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    SSD strut brace.

    Here everyone,
    After looking around and sending a few emails to SSD, I cannot seem to get an answer on whether or not the SSD strut brace will work on a 2017. The applications look the exact same, but I don't want to order it without knowing, or getting confirmation from someone that it will indeed work. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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    Mike (at SSD) and I have been friends for some time. I am not sure what happened to make them leave this forum but there was something. I have contacted him and he as told me that they have not fitted one to a 2017. I am going to take some pictures of mine and send them to him and propose an action that may or may not work but will confirm the fitment. Just have to hold you water some, I am a low moving cowpoke nowadays owin' to my IBS, BPH, and ED.
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    Ok, I sent some photos to SSD. I also compared the 2017 to the 2014 that I had (and which had the strut bar on it, you can see my reviews in past threads). They look to be identical. I ask SSD for a quote and I will get one and see if it fits. If not I will return it and let you know but so far it looks like it will be a go.
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    Much appreciated! I have the feeling it will indeed work, but I am always gun shy when it's ordering something and I am not sure. Again, thank you a lot for the help!

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    I don't think the guy ever sleeps. He just got back to me, here is his message:

    "Hi Frank,

    "Funny you should get back, we just had a customer verify the fit for the NON-turbo 2017 Soul this evening. Good source but while not seeing it with my own eyes, happy to send you one and guarantee the fit or it’s all on me (cost plus all shipping).

    "Just order on the website and I’ll get it shipped tomorrow.

    "Thanks,

    "Mike"

    Going to order now. If you want to hold off, I will let you know. Be a few days but installation is about fifteen minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Wierdo View Post
    I don't think the guy ever sleeps. He just got back to me, here is his message:

    "Hi Frank,

    "Funny you should get back, we just had a customer verify the fit for the NON-turbo 2017 Soul this evening. Good source but while not seeing it with my own eyes, happy to send you one and guarantee the fit or it’s all on me (cost plus all shipping).

    "Just order on the website and I’ll get it shipped tomorrow.

    "Thanks,

    "Mike"

    Going to order now. If you want to hold off, I will let you know. Be a few days but installation is about fifteen minutes.
    Dang! Talk about getting stuff done!! I will eagerly await to hear if yours works. Thank you.

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    I spoke with them yesterday and it will fit our 2017s I also sent pics etc...
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    I talked to Mike again today. He found that the tab is probably a tab for mounting a water reservior on the Diesel model. So far we may or may not have a tab on a 2017. I definitely have one which I am going to grind off about 3/8" to let the strut bar sit correctly.
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    Here are some pictures. One if from another car showing the water reservior attached. The other is from my car, the tab is under the window washer tube on the passenger side.


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    I am going to get a new cutting and grinding wheels for my dremel and take off about 3/8" on the leading edge just to the outside of the mounting hole and fit the strut bar in there.
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    update ...... it will fit, however you may have to cut a small piece off as I did. I don't know if kia did an opps and added a weird piece by accident but I had to cut off a small portion ( a bit bigger then I needed ) I had updated Mike as well. Some 17's I chatted with don't have them. I went to home depot and bought a jigsaw metal cutter and took me all but 15 min, after that its all bolt on from there.
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