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Can i drive car with strut brace removed ?

I want to get the engine strut brace painted - but need to continue using car.

Assuming i dont drive it like an idiot will it be ok for a couple of days while its off being painted ?

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Cool - thankyou !!
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Yep, I did mine awhile back and not an issue.

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All the non-SRT jeeps do not have the brace. You will be fine.

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Great - that'll be coming off at the weekend then - i assume its just the nuts on the top and it lifts off - i guess the bolts are welded in place ?
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You need a breaker bar to get them apparently. I am also going to be doing this shortly.

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My understanding is that all WK come with a strut bar brace, it's just that the SRT8 strut bar brace is made heavy duty compared to the non-SRT8 strut bar brace.

A SRT8 strut bar brace is a common upgrade/swap for WK owners that do not own a SRT8 WK. The front of the WK will not flex as much with the SRT8 strut bar brace.

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You don't need a breaker bar at all and the bolts are not welded in place. You need to move the Coolant Reservoir on the passenger side and then the fuse boxes on the drivers side, which are just held on by plastic tabs. Easy, just time consuming. I've done it like 8 times now. Oh, and just make sure you have a socket extension.

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