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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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I have seen the "Buick brace" mentioned but now that I have a '96 Roadmaster I have yet to see it in person. I believe it goes on the rear frame where the bumper mounts but I might be looking in the wrong place. Where do I look for this piece on my car?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 12:18 PM
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No other way to say this without sounding like a Dick ...did you even attempt to use the Search function?

There are quite a few threads with info and pics like this one...

https://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...ht=buick+brace

It mounts between the Rear frame Horns and runs parallel to the Rear Bumper. Don't think all RM's had them

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 01:49 PM
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I have not seen too many buick braces on 94-6 Roadmasters, apparently it was a TSB, technical service bulletin and dealer added item when the owner complained about exhaust noise. When I found mine, I looked at aleast 40 roadmasters in the junkyard over a period of years. 2 other roadmasters had the brace so I could of had 2 more, but they were left to be crushed. Oh, I found them on 92-3's Never a 94-6.

I still say it feels more solid and it quieted down the exhaust drone the car has at 52-4 mph.

Car still works MOD

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If you do want one and have trouble finding it in junk yard somewhere, check the 2 post in the link I provided. MMS stainless makes one for a reasonable price and it will never rust. . Btw - MMS also makes some very nice parts and pieces for our cars and I've bought from them before.....good stuff.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2016, 09:34 PM
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Buick Brace

Wow..this was easy..called MMS and one is OTW.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2016, 04:27 PM
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Hmm Fleetwoods already have a channeled brace between the frame ends and mine has more resonance from the exhaust than any of my Roadmasters do, (they do not have this bar).
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2016, 10:19 AM
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I've owned 6 Roady sedans and only my first 94 had the brace on it.
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