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Old 01-11-2013, 05:01 AM
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Installation of strut brace on E90 sedan

I'm thinking of installing a front strut brace on my 2010 E90 sedan. My question is: Should the suspension be loaded or unloaded during the install? Can the car be sitting on the ground when you do the job? If the brace is non-adjustable, is re-alignment necessary? Thanks for the help.

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I'm thinking of installing a strut brace on my 2010 E90 sedan. My question is: Should the suspension be loaded or unloaded during the install? Can the car be sitting on the ground when you do the job? If the brace is non-adjustable, is re-alignment necessary? Thanks for the help.

The brace you want anchors to the center bolt as does stock.

Loaded or unloaded seems to be insignificant until time to torque nuts/bolts. Then, loaded before torque. Unadjustable brace? I wouldn't, but that's me.

Brace looks like a quick'n'easy mod, but should be the last thing you'd do after matched springs & coils, M suspension parts, subframe bushings, and particularly important, a limited slip differential. Have you done all that?

If not purchased yet, M brace recommended.
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Thanks, Calwaterboy.........
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:35 AM
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The brace you want anchors to the center bolt as does stock.
Or you could try something like this which doesn't involve the center bolt...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3905183351...84.m1423.l2649
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