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You need to fix that.... (archive)

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Posted by JamesM on October 06, 2000 at 08:48:34:

In Reply to: Re: Well... posted by chris on October 06, 2000 at 00:02:59:

I have a question about that. I'm my car, the last owner had the rear metal plate that seperates the back seats and the trunk cut up. Would it be a good idea if I got a rear stress bar to make up in the lost strength from that little wall?

Yes, this wall does make a difference in handling. I noticed a huge difference when a friend cut the wall out of his M3. The car oversteered like crazy. Do what you can to reinforce the rear. A shock tower brace isn't going to cut it, though. You'll need either custom welded tubing or sheetmetal replacement. The walls are all the same for E30's, so go to a junkyard with a saws-all and cut one out. BRING EARPLUGS!! Then get a bodyshop to weld it back in. Just make sure you cut it out a little bigger than the hole in your car.

Good Luck

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