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      05-30-2022, 11:29 PM   #6
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Drives: 2008 BMW 328xi
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: South Florida

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Interesting to see how some cars didn't get it at all and others got different sizes. Talking to some people that removed it from their own cars they had the same thought I did which is that if the spacer itself is the same diameter as the strut mount then it probably doesn't provide any structural reinforcement as it would have to be larger in order to distribute the loads over more area of the strut tower.

I didn't put it back after I reassembled the struts. Car is a bit lower but nothing crazy. I don't notice any adverse effects from getting rid of it.

Also it was said that you might need to cut the studs a bit if you remove it so they don't hit the engine bay brace. Mine is close but doesn't hit so no need for it.
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