us know.
     
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    Smash the tabs, inverse the mount and install to bar on them
     
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    Is the front suspension stock? Do you have an alignment with maxed caster?
     
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    What would alignment have to do with it?

    It looks like the top hat mounts need some offset and they manufactured them centered so it couldn't clear the cowl cover. Which sucks considering its top dollar whiteline stuff.
     
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    Any strut brace I have seen for the ms3 is really close to the cowl so that it can clear the tmic. On stock suspension the camber and caster are set by moving the strut around which would necessitate moving the studs that the brace is mounting to.

    Honestly since op is fmic they could just get any strut brace for a standard Mazda 3
     
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    Hey OP do you mind posting some pics installed. thanks
     
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    I know what you're thinking, but those 3 OEM bolts that hold the top hat are smaller than the actual holes in the tower. Think hot dog in a hallway....

    I am curious to know why it was such a tight fit though.
     
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    I know it doesn't make sense but I can't see why it wouldn't fit

    Almost has to be a manufacturing problem
     
    Easter Bunny, via a mobile device, May 24, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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