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Old 02-14-2011, 08:59 AM   #1
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Reinforcement plates

So I'm doing a full suspension replacement at about 90k miles.
I'm certinaly planning new RSM and Z3 plate to shore the rear up a little.
In the front, I have a full strut tower brace on. It covers the entire tower and uses all three bolts...
Question is, does it make sense to do the strut tower reinforcement plate also? I'm guessing the tower brace is essentially performing the same function.
Thoughts?
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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It is not as necessary on the front as is on the rear. Any upper front strut bar will also help any possible "mushrooming".

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Thanks for the confirmation. I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to help a DIYer with limited skills like me.
Unfortunately, I already picked up that same RSM and reinforcement plate kit from a different supplier. I really like ECS, though and get your marketing e-mails all the time. I'm sure I'll use you guys again soon.
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the tower brace is essentially performing the same function.
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Thanks for the confirmation. I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to help a DIYer with limited skills like me.
Unfortunately, I already picked up that same RSM and reinforcement plate kit from a different supplier. I really like ECS, though and get your marketing e-mails all the time. I'm sure I'll use you guys again soon.
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