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Drives: E82 1M
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, AP, Brembo, GIAC, Koni, Ohlins, Quaife, Stoptech, Vorshlag
Hotchkis E90/92 Sport Chassis Brace Info
Upgrades the E92 factory aluminum under car chassis brace, with a high strength, steel, aero tubing design for superior chassis rigidity and good looks. Brace is intended to increase exhaust clearance by 3/8" for many popular aftermatket exhausts.
HP Autowerks, Inc. worked very closely with Hotchkis to expand the application to the E90's including the Xi models(with aftermarket exhaust only).
In the case of the E90's, This brace will add significant chassis stiffening since they didn't come with a full brace like the E92's. And since E90's didn't come from the factory with this brace, two additional brackets and bolts are required to complete the installation.
HP Autowerks will have the E90 installation kits available.
Full installation with photos will be posted in a few days!
Price is $350 with FREE shipping to the 48 states.
Some of you PM me regarding the polished version of this brace. First thing first, it 's not a polished finish, it's actually a nickel finish.
In addition, Hotchkis only made one polished prototype, which is currently installed on their own project vehicle. No production braces were made that way and none were ever sold.
However, Hotchkis is consider the nikel finish along with the gunmetal powder coat.
Last edited by HP Autosport; 09-25-2008 at 06:49 PM.