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      09-26-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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I started this thread on the for vendor section, but I just thought to post this on the suspension section so more people could see.
I'm trying to install the adapter pieces;few questions; there's a 3 bolts to unscrew (1 reverse torx, 2 16mm bolts), there's a small bolt with a dot in the middle, How do you take it off? Could you re-use it again? Here's a couple of pics. Thanks for the response. Double click pics to see it more clearly.


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I bet that's just a push pin style, but not 100%.
I believe you just pry it up with a screwdriver.
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I started this thread on the for vendor section, but I just thought to post this on the suspension section so more people could see.
I'm trying to install the adapter pieces;few questions; there's a 3 bolts to unscrew (1 reverse torx, 2 16mm bolts), there's a small bolt with a dot in the middle, How do you take it off? Could you re-use it again? Here's a couple of pics. Thanks for the response. Double click pics to see it more clearly.


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I bet that's just a push pin style, but not 100%.
I believe you just pry it up with a screwdriver.
PM Harold from HP Autowerkes.
Will do. Thanks. I'll post pics after the install.
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I started this thread on the for vendor section, but I just thought to post this on the suspension section so more people could see.
I'm trying to install the adapter pieces;few questions; there's a 3 bolts to unscrew (1 reverse torx, 2 16mm bolts), there's a small bolt with a dot in the middle, How do you take it off? Could you re-use it again? Here's a couple of pics. Thanks for the response. Double click pics to see it more clearly.


I'm about to do the same install on my e90 but I had to order the new thrust rods from BMW myself. Could you post some pics of the e90 kit? Thanks.
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I'm about to do the same install on my e90 but I had to order the new thrust rods from BMW myself. Could you post some pics of the e90 kit? Thanks.
Here's the driver's side.

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Finally got a chance to drive around with the Hotchkis x brace installed on my e90. Wow, what a difference. I don't know about the coupe but this piece makes a huge difference on the sedan. The car feels much more stable and planted and there is virtually no shake. Awesome, definitely recommend this mod.
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Thanks for the review... I already have my install kit... For those wondering, its just 2 arms and 2 bolts.... Now im just waiting on funds to get the brace
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Finally got a chance to drive around with the Hotchkis x brace installed on my e90. Wow, what a difference. I don't know about the coupe but this piece makes a huge difference on the sedan. The car feels much more stable and planted and there is virtually no shake. Awesome, definitely recommend this mod.
Do you have the stock exhaust? If so, how is the clearance between the resonators and the arms on the brace?
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Nope I have the UR catback exhaust. I don't think it would fit the stock exhaust due to the resonator.
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