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So I installed mine a couple months ago, and just recently, I installed Mr. Rusty's brace ^^ too.. I got 2 of the 3 bolts in.. and it was a

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Old 05-16-2018, 10:20 AM   #31 (permalink)
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So I installed mine a couple months ago, and just recently, I installed Mr. Rusty's brace ^^ too.. I got 2 of the 3 bolts in.. and it was a lot easier to install the 2nd time around..

Let me give you guys a trick that really worked for me.. I took 2 zip ties and with one I made a circle.. the 2nd zip tie, I zip tied (not anywhere tight, I could easily fit 3 fingers) the bar that separates the master cylinder area from the engine bay, now take that 1st zip tie and interloop it to the 2nd. (like 2 wedding bands interlooped)

if you did this right, you should have 1 zip tie to the small metal bar, and another zip tie interlooped and hanging freely...now you'll take that zip tie thats hanging and use that with the gold nut (its actual threads) from the master cylinder to place down in the mounting location, and those zip ties will hold that nut into place while you can focus on lining up your holes..


I then used a socket with a allen head with really good lighting to get the upper and lower bolts into the holes.
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Needless to say, the first time I installed it, it took me a good bit of time.. and lots of frustration, the 2nd time I did it.. I knocked it out in 30 to 40 minutes (easily).. i spent more time getting them 3 caps out then installing the actual brace.
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The reason why some of us apparently can only get two out of the three bolts install at the same time is because the holes in the bracket were not machined out correctly and do not line up, at least it didn't on my 14 Nismo. After fighting it for a while(enough time to get pissed off lol) I noticed the misalignment. I took it back out and bored out the center hole down to line it up with the threads, finally got all three in. I'm pretty sure it would have been fine with two bolts but I wasn't trying to be defeated by a stupid simple bracket aka OCD. I emailed z1 about it, Shanna replied asking me if someone from parts team has contacted me, I replied no and haven't heard anything since. My apologies for the orientations of the pictures.
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eastwest installed mine. We got all 3 bolts in with little problem.
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I wonder if it's hit or miss with the machining?
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I wonder if it's hit or miss with the machining?
Could be the car it's self. The brace is cnc machined. So they all should be the same. But if they are using 2 different cnc's or a bit breaks when machining and they don't recalibrate after changing it. That could be an issue.
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My money is on the machining lol

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I believe EW was only able to get two out of the three on his car too.
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