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R1.60

Minor Versionm

by Rich Harris

Introduction

In this installation guide we have provided step by step instructions to install the 27WON Performance Master Cylinder Brake Brace onto the 27WON Front Strut Tower Bar.

Advisory:

  • The engine bay will be hot after recent vehicle operation. Allow the vehicle to cool or use a fan to cool the engine bay before working on the vehicle.
  1. First and foremost; THANK YOU for becoming a part of the 27WON Family.  We hope to REDEFINE your experience of the aftermarket with the highest level Parts, Customer Service, Packaging, & Support
    • First and foremost; THANK YOU for becoming a part of the 27WON Family. We hope to REDEFINE your experience of the aftermarket with the highest level Parts, Customer Service, Packaging, & Support

    • These instructions were written with a 2022 Honda Civic EX. Other models will be similar

    • If you have a 10th generation Civic then please use these instructions instead

  2. Please note that this is an upgrade for the 27WON Front Strut Tower Bar (FSTB) only. 27WON FSTB must be installed or in-hand prior to starting this install
  3. This step is not necessary for 2.0L naturally aspirated engines Failure to move coolant line could result in coolant leak Master cylinder brace will contact a coolant line if coolant line is not moved
    • This step is not necessary for 2.0L naturally aspirated engines

    • Failure to move coolant line could result in coolant leak

    • Master cylinder brace will contact a coolant line if coolant line is not moved

    • The red arrow shows where coolant line will contact brake brace if this step is not followed

    • Unseat the coolant line from the clip

    • Using a pair of pliers remove the clip from the bracket

    • Flip the clip upside-down and install it on the bottom of the bracket

    • Reinsert the coolant line into the clip

  4. If your 27WON front strut tower bar is not yet installed, skip to next step Locate the mounting points for the FSTB on drivers side. Using a 14 mm socket and ratchet, remove the nuts as shown
    • If your 27WON front strut tower bar is not yet installed, skip to next step

    • Locate the mounting points for the FSTB on drivers side. Using a 14 mm socket and ratchet, remove the nuts as shown

    • Repeat for the three nuts on passenger side

    • Remove the bar from your car and set on workbench

  5. Place the FSTB on workbench upside down as shown and locate the mounting tabs Orient the Brace to the FSTB as shown
    • Place the FSTB on workbench upside down as shown and locate the mounting tabs

    • Orient the Brace to the FSTB as shown

    • Align the mounting holes on the Master Cylinder Brake Brace with mounting holes on the FSTB

  6. When inserting the hardware into the mounting holes, make sure it is in this order. The orange arrows indicate mounting tabs and the black arrow indicates the MCBB Insert the two M6 bolts (blue arrow) through the aligned holes. Make sure the washers (green arrows) are sandwiched between the FSTB mounting tabs and the brake brace
    • When inserting the hardware into the mounting holes, make sure it is in this order. The orange arrows indicate mounting tabs and the black arrow indicates the MCBB

    • Insert the two M6 bolts (blue arrow) through the aligned holes. Make sure the washers (green arrows) are sandwiched between the FSTB mounting tabs and the brake brace

    • Loosely thread the two M6 nuts (red arrow) onto the bolts to hold it in place

  7. It's now time to install or reinstall the FSTB assembly with Master Cylinder Brace For convenience we are including installation of FSTB from now on though this is a separate part with it's own installation instructions
    • It's now time to install or reinstall the FSTB assembly with Master Cylinder Brace

    • For convenience we are including installation of FSTB from now on though this is a separate part with it's own installation instructions

    • If you removed the 27WON FSTB from your car earlier, skip to next step

    • Remove three (3) flange nuts from Driver side strut tower with a 14mm socket and ratchet wrench

    • Repeat for the passenger side

    • Clean any debris from the strut top surface

  8. Orientate the strut bar as shown Place each end of the strut bar down on the strut tops over the studs Place each end of the strut bar down on the strut tops over the studs
    • Orientate the strut bar as shown

    • Place each end of the strut bar down on the strut tops over the studs

  9. Install the three (3) OEM flange nuts
    • Install the three (3) OEM flange nuts

    • Using a torque wrench and 14mm socket, torque each nut to 53-55 lb-ft

  10. Install the three (3) OEM flange nuts
    • Install the three (3) OEM flange nuts

    • Using a torque wrench and 14mm socket, torque each nut to 53-55 lb-ft

  11. If you earlier removed the 27WON FSTB from your car, skip to next step With the FSTB installed in the car, the FSTB will contact the vacuum hose shown To stop the hose from rubbing on the FSTB during engine movement, the hose must be zip tied to the adjacent hose with the zip tie provided with FSTB
    • If you earlier removed the 27WON FSTB from your car, skip to next step

    • With the FSTB installed in the car, the FSTB will contact the vacuum hose shown

    • To stop the hose from rubbing on the FSTB during engine movement, the hose must be zip tied to the adjacent hose with the zip tie provided with FSTB

    • Push down on the vacuum hose and loosely zip tie it to the adjacent hose to create space between hose and FSTB

    • Be careful not to over tighten the zip tie as this could damage the hoses

    • Cut the excess zip tie with wire cutters or scissors

  12. The strut bar sits very close to the battery cable, please verify the cables are not pushing up into the strut bar
    • The strut bar sits very close to the battery cable, please verify the cables are not pushing up into the strut bar

    • If the cables are pushing into the strut bar, adjust the cables by flexing them toward the front of the car a bit to create clearance

    • The battery cables are insulated and protected by a plastic jacket but minimizing contact with the bar is preferred

  13. With the brake brace loosely installed check the fitment of the brake brace foot to determine how much adjustment is needed, green arrow To adjust the brake brace foot, circled in orange, thread the top nut, shown by the yellow arrow, toward the foot with a 10mm open end wrench The brake brace foot can now be moved in or out by turning bottom nut, shown by the blue arrow, with a 10mm open end wrench
    • With the brake brace loosely installed check the fitment of the brake brace foot to determine how much adjustment is needed, green arrow

    • To adjust the brake brace foot, circled in orange, thread the top nut, shown by the yellow arrow, toward the foot with a 10mm open end wrench

    • The brake brace foot can now be moved in or out by turning bottom nut, shown by the blue arrow, with a 10mm open end wrench

    • Turn bottom nut until foot is snug against master cylinder as shown

    • Once you have adjusted the foot to the proper location, then with a 10mm wrench, thread the top nut away from the foot until the nut butts up against the brake brace

    • Brake Brace can rotate a bit at the strut bar which impacts location of foot on master cylinder

  14. Tighten both sets of M6 hardware using either two 10mm wrenches or one 10mm wrench and a 10mm socket with a ratchet, tighten until snug (24-48 in-lbs) Tighten both sets of M6 hardware using either two 10mm wrenches or one 10mm wrench and a 10mm socket with a ratchet, tighten until snug (24-48 in-lbs)
    • Tighten both sets of M6 hardware using either two 10mm wrenches or one 10mm wrench and a 10mm socket with a ratchet, tighten until snug (24-48 in-lbs)

  15. This completes the installation of your 27WON Performance Master Cylinder Brake Brace
    • This completes the installation of your 27WON Performance Master Cylinder Brake Brace

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