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 > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 6 votes, 4.33 average.
Old 03-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #1041
SMUUUUUV
///Motorcepts ///Maintained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hempstead, NY
Posts: 1,895
My Ride: '02 330 Vert-'06 4.4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmanscotch View Post
Mine came with both. Should be a cheap buy if you need to pick them up at the local dealer though.
shouldn't have to .... I already paid for them....
SMUUUUUV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #1042
N89
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,342
My Ride: 330Ci
Damn that sucks.... my stuff was new and came with everything lulz
N89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 06:54 PM   #1043
Jmanscotch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 2,123
My Ride: makes my pants tight
Yep, their photos clearly show the nuts/covers as coming with it. Give them a call and I'm sure they will make it right (or PM Joe on here).

If they give you crap, let me know, I'm close to their warehouse and can stop in to inflict pain.
__________________
-Jake
2004 325CI - 2003 3.0 Z4 - 1994 325i - 1967 1602 - 2008 328XI - 2009 135i - 2007 Jeep Wrangler - 2014 *Loading*
Jmanscotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 06:55 PM   #1044
SMUUUUUV
///Motorcepts ///Maintained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hempstead, NY
Posts: 1,895
My Ride: '02 330 Vert-'06 4.4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmanscotch View Post
Yep, their photos clearly show the nuts/covers as coming with it. Give them a call and I'm sure they will make it right (or PM Joe on here).

If they give you crap, let me know, I'm close to their warehouse and can stop in to inflict pain.
about to Pm Joe right now...
SMUUUUUV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 07:03 PM   #1045
SMUUUUUV
///Motorcepts ///Maintained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hempstead, NY
Posts: 1,895
My Ride: '02 330 Vert-'06 4.4
pm sent....will let everyone know the outcome once I get a response. and yes I am a bit anal right now ... just want what I paid for is all...
SMUUUUUV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #1046
Arsevader
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,829
My Ride: '90 325i, '02 325it
Now I'm even more worried. I paid a lot with shipping etc.

The hardware is very expensive from the dealer if I recall and you need it to install. It plainly said in the description that it came with all hardware. Grrr
__________________

- James

'85 E30 325e
'90 E30 325i
'02 E46 325it
'03 E46 320i

'96 Volvo 850R


Arsevader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 07:17 PM   #1047
SMUUUUUV
///Motorcepts ///Maintained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hempstead, NY
Posts: 1,895
My Ride: '02 330 Vert-'06 4.4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsevader View Post
Now I'm even more worried. I paid a lot with shipping etc.

The hardware is very expensive from the dealer if I recall and you need it to install. It plainly said in the description that it came with all hardware. Grrr
so what your saying is that I cannot use the nuts that are already on my car???..
SMUUUUUV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #1048
Arsevader
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,829
My Ride: '90 325i, '02 325it
Almost 100% you can't so I hope ecs does the right thing for you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV View Post
so what your saying is that I cannot use the nuts that are already on my car???..
__________________

- James

'85 E30 325e
'90 E30 325i
'02 E46 325it
'03 E46 320i

'96 Volvo 850R


Arsevader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 07:26 PM   #1049
SMUUUUUV
///Motorcepts ///Maintained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hempstead, NY
Posts: 1,895
My Ride: '02 330 Vert-'06 4.4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsevader View Post
Almost 100% you can't so I hope ecs does the right thing for you.
the bar itself is put together. I'm talking about the 3 bolts on each of the struts that are already on the car.. can they be used for installation?.. those are the ones I am missing...
SMUUUUUV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 07:48 PM   #1050
Arsevader
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,829
My Ride: '90 325i, '02 325it
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV View Post
the bar itself is put together. I'm talking about the 3 bolts on each of the struts that are already on the car.. can they be used for installation?.. those are the ones I am missing...
Yeah I'm pretty sure you need some sort of deep nuts in order to install the bar. Someone who has it should be able to chime in.
__________________

- James

'85 E30 325e
'90 E30 325i
'02 E46 325it
'03 E46 320i

'96 Volvo 850R


Arsevader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 08:06 PM   #1051
mach.schnell
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Amish country, PA
Posts: 688
My Ride: 08/2000 330Cic x2
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV View Post
...... to ECS Tuning
Yeah, I'm beginning to feel that way too. I don't want to, but.... A few weeks ago they put clear corners on sale at $10 (now back up to $55) but the webpage back then didn't say anything about screw in type vs. push in, so of course they wouldn't exchange the item. Too bad because I have two 330s to maintain and am on the edge of buying about $300 in parts for the CCV. I've had good results with Husker (bmwmercedesparts.com) but was really screwed over by Falkner (bmwpartssource.com).

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV View Post
will it install with the bolts that are already on my car?..
Sorry. Don't know. The struts are sitting at my daughter's place (she bought them for Christmas). The RMA sent the replacements to her house and she's about five hours away, so ... maybe Easter time. I'll post pics when I put them on.
mach.schnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 10:16 PM   #1052
eneka
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,796
My Ride: 2003 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV View Post
pm sent....will let everyone know the outcome once I get a response. and yes I am a bit anal right now ... just want what I paid for is all...
of the multiple emails I've sent to ECS I never got any replies...probably much easier to call them..even though that wasn't much help either.
__________________
eneka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 10:49 PM   #1053
Arsevader
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,829
My Ride: '90 325i, '02 325it
Quote:
Originally Posted by eneka View Post
of the multiple emails I've sent to ECS I never got any replies...probably much easier to call them..even though that wasn't much help either.
Try their live chat, it works pretty well.
__________________

- James

'85 E30 325e
'90 E30 325i
'02 E46 325it
'03 E46 320i

'96 Volvo 850R


Arsevader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #1054
N89
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,342
My Ride: 330Ci
Didn't feel like reading through all of the posts on the page but you cannot just re-use the pre-existing hardware, the nuts are designed specifically for the bar.
N89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 08:00 AM   #1055
SMUUUUUV
///Motorcepts ///Maintained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hempstead, NY
Posts: 1,895
My Ride: '02 330 Vert-'06 4.4
Just got off the phone with ECS tuning... they are going to send a set of nuts/caps out to me as soon as they get them from BMW.....When I called BMW this morning the parts dept rep gave me the cost of the nuts and caps for this strut bar $113.45... just about half of what the bar cost..
SMUUUUUV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 08:47 AM   #1056
Arsevader
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,829
My Ride: '90 325i, '02 325it
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV View Post
Just got off the phone with ECS tuning... they are going to send a set of nuts/caps out to me as soon as they get them from BMW.....When I called BMW this morning the parts dept rep gave me the cost of the nuts and caps for this strut bar $113.45... just about half of what the bar cost..
Yup that's what I thought.
__________________

- James

'85 E30 325e
'90 E30 325i
'02 E46 325it
'03 E46 320i

'96 Volvo 850R


Arsevader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 11:15 AM   #1057
Arsevader
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,829
My Ride: '90 325i, '02 325it
Grrr so it turns out my order hasn't even shipped yet. Ordered on the 28th.

They told me mid week that it had gone out already.

I understand things take longer coming up to Canada but this seems a little excessive. I just hope to hell that all the pieces are there and no damage.
__________________

- James

'85 E30 325e
'90 E30 325i
'02 E46 325it
'03 E46 320i

'96 Volvo 850R


Arsevader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #1058
mrmaico
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: ND
Posts: 254
My Ride: 04 ZHP, 05 R1200 GS
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV View Post
Just got off the phone with ECS tuning... they are going to send a set of nuts/caps out to me as soon as they get them from BMW.....When I called BMW this morning the parts dept rep gave me the cost of the nuts and caps for this strut bar $113.45... just about half of what the bar cost..
It shouldn't have been more than $50 for the hardware. Your dealer is a little greedy.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...77&hg=51&fg=95

Prices here.....

http://www.bmwmercedesparts.com/part...&siteid=215771
__________________
mrmaico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #1059
SMUUUUUV
///Motorcepts ///Maintained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hempstead, NY
Posts: 1,895
My Ride: '02 330 Vert-'06 4.4
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrmaico View Post
It shouldn't have been more than $50 for the hardware. Your dealer is a little greedy.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...77&hg=51&fg=95

Prices here.....

http://www.bmwmercedesparts.com/part...&siteid=215771
yeah... that seems to be the case... glad I am not paying for them..... again....
SMUUUUUV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #1060
So Slow
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,006
My Ride: 330i
Installing tonight. So the air intake is spouse to come with hard ware? I know I can use the existing bolts but I just want confirmation. Also am I spouse to get a new bottom snore with it?

Sent from my PC36100 using Bimmer App
So Slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bmw performance, carbon fiber, filter, intake, performance, strut bar, strut brace

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 06:41 AM.


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