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Old 01-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Nice but those plates on top of the towers look THICK. are my eyes deceiving me? I know my Meyles won't clear it (short bolts) especially with the reinforcement plates.
When you push down on the bar in the middle, does it deflect pretty substantially??
I have to agree. I don't think the studs on my upper strut mounts are long enough to clear that top plate, and still get enough thread engagement to tighten the plate down. What type of upper strut mount do you have on the car in the pics? Edit: Never mind! I see it is counter sunk around the mounting bolts.
Also, what about the thermal expansion of the aluminum? I would wonder if that bar doesn't bow up when the engine bay gets hot. Even steel would expand less. Carbon fiber would be best. Any thoughts on that?

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