Bimmer Retrofit
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > Help needed please

Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
Enlisted Member

Drives: 335i m sport
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: uk

iTrader: (0)

Help needed please

Has anyone fitted a rear strut brace to a e92 335i can't find a DIY anywhere! And I don't know where to start
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
Brigadier General

Drives: e92 335d lci
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: kent

iTrader: (2)

boy you are in for fun! yes ive done it and its a bugger. you have to strip out the carpet both sides of the boot and reveal the struts, hardest thing is lack of access. you have to place the brackets on the inner face of the tower both sides and line them up, better with the bar in place then mark the holes take it away and drill the holes, now the tricky part you have hold the bracket in place put the bolt through the hole and then put the washer and nut down inside the tower onto the bolt. as you will see this is nigh on impossible but it is doeable. the nuts are stainless so if you drop them you cant retrieve them with a magnet. i think it would be better if you could get someone to make a plate with threaded holes which is a mirror image of the bracket so all you have to do is hold the plate inside the tower and thread the bolt though the bracket and into the plate thereby negating the need for the nuts. the other thing is you have to cut a neat hole in the carpet to fit over the brackets. have to say it does make the car very stiff. if you are anywhere near kent id be happy to show you but not do it!!
Appreciate 0


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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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