Originally Posted by flinchy
Jefry mentioned above that it allows camber plates and strut mounta to fit more easily.. Otherwise: it's thicker, stiffer, stronger, more rigid etc. and a TON more expensive hah
The stock 1er brace (at least in mine) isn't a full brace. It hits back to the firewall straight away where you'd want it to meet in the middle
, looks like it is worth upgrading then.