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      04-26-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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335D Strut Brace

Has anyone fitted the engine front strut brace to a 335D coupe from the BMW accessories list.

I would like to know if they have added to the handling,steering feel and roll control to the car.
Not sure the carbon version is worth the expense , but would welcome feedback on any fittings-good or not so

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      04-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
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I bought a strut brace for the E90 and noticed a significant improvement in understeer afterwards when driving very hard (but obviously, not over the limit. As I'm referring to understeer not oversteer :-D )

But I've no experience of them on the E92. It's likely to be similar of course
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      04-26-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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bmw one doesnt fit the 335d only one ive found that fits is the schnitzer one about 600 you wont fit it and think what an amaxing difference it makes but youd notice it on a track tbh not worth that expense!
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      04-27-2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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The factory standard 335i/d brace is garbage and isn't even secured at the inboard end!

I fitted the BMW M3 alloy solid bolted 3-point strut brace and the main difference was a reduction in dashboard creaks over slow bumps (like speed bumps) as it stiffened up the front body.

No real road difference, maybe holds a better line through fast compression corners, i.e. dips etc or braking though corners, certainly no effect on roll control as that is springs / ARBs job.
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
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