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      01-27-2021, 06:25 PM   #243
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Yes 3 studs but 2 in the place of where the strut bar would go I see others put bolts down into it so I'm wondering if I remove the nuts for the coilovers put the strut bar over it and then the nuts back on top.
Yes you can do that since the studs look long enough, so just install strut bar and put nuts on top to hold the bar down and the coilovers up. I thought some chassis only use 2 of the 3 on the strut bar since its made to fit more than 1, but i could be remembering incorrectly.

Its still a little confusing to me though, because the strut tower holes come threaded, so how do the studs on the coilovers go up through those holes? Are they smaller than the OEM threaded hole or something? Or can you spin those studs and they are threaded into the OEM hole and bolted from the top? (i doubt the latter).
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Yes 3 studs but 2 in the place of where the strut bar would go I see others put bolts down into it so I'm wondering if I remove the nuts for the coilovers put the strut bar over it and then the nuts back on top.
Yes you can do that since the studs look long enough, so just install strut bar and put nuts on top to hold the bar down and the coilovers up. I thought some chassis only use 2 of the 3 on the strut bar since its made to fit more than 1, but i could be remembering incorrectly.

Its still a little confusing to me though, because the strut tower holes come threaded, so how do the studs on the coilovers go up through those holes? Are they smaller than the OEM threaded hole or something? Or can you spin those studs and they are threaded into the OEM hole and bolted from the top? (i doubt the latter).
Okay I was just wanted to make sure it was okay didn't know if 2 would be enough to hold it to make it do it's job so was curious and to be honest I have no idea didn't look when installing but didn't have to spin them in so I assume smaller than the holes not by much and then the nut holds it on. That's why I was so confused cause seen everyone else with bolts that went down into it but didn't see a way for mine to.
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I should post here on the site more often. I installed the Wiechers CF piece. Easy install, bought new bolts from the Dealer for the mounting. Looks legit. Turn in feel is improved a bit on the twisty's. YMMV tho.



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Can't seem to find much results about this, but has anyone installed on a F32 with the B58? Can't seem to find much on that.
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Can't seem to find much results about this, but has anyone installed on a F32 with the B58? Can't seem to find much on that.
The engine is irrelevant for this mod. And it's the same install on all the F3x cars.
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The engine is irrelevant for this mod. And it's the same install on all the F3x cars.
Really? The Megan bar for example seems to explicitly exclude the F32 from their list and I thought it's because the F32 has a wider track than the F30?

Happy to be wrong here.
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I should post here on the site more often. I installed the Wiechers CF piece. Easy install, bought new bolts from the Dealer for the mounting. Looks legit. Turn in feel is improved a bit on the twisty's. YMMV tho.



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Really? The Megan bar for example seems to explicitly exclude the F32 from their list and I thought it's because the F32 has a wider track than the F30?

Happy to be wrong here.
You need the model that matches the car + engine, but the install is the same.

I put one one my F30 B58 with no issues. Not sure of the F32 has wider stock towers though -- but you should be able to confirm by comparing parts between the F30 and F32.
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You need the model that matches the car + engine, but the install is the same.

I put one one my F30 B58 with no issues. Not sure of the F32 has wider stock towers though -- but you should be able to confirm by comparing parts between the F30 and F32.

I emailed Megan Racing & the guy responded saying that "it fits the F32 as well" but gave no explicable reasoning as to why it was omitted on the website in the first place. So I chanced it and will return it if it doesn't fit.

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Could just be they didn't update the site. When I was buying pads for my 340, NOBODY listed them in the aftermarket land, only the 33. Eventually went to RealOEM, checked the OEM PN's to confirm that the 335 was indeed the identical pads as the 340.
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The engine is irrelevant for this mod. And it's the same install on all the F3x cars.
Really? The Megan bar for example seems to explicitly exclude the F32 from their list and I thought it's because the F32 has a wider track than the F30?

Happy to be wrong here.
Same strut braces fit F30 and F32
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Evening all, been meaning to join Bimmerpost for a while now and have only just got round to it.

Currently looking at getting a front Strut Brace for my F31 320D M-Sport. Looking at tightening the whole thing up and I quite like the aesthetic appearance they have under the bonnet. I have had a check back through this thread and there is more information than I can handle. Would anyone be able provide guidance and a few manufacturer names on a good brace to opt for?

Currently in the process of carrying out some minor mods to the car as well but will leave discussion of these for another thread. Obligatory new member photos attached.

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      03-02-2021, 12:14 PM   #257
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Just bought my strut bar. Seems to be some conflicting messages about replacing the hex nuts or not. Have many people just re-used vs replaced? I am an LCI model so would be 6 nuts total, not that cost is an issue.
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Evening all, been meaning to join Bimmerpost for a while now and have only just got round to it.

Currently looking at getting a front Strut Brace for my F31 320D M-Sport. Looking at tightening the whole thing up and I quite like the aesthetic appearance they have under the bonnet. I have had a check back through this thread and there is more information than I can handle. Would anyone be able provide guidance and a few manufacturer names on a good brace to opt for?

Currently in the process of carrying out some minor mods to the car as well but will leave discussion of these for another thread. Obligatory new member photos attached.

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Just bought my strut bar. Seems to be some conflicting messages about replacing the hex nuts or not. Have many people just re-used vs replaced? I am an LCI model so would be 6 nuts total, not that cost is an issue.
I believe they are technical TTY (torque to yield). I reused mine, but its generally not recommended. If you reuse, i would not redo the +90 degree turn in the torque spec as you might break them or strip.

It's a similar situation to the ones you remove when doing spark plugs on the OEM brace that goes to the firewall.
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Just bought my strut bar. Seems to be some conflicting messages about replacing the hex nuts or not. Have many people just re-used vs replaced? I am an LCI model so would be 6 nuts total, not that cost is an issue.
Isn't LCI 5 bolt struts? My precli is 3.
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Just bought my strut bar. Seems to be some conflicting messages about replacing the hex nuts or not. Have many people just re-used vs replaced? I am an LCI model so would be 6 nuts total, not that cost is an issue.
I reused them on my LCI with blue thread locker.
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I believe they are technical TTY (torque to yield). I reused mine, but its generally not recommended. If you reuse, i would not redo the +90 degree turn in the torque spec as you might break them or strip.

It's a similar situation to the ones you remove when doing spark plugs on the OEM brace that goes to the firewall.
Thanks for the info. I couldn't tell from pics online if they were TTY or not. Seems like a few people are re-using them without incident so far.


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Isn't LCI 5 bolt struts? My precli is 3.
I meant bolts not nuts and LCI has 3 per tower that are used to attach the strut bar instead of 2 in the pre-lci

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I reused them on my LCI with blue thread locker.
Seems like an inexpensive option to help support the reused bolts. Might give that a try, thanks
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I'm a bit grated right now because the general input from everyone here and from Megan was that this would fit on a B58 F32.

And it kinda does but not really. It comes into contact with that fuse box-esque looking thing. If I remove the cover, I would be able to install the strut bar but then it looks like there's a potential to expose all the wiring to moisture? I frankly don't know what the wiring/plugs are for. It looks like it's pinching the wires but there is clearance underneath.

Wondering if anybody has gone through this? I haven't tightened the assembly together yet because I'm debating if I should just return the bar, or it would be OK to leave that cover off. The cover exists for a reason..

EDIT: Did a little digging, that is apparently the ECU.
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