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Old 10-12-2018, 10:47 PM
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what strut tower brace fits a 91 firebird 3.1 mfi ?
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:27 PM
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mines a 305 car but I had great luck with the q1a 3 point brace. went in easy.
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Welcome to TGO, babyduck.

Investigate after market strut mounts before pulling the trigger on a STB.

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I'm partial to the BMR STBs. I know they clear the TPI plenum and I like the aesthetics of it because it frames the plenum nicely as well.
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OP has a base model Firebird. Base model Firebird hood has the least clearance of all the styles. I can tell you from my own experience,

* BMR won't fit
* Heidts 3 point TBI won't fit
* Heidts 3 point TPI wont' fit
* Kenny Brown won't fit

My own opinion is that if it is made for TPI then it won't fit.
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Aside from the faux hood vents, I didn't think there was any difference underneath between the T/A hoods and the base birds.
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Not common knowledge. That's why I took time to help.

I mean really, when was the last time you saw a tricked out base model Firebird? Not many people would do that.

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Old 12-11-2018, 07:50 AM
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Mine is a base and my 3 point wentin easy. I heard thats uncommon so i was pretty stoked when i installed it.
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Ya, I've heard the QA1 fits and that is what you have. I was only trying "fixed" bars and not the style with hinges like the QA1. I haven't found a fixed style yet that fits.
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Did you contact DSE to see if their new line will fit? They might have some insight since it was just released.
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Ya, I've heard the QA1 fits and that is what you have. I was only trying "fixed" bars and not the style with hinges like the QA1. I haven't found a fixed style yet that fits.
mine is a fixed 3 point. there are no hinges or adjustments

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mine is a fixed 3 point. there are no hinges or adjustments
The two bolts on each strut act as a pivot. So it can rotate about that joint. So it's not truly fixed. If one strut side goes up the other side doesnt arrest it fully. It's not constrained in every axis.

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Did you contact DSE to see if their new line will fit? They might have some insight since it was just released.
Didn't even bother trying. It is made for TPI and I've done this enough times to know it won't fit my car.

See the thing is a TPI never went in a car with a base model Firebird hood. It's not a combination that has to be considered. My LS engine sits much lower than the TPI and I could easily have a strut tower brace made to fit if I want.

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See the thing is a TPI never went in a car with a base model Firebird hood.
I never thought of this but you're right.
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