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    Buick Frame Brace

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    Buick Frame Brace

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:38 am

    This one was new to me, never heard of it until recently, apparently this was installed on some Buick Roadmasters, to soften the drone from the exhaust. Now everyone has their opinion and alot of folks are saying this doubles as a frame stiffener for increased frame strength, which increases handling of the car. This part is so cheap and easy to install, i mean why not? It bolts up just before the rear bumper in front of the 5mph absorbers, 4-13mm bolts later, and your done. You could probably fab one yourself. And these fit all b bodies from 77- 96, Impala ss's included. Search up gm part number 10225142 this thing only costs 21 bucks minus shipping, it comes painted black i believe. Now the next step up is a polished stainless steel brace that costs 55 bucks and heres the link to that http://rmsautoparts.com/proddetail.php?prod=SS-0054-StainlessRearFrameBrace


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    Re: Buick Frame Brace

    Post  bigbluebox on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:51 pm

    its worth a shot i guess. it would probably be pointless for someone like me without a rear sway bar but since it comes in stainless, may get one any way lol.
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    Re: Buick Frame Brace

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:14 pm

    Same here, ill get the stainless one too, why not, people on other forums say they noticed a difference especially going over some bad railroad tracks, i figure why not? Its cheap lol


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    1984 Caprice Sedan, 305 motor, 700r4
    1978 Caprice Sedan, 305 motor, th350
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    1972 Ford F-100, 302 windsor, c4 trans
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    Re: Buick Frame Brace

    Post  79treemaster on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:38 am

    So all Buicks have them?  Might be able to go to the junk yard and get one for $10.00.    
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    Re: Buick Frame Brace

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:03 am

    only the 91-96 roadmasters had them, im not sure if all of them came with one.


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    1978 Caprice Sedan, 305 motor, th350
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    Re: Buick Frame Brace

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:57 pm

    You can just make your own for a few bucks.  I did.  And yes it made a difference.  Basically, it boxes your frame in the rear adding more rigidity.  Installing a trailer hitch does the same thing too.

    An added bonus is a quieter ride at highway speeds.  Very Happy



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