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Old 12-06-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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Best strut mount?

Hey everyone,

Was looking to replace the OEM strut mounts, as they are definitely going to go sooner than later. I also dont like the idea of worn mounts with coilovers... all it takes is one good bump, a shitty bushing, decent speed, and ill get horrible mushrooming or worse.

Right now I'm running Ground Control RSMs in the 'stiff' position, and I absolutely love their feel. Although the road noise is a bit increased, and I really 'feel' the road so to speak, I like the ride a lot.

What are the best (strongest, best bushings etc) strut mounts I can get my hands on?

Appreciate you stopping by on my post. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

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Old 12-06-2014, 11:01 PM   #2
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Before you buy strut mounts, I'd recommend to chose your coilover system. Some come complete with their own mounts and even camber plates, others use the factory mounts.

The original strut mounts are pretty good though. Just buy BMW or OEM Lemfoerder.
Some aftermarket mounts have bolts that are too short to accommodate both reinforcement plates and a strut brace mount. If you want coilovers, you'll want a front strut brace as well.

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Old 12-06-2014, 11:07 PM   #3
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Before you buy strut mounts, I'd recommend to chose your coilover system. Some come complete with their own mounts and even camber plates, others use the factory mounts.

The original strut mounts are pretty good though. Just buy BMW or OEM Lemfoerder.
Some aftermarket mounts have bolts that are too short to accommodate both reinforcement plates and a strut brace mount. If you want coilovers, you'll want a front strut brace as well.
I already have the reinforcement plates, as well as coilovers. H&R street, all german-made

Is the front strut brace really worth it?

EDIT: After doing a bit more research, it looks like i'll be ordering the carbon fiber Strut brace from ECS tuning -- anyone have one of these/have a good opinion?

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Old 12-07-2014, 12:32 AM   #4
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I already have the reinforcement plates, as well as coilovers. H&R street, all german-made

Is the front strut brace really worth it?

EDIT: After doing a bit more research, it looks like i'll be ordering the carbon fiber Strut brace from ECS tuning -- anyone have one of these/have a good opinion?
Yes, I have that one, because of the positive feedback here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...trut+brace+ecs
Very good product for the price. Search.
However, not all their products are good. I also got their RTAB limiters with the same order. Very poor fit compared to Vorschlag or Turnermotorsport RTABs I have installed on other cars.

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