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Engine compartment bracing 3.0

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I have a 2001 3.0..... car does not have brace inside engine compartment ( from wheel to wheel)....If I add one, will it have any noticable effect on strengthening the body? Where would I get one?


Thanks
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That brace you are asking is called (m)

tower strut brace or strut bar for short.
You can find them almost anywhere on the web and even at the dealer.
There are three main camps.
1) strong strut (made very well if not the best - material of solid steel or aluminum).
2) Dinan (also made very well - material of solid alumium)
3) All others (questionable design - material - solid metals or tubular metal, and even carbon fiber).

Costs ranges from $150 up to $600, not including installation, which you can do yourself.

Try the following websites:
Strong Strut
Dinan BMW
TC Kline
HMS Motorsports

That is a small list of shops that sell strut bars.

Have fun and good luck.
Hey, thanks for the info......I will research.....


Mark
And you will definately notice the difference on a roadster. I had one on my 3.0 and it was a HUGE improvement. :thumbup:
goldenpaw said:
Hey, thanks for the info......I will research.....

Mark
Do you reccommend all three struts: Rear / Front and vertical body??

The car is stock, so this would be first "upgrade".......


Mark
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