E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > 335i without strut braces?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
BlackBB6
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dallas

Posts: 457
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
335i without strut braces?

This morning I re-installed my charge pipe and I noticed that my car doesn't have strut braces on either side. I've been looking at pictures of E92 and N54 engine bays and all of them have the strut braces. The car has the sport package.

I tried some searching but couldn't find any answers. Did some E92's or 335i's come without them?
BlackBB6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
jonerik26
Lieutenant Colonel
 
jonerik26's Avatar
 
Drives: black 335i e90 PRE-LCI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: somewhere

Posts: 1,868
iTrader: (21)

Garage List
2007 335i  [4.00]
1998 Acura Integra  [4.25]
2006 325i  [4.00]
am pretty certain all models come with the strut braces
__________________
jonerik26 is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
achien
AC
 
Drives: E90 Post Members Crazy
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada

Posts: 2,378
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jack1526
am pretty certain all models come with the strut braces
Even 2007's?
__________________
Your Supreme Leader
achien is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
abhishriv
Major
 
Drives: 2007 335i Coupe (Space grey)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,224
iTrader: (0)

i have a 2007 e92 335i and i have the strut braces too
abhishriv is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
AlanAZ
Captain
 
AlanAZ's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i sport manual
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Posts: 793
iTrader: (4)

The Bentley manual warns not to drive without the braces as they are integral to the front-end structure.
AlanAZ is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #6
JDLM
Banned
 
JDLM's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i Sedan
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas

Posts: 3,278
iTrader: (4)

If you need some lmk I have my stock ones I will send to you (if you cover shipping)
JDLM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #7
cvc 22349a
Colonel
 
cvc 22349a's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SF Bay

Posts: 2,181
iTrader: (8)

No 335i's came w/o strut braces. Did you buy your car used?
Unfortunately, I tossed my oe strut braces or I would have shipped 'em to you
__________________
2007 E90 335i, TiAg, 6AT, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, 6FL, HD
Quaife lsd, ETS fmic, GIAC s/w, Dinan intake/exhaust/oc, KW/GC/M3/Meyle susp, Apex Arc 8, Mich PSS
cvc 22349a is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #8
BlackBB6
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dallas

Posts: 457
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Thanks for the replies guys. I bought my car used so it was probably taken off an not replaced at some point. The previous owner left all his receipts and everything was done at classic bmw so I will try and see if they will replace them for me. JDLM I sent you a PM too.
BlackBB6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
HP Autosport
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Drives: E82 1M
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, AP, Brembo, GIAC, Koni, Ohlins, Quaife, Stoptech, Vorshlag

Posts: 10,924
iTrader: (29)

All 325i 328i 330i and 335i and 335ix's have oem strut tower braces. Someone probably removed them at some point and didn't put them back on the car. I don't know what repair procedure requires them to be removed...has the car been in an accident?
HP Autosport is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #10
BlackBB6
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dallas

Posts: 457
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
The previous owner left all the receipts from service and maintenance and the carfax is clean so if it was it wasn't reported.
BlackBB6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #11
BlackBB6
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dallas

Posts: 457
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
I got a pair of braces for replacement, thanks JDLM!

From the diagrams I've seen, I need to remove the cowl and I need 2 M10X16 bolts and 1 M16x1.5 bolt with washer. Am I missing anything? Any tips for installation or is it as straight forward as it seems?
BlackBB6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-23-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
vasillalov
Mad Linux Guru On The Loose
 
vasillalov's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i Sedan
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 4,132
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 335i E90  [4.00]
The bolts are aluminium stretch bolts. One time use. Other than that, that's all you need to do.
__________________
Equal Opportunity Harasser!
6MT | COBB | AR | AE | Forge DV | HPF | P3 Gauge | Hybrid Intake | O.S.Giken TCD | All M3 bits | TCKLine
vasillalov is offline   Bulgaria
0
Reply With Quote
      03-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #13
JDLM
Banned
 
JDLM's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i Sedan
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas

Posts: 3,278
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackBB6 View Post
I got a pair of braces for replacement, thanks JDLM!

From the diagrams I've seen, I need to remove the cowl and I need 2 M10X16 bolts and 1 M16x1.5 bolt with washer. Am I missing anything? Any tips for installation or is it as straight forward as it seems?
No problem

I would order a replacement bolt
JDLM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST