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      04-21-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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First strut tower bar I have seen

Might be tempted to be the first on this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F-30-Ult...c1d952&vxp=mtr
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I would wait for a front/side to side one... (connecting 4 points of the chassis not 2).
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      04-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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Doesn't the angles make it weaker?
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I would wait for a front/side to side one... (connecting 4 points of the chassis not 2).
Waiting to see what the M3 comes with.
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      04-21-2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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Might be tempted to be the first on this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F-30-Ult...c1d952&vxp=mtr
You do know the car already has one. Right.
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honestly, they say it adds rigidity to chasis, but there is really no difference.. esp since our cars have such tight chasis already.. I'd say more for the show in the engine bay.. now, changing antiroll bars to thicker bars would make noticeable diff since body roll..
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honestly, they say it adds rigidity to chasis, but there is really no difference.. esp since our cars have such tight chasis already.. I'd say more for the show in the engine bay.. now, changing antiroll bars to thicker bars would make noticeable diff since body roll..
A well engineered bar tightens things up. Otherwise the M3 would not have one which it is shown in pics to have one.
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Might be tempted to be the first on this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F-30-Ult...c1d952&vxp=mtr
I was actually checking this out too.

Does this fit the F30 though? It says "2011" everywhere. Can anyone confirm with the picture that it is the right engine in the picture as ours?
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I was actually checking this out too.

Does this fit the F30 though? It says "2011" everywhere. Can anyone confirm with the picture that it is the right engine in the picture as ours?
It's for the F30, you can tell by the engine bay. His year may be a bit off, maybe the car showed up in Asia in late 2011.
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A well engineered bar tightens things up. Otherwise the M3 would not have one which it is shown in pics to have one.
What do you think would have a more noticeable effect on handling; this strut tower bar or a front camber kit? For me, the trait I dislike most about my car is the built in understeer. I use a square set of wheels and tires for track days and autocross but I use my stock staggered set up for DD. I can get the car to push pretty easily with that set up. I hoped that camber plates would help, not sure about the strut tower bar. At the moment I have neither.... Thoughts?
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What do you think would have a more noticeable effect on handling; this strut tower bar or a front camber kit? For me, the trait I dislike most about my car is the built in understeer. I use a square set of wheels and tires for track days and autocross but I use my stock staggered set up for DD. I can get the car to push pretty easily with that set up. I hoped that camber plates would help, not sure about the strut tower bar. At the moment I have neither.... Thoughts?
Hmm, would be pure hypothesis. I think the strut tower bar may help steering feedback, understeer, not so much.
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Well then, if you buy it and recommend it I will buy one too. Steering feedback is a good thing to improve upon.
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I build it for my 328i





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I build it for my 328i





You must have access to some cool toys like a CNC machine. That also looks to be $$$ if it were to go into production. You should share the wealth and offer more.
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      04-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #15
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I build it for my 328i





That is sooo kool. Take my money lol
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That is sooo kool. Take my money lol
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The price of the strut bar will be at $500 per piece including shipping... for United states only. If anyone who is interested please tell me. You can have any Anodize color of your choice!
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Hard to tell but based on the perspective, won't this have to come off to remove the oil filter housing cover? Looks like you have a few cap screws holding the center section to the mounts which would make this pretty easy. Hmmm...
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That is money baby
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this brand is made in malaysia i think.
The bar is hollow and the whole piece is very light, you could lift it with 2 fingers
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