Does the "tunnel brace" behind the transmission crossmember actually serve a purpose?

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by ghunt81, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    Went to take mine off today as I was dropping the driveshaft...stud on the driver's side snapped right off with the first turn of the ratchet. Doesn't look to me like it really does anything.
     
  2. Macman45

    Macman45 Resident Geriatric

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    Well 2007+ didn't even have them just blank studs for em so I'm assuming not much.
     
  3. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member

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    I don't have one either so I would assume it would be ok just to take it out.
     
  4. 07gts197

    07gts197 forum member

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    My 07 gt has one but yeah its been said before that these cars don’t really need the additional bracing like the sn95’s did. They’re pretty rigid in stock form.


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  5. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    Well I mean it's held in by two very small studs...maybe 8mm or 1/4" at the most. Can't imagine it would serve as much of a brace anyway.
     
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