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Suspension and Braking
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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***WTB Front Strut Bar***

I am looking for Either an Aftermarket or OEM Front Strut Bar for 01-06 E46 M3. Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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don't buy an oem one

i'm looking for one as well

there are a few ACS reps on ebay that i looked at, but i'd stay away

goodluck
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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don't buy an oem one

i'm looking for one as well

there are a few ACS reps on ebay that i looked at, but i'd stay away

goodluck
So what do you recommend?
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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I am looking for Either an Aftermarket or OEM Front Strut Bar for 01-06 E46 M3. Thanks!
in your area i would buy from circle bmw. they sell them New for $278
go to their website and look for "E46" "engine brace"
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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So what do you recommend?

well, since im in the market for one as well, ill share, i almost bought a used OEM one from a member on here, but i decided against it

oem ones are prone to breaking pretty easily from potholes and such

they're pretty flimsy construction, and thats not what you want from a strut tower bar

the problem with a lot of them is that they are hinged, some people claim that this defeats the purpose of it in the first place, others say that its fine

the dinan one looks good, but it's hinged

AA sells them for non-m3's

ACS sells an excellent one, but i think its like $700 or so

i looked into ACS replicas on ebay, but theres no guarentee on fitment or quality, so for about $200 i'll stay away from that

dinan often has a spring sale so I might just pick up one from there, or obviously just keeping track of whats in classifieds

ill also be looking out for group buys


if you decide on one, pm me if you want, or if you have more questions, i might not always check this thread



goodluck, and hopefully i helped
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:19 AM   #6
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well, since im in the market for one as well, ill share, i almost bought a used OEM one from a member on here, but i decided against it

oem ones are prone to breaking pretty easily from potholes and such

they're pretty flimsy construction, and thats not what you want from a strut tower bar

the problem with a lot of them is that they are hinged, some people claim that this defeats the purpose of it in the first place, others say that its fine

the dinan one looks good, but it's hinged

AA sells them for non-m3's

ACS sells an excellent one, but i think its like $700 or so

i looked into ACS replicas on ebay, but theres no guarentee on fitment or quality, so for about $200 i'll stay away from that

dinan often has a spring sale so I might just pick up one from there, or obviously just keeping track of whats in classifieds

ill also be looking out for group buys


if you decide on one, pm me if you want, or if you have more questions, i might not always check this thread



goodluck, and hopefully i helped
Thanks for being helpful.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:31 AM   #7
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well, since im in the market for one as well, ill share, i almost bought a used OEM one from a member on here, but i decided against it

oem ones are prone to breaking pretty easily from potholes and such

goodluck, and hopefully i helped
I have never heard one report that the OEM strut brace is prone to breaking.
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Tischer BMW is running a special on OEM strut bars

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=456164
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I have never heard one report that the OEM strut brace is prone to breaking.
maybe this might be worth looking into:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=454053


ill find the threads with the broken OEM ones soon, it happens a decent amount
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:19 PM   #10
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Engine Bay / Front Strut Brace

Gentlemen,

I'm selling my Racing Dynamics brace, it's brand new. If you're interested, please see my post: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=449806.

I need to make room in the garage, PM me if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance!
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