Wes Duenkel
September 26, 2018

A strut tower brace was an aftermarket trick adopted by Ford on the new-for-1994 Mustang. The tubular steel brace stiffens the engine compartment by feeding lateral forces from the struts to each strut tower and the firewall. The result is a stiffer front structure with less cowl shake.

The problem is the factory strut tower brace interferes with most aftermarket intakes when installed on 1994 and 1995 Mustangs. Fortunately, Maximum Motorsports has a solution that bolts directly in place of the factory part. There’s no drilling required, since the factory holes and fasteners can be reused. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Now we can have more power from our intake and a stiffer chassis in minutes thanks to Maximum Motorsports.

The Holley SysteMAX intake manifold is taller than the stock manifold, so the factory strut tower brace didn’t fit any more. Bummer.
The Maximum Motorsports strut tower brace for 1994-1995 Mustangs clears aftermarket intakes by routing in front of the intake manifold rather than over it.
Per the Maximum Motorsports instructions, we removed this little screw from the firewall cover to ensure a good fit.
The Maximum Motorsports strut tower brace for 1994-1995 Mustangs utilizes the factory mounting points, so we didn’t have to drill anything! We secured the strut tower brace to the chassis with the supplied hardware.
The Maximum Motorsports strut tower brace for 1994-1995 Mustangs looks right at home in the engine bay of this 1995 Mustang. Now we can have our intake without losing chassis stiffness.