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How tough was pulling the fender for install? I know when I dinged my fender, I couldn't get the leading edge off w/o removing the bumper, too. That's the only thing keeping me from buying a set to complement my AR underbody and FM front shock, and rear cannon brace.
 
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How tough was pulling the fender for install? I know when I dinged my fender, I couldn't get the leading edge off w/o removing the bumper, too. That's the only thing keeping me from buying a set to complement my AR underbody and FM front shock, and rear cannon brace.
You do need to remove the nose to get at the two front bolts holding the fender on. Other than that, it's easy to remove the plastic fender liners and get the fender off.
 

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Afternoon job. Easy to do.
 

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When i did my body brace, it outlined how shaky the front was. My hardtop stopped popping the latches, but every bump put the steering wheel all over the place.

I went onto ebay THAT DAY and bought a 5.00 wonder bar. (aka the cheapo shocktower bar). That stopped most of the shake. The next day I found a killer deal on an FM highmount bar, and bought it cause it'd clear my ITBs when I build the adapterplate. Installing it removed a BUNCH more shake, but there's still some there, and it's like I'm feeling torsional flex, and the old "cowl shake" everyone comments on. The back of the car doesn't do anything, the steering feels spot on, but i feel the area in front of me shake and shimmy. I'm pretty sure that buying/building a pair of those'd stop that shimmy for me.

My roommate is saying "just put a cage in" instead. ;) I'm too rotund to squeeze around a cage.
 

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My roommate is saying "just put a cage in" instead. ;) I'm too rotund to squeeze around a cage.
It's also pretty unsafe if you aren't wearing a helmet at all times...
FWIW, something I've tried firsthand that really helps is FM's Butterfly Brace. I was lucky enough to drive a car equipped with the prototype setup. Other than the BB, it had almost exactly the same bracing as my car. The difference between the two was night and day!
 
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