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Re: Thanks (more) (archive)

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Posted by Pras on October 05, 2000 at 15:10:13:

In Reply to: Thanks (more) posted by 95M3owner on October 05, 2000 at 11:39:24:

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the front tower brace does a lot. I think of it this way... I probably eliminated about, say, 90% of the flex with the x-brace, so the best the strut tower bar could do was kill maybe another 7% of the total. You'll feel the difference with one of the either, the second not as much. BMW puts them on the lightweight, so they must do something!

I didn't get a rear strut brace... since most of the weight is in the front of the car, I figured that was the most important. I know that I can feel changes in the front sway bar more than the rear. The reason I decided against it was that I sometimes use the trunk with the seats down, and I thought that bar in the middle would get in the way of big stuff.

If you have the x-brace ready to install, and are looking to make a choice between tower brace and sways, go with sway bars!


Thanks for the install offer but I'm in the Land of Lincoln (IL).

I have xbrace, can't install until my low profile ramps arrive. I am told I have nutserts.

I heard the front strut brace was for looks.

They also have a rear strut brace? Does the ECIS pic show it's attached in the trunk?

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