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      08-07-2008, 10:51 PM   #23
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Looks nice and good info!
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In the photo everyone can see the brace is in a powdercoat grey. Is that the preferred color or would a nickel plate finish be more attractive?
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Maybe put up some photos. Gray looks good to me! I am wondering if it is necessary on the E90, given the additional strength that the B pillar provides. I am still thinking shock tower brace, particularly with a stiffer suspension (coilovers etc.).
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Maybe put up some photos. Gray looks good to me! I am wondering if it is necessary on the E90, given the additional strength that the B pillar provides. I am still thinking shock tower brace, particularly with a stiffer suspension (coilovers etc.).
We will as soon as Hotchkis send us one! During the R&D process we were told not to take any photos!
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Got a pic of this? I didn't know the M3 had an upper rear brace. Or did you mean the M3's front strut tower brace?

Yes, the E9x M3 strut tower brace. Rears are just regular dampers, no struts back there.
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We will have a shipment of these braces in a few days!
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Send me this brace and I'll take some pics of it installed for ya.
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Send me this brace and I'll take some pics of it installed for ya.
You know I'll get you one at a killer deal and let you do all the write up on it!
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ooooh ooooh, really??
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Send me one too! Will do a full autoX review and DIY.
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Price is $450 with FREE shipping!
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Doh! Thought I'd get in on that killer deal too!
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That is one of the benefits of a repeat customer and write some great reviews on the products.
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Harold I think we are to the point where you can start a thread in the Sponsor for sale section and link this thread to it.
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Harold I think we are to the point where you can start a thread in the Sponsor for sale section and link this thread to it.
As requested!

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How much does it weight ?
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How much does it weight ?
Feels around 8-10 lbs.

I'll weigh it tomorrow.
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Feels around 8-10 lbs.

I'll weigh it tomorrow.
May I also know what the OEM E90's and E92's brace weight, if you have these parts laying around.
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May I also know what the OEM E90's and E92's brace weight, if you have these parts laying around.
Well, the OEM E90 brace isn't much of a brace. I'll post some photos tomorrow and you will know what I am talking about.

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This is really helpful stuff -- great photos. I might note that stiffening up the chassis with a brace like this is a really important thing to do if you are stiffening up the suspension and/or upping the engine performance. In regard to weight, swapping a 5 lb piece for a 10 lb piece is normally not a good thing, but this amount is trivial given that it is in a low and central location, so it should have a minute effect.
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