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theinfamousdrew 05-08-2010 05:52 AM

WTB: Strut bar
 
Just as the title says.....im looking for a strut bar to tighten her up a bit.

lmk what ya go.....

theinfamousdrew 05-19-2010 10:08 PM

Bump

theinfamousdrew 07-15-2010 08:10 PM

Bump

theinfamousdrew 07-25-2010 04:13 PM

bump

330i ZHP 07-25-2010 09:47 PM

i have a used (in good shape) front CF bar for sale - shipping could be a b1tch though

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...4/100_5317.jpg

$50 plus shipping

BMW_Matt 07-25-2010 11:29 PM

Strut bars really don't "tighten it up"

Just 90% marketing ploy.

theinfamousdrew 07-26-2010 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW_Matt (Post 12036914)
Strut bars really don't "tighten it up"

Just 90% marketing ploy.

they reduce flex in the strut towers when cornering

BMW_Matt 07-26-2010 02:07 PM

A strut bar alone won't do much for handling, but when combined with a tighter sway bar it will yield moderate improvement. Although it is kinda pointless for regular cars to have them.

blablac 07-26-2010 02:11 PM

1. It will help avoid strut tower mushrooming.
2. Do you think the OEM strut bar in:
-The E46 M3, EVOs, aston martin, and whatnot really do nothing to increase the rigidity of the chassis ?

blablac 07-26-2010 02:11 PM

ECS tuning has a good deal on the BMW performance strut brace. It looks sexy on top of being functional.

BMW_Matt 07-26-2010 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blablac (Post 12038908)
1. It will help avoid strut tower mushrooming.
2. Do you think the OEM strut bar in:
-The E46 M3, EVOs, aston martin, and whatnot really do nothing to increase the rigidity of the chassis ?

I wouldn't have said anything if he said he wanted it for that reason because I know it does.

theinfamousdrew 07-26-2010 06:25 PM

my rsx-s came stock with one too

and yes i want it to prevent mushrooming (so sorry i didnt state all/more accurate reasons for wanting to buy an item from the forum, next time ill be a little more descriptive in my reasons so im not flamed) paired with my m3 sway it will stiffen up the front end a bit.

i didnt just want a strut bar to look cool under my hood

theinfamousdrew 07-26-2010 06:26 PM

back to the reason for my post....

pm'ed 330i ZHP

330i ZHP 07-26-2010 08:19 PM

matt knows all

blablac 07-26-2010 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW_Matt (Post 12038893)
A strut bar alone won't do much for handling, but when combined with a tighter sway bar it will yield moderate improvement. Although it is kinda pointless for regular cars to have them.

I'm really confused what a sway bar and a strut brace have to do together ??

The sway bar reduces increases roll stiffness, the strut brace keeps your strut tower from moving away from each other when cornering. Keeps things where they are supposed to be.

BMW_Matt 07-27-2010 03:12 AM

Forget it, not worth explaining.


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