Installing a Buick STB
By Mike DeQuardo
GP rear strut tower bar (via Buick Regal OEM front shock tower bar p/n
12456148, (GM refers to it as an 'f-bar kit') Total installed price; $8.
The bar has two holes on each end. I simply 'reamed' out one on each end
(on the side closest to me) with a 1/2 inch drill bit. Not very scientific
and quite sloppy to be honest. I just kept reaming it out until I could
slip the bar over the two strut tower mounting bolts easily. Then I simply
removed the two nuts from those bolts with a 15mm open ended wrench
(ratcheting version would be preferable but not necessary), placed the bar
on, and snugged up the nuts tight. 20 minute job.
Have questions? Ask Mike DeQuardo (firstname.lastname@example.org)