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      12-30-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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325/330 strut bar=335?

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Ok ive put the strut bar on my car for a couple day know and all the sudden i had a rattle in my dash..Couldnt figure it out for the life of me what it was!
The strut bar fits over the intake box no problem it bolts down and all with a bit of clearance it doesnt put any pressure on the intake box..BUT as soon as u start the car it starts to make contact cuase the engine moves!!
I started my car this morning and it was rattling reallly bad so i popped the hood and put my hand on the strut bar it made this wierd rattle noise so Immediatly i shut off the car took off the strut bar and BAM NO RATTLE!
so anyone thinking of trying to install the strut bar on the 335 it will NOT WORK. unless u can live with some god awful rattle that sounds like a bird crawling around in your dash!!
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      12-30-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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dood.. so thats what it was... i think i have the rattle... even tho i have 330

it even happens when i get into the car though..
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      12-30-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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      12-30-2006, 09:26 PM   #4
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dood.. so thats what it was... i think i have the rattle... even tho i have 330

it even happens when i get into the car though..
so you have the rattle with the oem strut bar in you 330? Have you tried tightening it down, etc? Anybody else with this rattle?
I wish Dinan's bar wasn't so prohibitively expensive.
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no rattle. mines fine
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no rattle. mines fine

bud you have a 325i...the strut bar is made for your car...it worked fine on my 325 as well!

red the topic i put it on a 335 and NO it doesnt work!
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where did you get it
i got the strut bar from circle bmw! its OEM for 325/330.. They have not come out with a 335 yet
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good info thanks! i was considering one for my 335
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Mine is perfect no rattles, fit great...
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Mine is perfect no rattles, fit great...
The point is that this OEM strut bar that fits our E90 325i/330i does not fit the E90 335i.
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bud you have a 325i...the strut bar is made for your car...it worked fine on my 325 as well!

red the topic i put it on a 335 and NO it doesnt work!
dude, relax... he was referring to the second post in the thread and my question thhereafter.

as you said, "red the topic".
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thanks for the tip I was also wanting one for my 335. Guess I'll have to wait
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just out of curiosity, rattle or not, do you notice any handling difference?
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Ok ive put the strut bar on my car for a couple day know and all the sudden i had a rattle in my dash..Couldnt figure it out for the life of me what it was!
The strut bar fits over the intake box no problem it bolts down and all with a bit of clearance it doesnt put any pressure on the intake box..BUT as soon as u start the car it starts to make contact cuase the engine moves!!
I started my car this morning and it was rattling reallly bad so i popped the hood and put my hand on the strut bar it made this wierd rattle noise so Immediatly i shut off the car took off the strut bar and BAM NO RATTLE!
so anyone thinking of trying to install the strut bar on the 335 it will NOT WORK. unless u can live with some god awful rattle that sounds like a bird crawling around in your dash!!

ADHD, can the STB be shimmed to prevent the contact and noise? Thanks.
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ADHD....since it doesn't work with your 335i....

I will be glad to take it off your hand.......

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hows the strut bar for other people now.. have they changed it to work better with the 335i?
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hows the strut bar for other people now.. have they changed it to work better with the 335i?
OEM strut brace installed on my 330i is ellipsoid in cross section, leading me to wonder whether there may be less clearance between the hood and engine cover for 335i cars.
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