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      10-14-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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strut brace from eBay

I got this strut brace on eBay. Problem with this brace is that the bar is directly on top of the windshield fluid filler. For topping up the fluid the bar has to be removed.
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so we should stay away from ebay strut braces? it does look nice though..
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did you feel a difference in handling? or is it just for looks?
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cant just finagel a funnel in there somehow?? the muse be a way to get around this... don't use your fluid as much?
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did you feel a difference in handling? or is it just for looks?
strut brace is actually for increasing body strength. it would never contribute to handling.
dont mess it up with anti roll bar.
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strut brace is actually for increasing body strength. it would never contribute to handling.
dont mess it up with anti roll bar.
well a stiffer chassis does result in more stable handling.. resulting in better handling in most cases.. that is the purpose of a strut bar is it not?

what do you mean don't mess it up with an anti-roll bar? you referring to sway bars? those would improve handling far beyond any strut bar
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Strut brace improves stiffness especially with cars using MacPherson struts. E92 has stiff chassis as it is so the improvement isn’t so noticeable.
As for the windshield fluid, the reservoir is quite large but I’ll see how it will work out over the winter.
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I was thinking of this brace as well but ended up going with the BMW Perf brace.
I'm thinking of selling my BMW Performance Strut Brace if anyone's interested.
It's been on my car for 2 weeks and I really did notice a difference.
There's nothing wrong, I'm just thinking of other things in the works.

This brace will fit around the windshield wiper fluid and oil cap.

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