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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 02-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Front strut brace shock bracket broke on M3

My front pass side shock tower strut bace has broken. Anyone got a good pass side used one for sale? This is the OEM M3 front strut bar bracket. I just need the pass top shock tower part that the bar mounts to. If you got one please email: draytonwebb@yahoo.com
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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How did you break it?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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I will check and see if I still have my stock one.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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The BMW part numbers for the brackets are 51717895249 and 51717895250.

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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I just noticed mine is broken yesterday too. I have no idea how the heck that happened. I was putting in my B-Line and noticed it. Damn.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:57 AM   #6
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Usually occurs when you tighten the strut bar when the car is up in the air, on a lift.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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Mine is broken too, at first it is only the passenger side but then today, I found the driver side is damaged too.... sigh!!!

My previous inexpensive ebay bar can last for over 2 years almost 3 before I changed to M3 one ......but the M3 OEM bar only can last not even a month...



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Wow. What part of NY you driving in?
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #9
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Wow. What part of NY you driving in?
manhattan around times square, flushing & college point in queens, coney island in brooklyn and long island city....those roads are crazy harsh~~~~
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:36 PM   #10
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Mine did the same thing on the passenger side......Can it be welded ?
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:12 PM   #11
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Mine did the same thing on the passenger side......Can it be welded ?

Replace it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:37 PM   #12
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manhattan around times square, flushing & college point in queens, coney island in brooklyn and long island city....those roads are crazy harsh~~~~

lmao thats the worst

i cringed everytime i took my 3 series into nyc.

whatever road is opposite of 9A ... (more east) is the absolute worst.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:02 PM   #13
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my stock one snap 3 times

I spoke to one of the head mech. at my dealership and he told me that my oem strut bar was the weak link in my sus. my car as coil overs and a barbarian sway bars and a acs rear strut bar he told me to get a after market one I got a c/f one and that did the trick. I never broke the c/f one again....
when I had my oem one I was driving on the lie a highway in long island new York I was getting off the highway in a big curve I was doing 40 to 50mph my cross brace snap....I guess putting the oem under stress broke it.......
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