Originally Posted by rwalker
...I don't get it.
Aside from affording some extra protection against 'shrooming strut towers, I don't see the benefit of this setup over stock braces and the BMW STB. What am I missing?
Mr. 5, you were running the BMW STB (black anodized and everything), right? What made you change your mind?
Is running the M3 brace set cheaper? If not, is it better in some way other than the aforementioned 'shroom protection?
Off-thread-topic: Mr. 5, you should have (start?) a thread detailing where you're at now and what you're planning. You're running BMW performance shocks and BMW performance rear antiroll bar plus this set of M3 front bits now, right? When is your next track day?
Did you read Orb's thread?
The M3 brace is much better than the stock brace.
Look at the stock brace and how it connects to the part by the tower. It's nothing compared to how the M3 strut brace is attached to all 3 bolts of the tower.
Think of it this way:
You need to take a bridge over to get to the other side because there's a bomb on your side of the bridge and an earthquake, a fire, a flood, etc.
There are 2 bridges that you need to take over to get to the other side from safety. As the ground is shaking, you need to decide which bridge to take.
One bridge is connected by one stake in the ground and the other is connected by three bolts that are connected to a reinforced concrete slab on the other side.
Which one would you take?