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m44droptop
07-21-2005, 10:45 PM
hey just wondering if the M's came with an x-brace stock cuz I am buying an M3 and I need to know if I have rip the x-brace off my 318ic before I sell it.

Josh (PA)
07-22-2005, 04:01 AM
hey just wondering if the M's came with an x-brace stock cuz I am buying an M3 and I need to know if I have rip the x-brace off my 318ic before I sell it.
only the '95 lightweight and the convertibles. Coupes and Sedans didn't get them

Pinecone
07-23-2005, 11:24 AM
Didn't later Coupes also get them? I know the LTW and Cabs came with them.

SoloII///M
07-25-2005, 05:34 AM
Didn't later Coupes also get them? I know the LTW and Cabs came with them.

No. No coupes (including the LTW) came with the X-brace installed. The coupes were never crash-tested with the X-brace. The LTW had the part in the trunk.

The 'vert was the only model which had it installed from the factory.

JV

KCLARK
08-03-2005, 06:52 AM
I could have swore I read somewhere that they did DO SOMETHING in regards to the x-brace for 99 M3's. They revised something, anybody know what it was?

SoloII///M
08-04-2005, 01:25 PM
I could have swore I read somewhere that they did DO SOMETHING in regards to the x-brace for 99 M3's. They revised something, anybody know what it was?

I don't know. Never heard that. I do know that there is no documentation that shows the brace being installed on any E36 Coupes.

Pinecone
08-04-2005, 03:40 PM
I could have swore I read somewhere that they did DO SOMETHING in regards to the x-brace for 99 M3's. They revised something, anybody know what it was?

I was thinking the same thing, but not 100% sure.

Chris90
08-12-2005, 11:53 AM
I could have swore I read somewhere that they did DO SOMETHING in regards to the x-brace for 99 M3's. They revised something, anybody know what it was?

The M3s are pre-drilled for the x-brace, while 325/328s are not, is that what you're thinking of?

I had mine installed at the same time as new shocks and springs, so I could never judge its effect. :(