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      09-24-2013, 11:47 AM   #111
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My VRSF exhaust will show up tomorrow, so I'll let you know.

If it doesnt clear the center section i just wont use it. Not a big deal, the left and right parts still brace the rear subframe to the body of the car.

I drove around for a few weeks without the center part and didnt notice a difference when I finally put it on.
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      09-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #112
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My VRSF exhaust will show up tomorrow, so I'll let you know.

If it doesnt clear the center section i just wont use it. Not a big deal, the left and right parts still brace the rear subframe to the body of the car.

I drove around for a few weeks without the center part and didnt notice a difference when I finally put it on.
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      09-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #113
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does anyone now how much BMW charges for these parts? i just cant live without a brace any longer. traction control is cutting in so frequently and the rear seems to be hopping around.
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      09-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #114
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does anyone now how much BMW charges for these parts? i just cant live without a brace any longer. traction control is cutting in so frequently and the rear seems to be hopping around.
use the part numbers i put up and check on ECS,realoem etc
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      09-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #115
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It wont fit with the center section. I just used it with the left and right supports and no center section and it felt good.
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      09-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #116
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Will our stock bolts gut with the M3 brace? Looks like it would, May breed longer bolts for the rear mounting points? I have the E92 rear bolts and tension braces (braces will not be used of course). I have every thing else ordered
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does anyone else feel that the back of the car kind of shifts side to side when they hit a bump?
obviously without any from of X brace back there or anything
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does anyone else feel that the back of the car kind of shifts side to side when they hit a bump?
obviously without any from of X brace back there or anything
yes
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      09-30-2013, 09:14 AM   #119
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      10-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #120
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Will our stock bolts gut with the M3 brace? Looks like it would, May breed longer bolts for the rear mounting points? I have the E92 rear bolts and tension braces (braces will not be used of course). I have every thing else ordered
All the bolts are the same except if you are going to use the m3 center part get those bolts because they are longer.
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All the bolts are the same except if you are going to use the m3 center part get those bolts because they are longer.
I am using the plate, it shows (3) different options for the bolts #5 on realoem. Any idea Which one? I could use the longer ones I used for my hotchkis but rather use OEM.
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ECS has these for $127 per side.
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      10-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #123
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All the bolts are the same except if you are going to use the m3 center part get those bolts because they are longer.
Just found out after trying to install this it will not fit a E90....gas tank hits brace and it can not mount to chassis. Would need a 2" spacer.
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Only way I see this working is using the plate first then connecting arms, but I believe on a M3 the arms go first then the plate.
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It def goes center plate first then arms
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Can't see why it would matter if the reinforcement plate went first then the braces, the gas tank has a lot of flex and brace gas foam guards. It is only the one side that didn't fit because of the budge in the right side of the gas tank.
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4dr m3 gas tank would fix it.
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This is a bone stock 4dr m3
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4dr m3 gas tank would fix it.
I used a 1/4" -spacer....guys fear now...didn't use plate. The hotchkis I found out was screwing up my ride comfort and causing issues....M3 brace rocks! All thanks to you.I will give you props on thread I post
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Hey Rob. What issues where you getting with the Hotchkis brace? I have it installed on my ride and have no issues.
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Hey Rob. What issues where you getting with the Hotchkis brace? I have it installed on my ride and have no issues.
it's a great brace but I didn't like using all the thighs spacers on there and like the design of the M3 better since it welds in the tension braces. I think my issue was the bolts where coming loose because of the stacked spacers I believe causing a really uneven feeling ride...hard to explain. The hotchkis is a great product.
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