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Keeping the brace, with a twin screw Scharger

I had previously asked the differences between a twin-screw supercharger and a snail type one. One answer I liked was that the twin-screw delivers power immediately (I don't go too much in the high RPMs). But, my dilemma is the requirement to keep the front end rigid, while putting on a twin-screw (keeping the tower brace I got from American Muscle).

Anyone out there with a 2000 GT, a tower brace, and with a Kenne Bell (KB) Supercharger that fits under the brace?

I would be interested in finding out the type of brace you used, and the spacing. I am having difficulties to determine KB sizes for their superchargers. There are no KB dimensions available, so I'm going by owner pictures on the internet, and I am having difficulties to figure out heights/dimensions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Maximum Motorsports can get you squared away with that.

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Pretty sure you'll have to pick which one you really want unless maybe you have a brace custom fabbed to go around the s/c pulley. I have yet to see a car with a twin screw and a stb, if that tells you anything. And I've not seen any braces out there that are advertised as being built to accomodate a twin screw. Unless your car is a vert I wouldn't worry about the stb too much, they're really not that crucial on hardtop cars, imo.


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you'll never miss the brace...the KB barely fits under the hood, so if you get one it would have to go around the snout...subframe connectors are the best bracing you'll ever buy for the money
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Yep, dump that strut tower brace and pick up a set of full length WELD in subframe connectors. I faced the same dilemma with my 2004 GT. I got the subframe connectors and was very glad that I did.

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There are many full length frame braces out there. Which company is most is most recommended??

Would a new K-member help to stiffen up the front end as well? If so, is there one company most recommended?

As for the twin-screw kit, which company is most recommended?

Any install recommendations?

Should I change the heads as well to improve the flow?
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sale it....get a Terminator!
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Just curious....are you on break at work.....using a Driod or I-Phone?
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Just came back from a deployment to Naples for Operation Unified Protector (Libya) and they gave me some time off.

You mention selling my 00GT and getting a terminator, which are rare here in Canada. Any other suggestions?
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Sell it and buy a Terminator is a running joke on this particular forum, pay that no real attention.



I had Maximum Motorsports subframe connectors on mine and they worked really well for me. A new K-member might help a little more with chassis strength but that's a whole lot of work to do for a little strength unless you're looking to lose some weight also.

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Sell it and buy a Terminator is a running joke on this particular forum, pay that no real attention.
Hahahahahahahaha

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