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Old 02-01-2013, 10:53 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by yannis4ny View Post
take a 2mm aluminum sheet, machine it and make holes on it. then install it in the place of this reinforcement. you can get it from:
Do not do this.

The reinforcement plates are shaped specifically for the strut towers. Using a flat piece of aluminum creates stress points, and mushrooms your towers even quicker.
If by “machining” you imply that you’ll be shaping them, why go to all that effort?

BMW sells the plates for around $10 each, and yes they’ll add about 2mm to the ride height.
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