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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 07-04-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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ActiveAutowerke Supercharger + strut brace Question


The strut bar is touching the manifold to the point that I cant even tighten the strut without it bending... Any aftermarket ones that you guys recommend to be installed instead?

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Old 07-05-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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They sell oem reinforcement plates for the front towers that would raise the strut bar a small amount. this may or may not fix your situation.

another thought I just came up with is to add a few washers to the center part of the strut bar to raise it up. (this may risk strengh...)

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Old 07-06-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yeah what i did in the meantime was bend it so that its as straight but as tight as possible... Id still like to look for an aftermarket one thats already been proven to work with generation 8 SC kit
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