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      10-15-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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**********s.com l Cusco OS Style Strut Brace l Improve Handling & Steering Response!!

[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/images/E90post%20Forum%20Pics/cusco_logo.gif[/IMG]

**********s.com is proud to bring to the Bimmerpost community the Cusco OS Style Strut Brace. The Cusco OS Style Strut Brace is a lightweight aluminum strut brace reduces flex in your vehicle's chassis allowing for better handling, and steering response. The Cusco OS Style Strut Brace is purely bolt-on and only requires a socket wrench for installation. The Cusco OS Style Strut Brace features signature Cusco Blue end plates for a unique appearance.

A stiffer chassis is a more responsive chassis. It really is as simple as that. Strut braces are used to reduce the amount of flex in the factory strut towers (the part of the chassis housing the factory strut assembly). Under hard conering loads, especially with ultra-sticky race tires, the strut assembly is pulled laterally at the strut top. Over time, the chasis fatigues and allows the strut tower itself to flex, resulting in deflection in the suspension.

A Strut brace, as the name implies, ties together the strut towers and, in some cases, braces them against the firewall or any other part of the car's chassis, to reduce flex and movement at the strut towers. The benefit to the driver is a firmer and less flexible-feeling chassis with better turn-in response!

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Cusco/BMW-E90-aFe-Intake-Cusco-Strut-Bar-1.JPG[/img]

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Cusco/BMW-E90-aFe-Intake-Cusco-Strut-Bar-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/Cusco/BMW-E90-aFe-Intake-Cusco-Strut-Bar-3.jpg[/img]

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We just got a new shipment of these new systems in! Give me a call here at 714-582-3330 ext. 8006, drop me a pm, or e-mail me Alan************.com to get your special E90post member pricing!

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      10-15-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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For the 335i, the chasis already has a strut brace that runs from each strut tower to the center of frame by the rear part of the engine.

Is this thing designed to work in "conjunction", meaning, you just install over top of those already there to create a triangle brace? Or are you expected to remove the other ones and just use this, thus losing some rigidity?
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Will this work on a 2011 335i x-drive? Also, I never saw a response to techlogik question above.

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Thanks for the support on this product line guys. We just received our second batch and all units are in-stock and ready to ship out immediately!
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Here are a few more installed pics from one of my customers cars for you to check out (sorry for the low quality pics)!

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/MISC/BMW-E92-Cusco-Strut-Brace-1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/MISC/BMW-E92-Cusco-Strut-Brace-2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**********s.com/images/Products/MISC/BMW-E92-Cusco-Strut-Brace.jpg[/img]
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pm price shipped to 08060 if you don't mind . Thanks!
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Does anyone have this for their 325/328?
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does this fit a 08 335i e93 alan? if so how much shipped to 15122?
and does the factory strut bar need to be removed for this to fit?
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Does anyone have this for their 325/328?
The Cusco OS style strut brace is meant for the 135i, 335i, and M3 applications only.
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does it work with factory air box?
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Alan, what's the damage on one of these babies shipped? Discount on two?

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For the 335i, the chasis already has a strut brace that runs from each strut tower to the center of frame by the rear part of the engine.

Is this thing designed to work in "conjunction", meaning, you just install over top of those already there to create a triangle brace? Or are you expected to remove the other ones and just use this, thus losing some rigidity?
Bump for answer... This might be an alternative to the M3 strut brace for those running coilovers that are adjustable from the top.
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Just look at the picture!

Your stocker is still there although I'll say this, even if you did have to switch, which you don't, it would still be a significant improvement. It doesn't provide anywhere near the torsional support/resistance that a traditional strut arm like the cusco will...


In the end, it doesn't matter though.


Cuz I got the last one in the country


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We just received our shipment of Cusco OS Strut Brace's for your BMW E90/E92/E93 335i straight from Japan! Get them while supplies last

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these strut bars fit E93's also ppl
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that looks HOT... I wish they made black ends instead of blue.
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All Cusco Struce Braces' are back in-stock guys!

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PM price shipped to T3A 4S8 Canada. Thanks.
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