This is a forged aluminum piece that replaces the stamped steel oe one- this is for igidity and to prevent flex- it's not a weight savings meaure (although it does weigh 9 oz vs 11 oz for the oe one )
This is the piece
This isn't a first do mod by any stretch, but if your into the fine tuning stages of your suspenion setup- this piece would be worth looking at.
Install is a bit of pain as the fender needs to be nearly removed.
First we remove the front wheel and it get it on jack stands. Then you have to remove the fender liner- this is a pain the plastic fasternes they used were conceived in hell by the devil. You need a fine phillips head screw driver firmly turn the fastner to the left and if all goes well it will pop out slightly- once it's popped out you can ease them. You'll find they don't like to pop out easy- I had to "coax" several of them w/ a small thin flat head screwdriver. Be careful w/ the two clips that are part of the fender itself- they are thin and bend easily- easily enough you could snap one off if not careful.
There are several sizes/shapes of fasteners (one is a 10mm bolt-also phillips head too at the top of the arch) remove them trying to remember where they went (you can alwasy look on the other side shen reinstalling- HINT do one side at a time )
If you open the door you can see the very rear of the cowl (pic)
Once you remove the fender liner looking up you can see the whole cowl (pic)
You'll need more room- especially if you want to put a torque wrench on the piece when installing. So the fender needs to almost removed. There are three 10mm bolts on top-pop the hood- they are easy to spot. There are also two right at the door jam- one on top (no pic) and one at the bottom (pic).