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PostSubject: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyTue Oct 04, 2022 10:01 am

What is this I see @2:32?



The Lucerne is on the "revised" G-platform.  What are the odds the Lucerne strut tower brace will fit the Riviera?  The Lucerne master cylinder looks shorter than I remember the Riviera's being, but I'll have to check to be sure.  I can't help but notice that the strut tower brace dips down and goes in front of the master cylinder.  

I haven't found the brace available anywhere yet, but they've got to be out there somewhere.


Hmm, I found a thread on a Cadillac forum where a DTS owner asked about a strut tower brace - Link

Another member recommended the Seville brace, which has the same issue on the DTS as on the 8th gen Riviera.  Makes me think the G platform may not have been changed all that much for the Lucerne.  Wikipedia says the DTS was on the G platform and not the revised G platform though . . .

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The Riv's master cylinder is longer, so that would have to be changed too.  Could it be? I don't see the booster for the master cylinder, that's strange.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyWed Oct 05, 2022 9:46 pm

by the shots in the video, the STB looks just like the bonneville gxp one (which I modified to fit my 99 riv), but more spiffy paint job
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyThu Oct 06, 2022 5:05 am

What did you do to the Bonneville strut bar? I'm getting sick of seeing the panel gap between the hood and the fender. I'm paranoid that it's going to cause a permanent bend in the hood.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyThu Oct 06, 2022 8:40 pm

Jack the R wrote:
What did you do to the Bonneville strut bar?  I'm getting sick of seeing the panel gap between the hood and the fender.  I'm paranoid that it's going to cause a permanent bend in the hood.
I dug up the pics
I don't remember for sure but I think maybe the 1998 riv might have the strut tower hump in the right spot for this.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptySun Oct 09, 2022 4:02 pm

Mine is a 97, looks the same. I can't believe the Bonneville/Lucerne STB fits that well. It doesn't look like you did anything to it. Does it touch the alternator?
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyMon Oct 24, 2022 1:10 pm

I also have a '97. I believe the 1997 unfortunately has a different strut upper mount with different bolt pattern as the 97. I'd love to be proven wrong however.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyTue Oct 25, 2022 12:28 am

Any idea where to get the Lucerne Super or Bonneville brace?
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyThu Nov 17, 2022 10:52 am

My understanding is that the '97 had a unique one-year-only suspension.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyThu Nov 17, 2022 3:24 pm

AFAIK only the lower control arms are unique to 97.

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptyFri Nov 25, 2022 7:33 am

I am in the market for a strut brace to fit my '98 Riv.
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptySat Nov 26, 2022 8:50 am

Does anyone know if this strut tower brace for a 2001 Pontiac Boneville will fit a 1998 Riviera?

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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptySat Nov 26, 2022 9:57 am

The brace pictured doesn't look like it would fit, but maybe that isn't the actual brace. Can you return it if it doesn't work?
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptySat Nov 26, 2022 10:06 am

Heck of a good question!

I'll check.

I could buy and return. It would be worth it for all the time I've spent already looking for an answer smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace   2008 Lucerne Strut Tower Brace EmptySat Nov 26, 2022 10:11 am

That brace doesn't look right to me. I couldn't find it while looking on CARID myself
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