E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Classifieds > For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy > Suspension and Braking

Suspension and Braking
Springs, shocks, struts, coilovers, camber plates, sway bars, strut bars, suspension bushings, control arms, brake pads, big brake kits, etc.

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
drumsauce
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Bay Area
Posts: 283
My Ride: 2000 323it
FS: Racing Dynamics Strut Brace [bay area] SOLD!!!

SOLD!!!!

Looking to sell my RD front strut brace in great condition.

The reason I am selling is that it doesn't fit my 323it like I assumed it would. I believe it is due to the raised "bumps" on the strut towers of the early e46. After taking the hood liner off, the brace still bumped into my hood. I ran it for a week like this, but then promptly took it off after noticing the contact with the hood.

Here is the email I received back from RD after inquiring:

Being the part is used, it's possible it might have been damaged during it's
previous use.
It's not unusual for the bar to contact the hood liner due to the extremely
tight tolerances in most engine bays, however that should not cause a 'hood
bulge'. We've not experienced prior fit issues with the E46 bars.
We've never actually test-fitted one on the 'it touring' as that model was
not available when the brace was engineered, so there might be a slight
difference than the sedan/coupe model.

Regards,
Customer Service

The brace in no way looks damaged or tweaked as RD suggests. My thought is that it is either the bumps on the strut towers, my hood is tweaked, or my 2000 touring has a compatibility problem with this model of strut brace.

There are two small blemishes from contact with the hood that are purely cosmetic. Structurally, it is is excellent condition with all parts present.

I'm a big fan of full disclosure, so I have tried to represent brace to the best of my knowledge so the future owner is aware.


Cheers

Note: Will add pics of blemishes later this week.
Pre Polishing:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Post polishing:
Photobucket

Last edited by drumsauce; 12-12-2012 at 02:38 PM.
drumsauce is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use