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      12-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Group Buy Announcement: Active Autowerke BMW 135i/335i Strut Bar

Just wanted to post this here since I know the Commercial Sales section doesn't get much traffic. But spoke with the guys at AA and they've agreed to host a group buy for their strut bar brace which fits both 135i/335i, n54 and n55 motors. Their normal price is $325 + s/h but they are offering it for $269 shipped if we can get 10 confirmed buyers. That's nearly 20% off if you factor in shipping costs.

Big selling points for me were:

1) fits n54 and n55 motor and factory air box (unlike the BMW performance piece)
2) does not use hemi or hinge style joints found on some aftermarket bars
3) ease of install and no modification to stock trim
4) does not block oil cap


For those wondering why you need this, like all aftermarket mods you really could do without it. In theory it should tighten up the front end but these chassis are pretty rigid to begin with. Convertible owners would benefit more than coupe owners in that sense but another benefit for all of us is the added rigidity to the shock towers. E46's were notorious for weak shock towers which would crack or mushroom and I'm not sure how much has changed since then. NJ/NYC pothole filled roads does a number on my car and I view this as cheap insurance.

In terms of fitment, I think with exception of xi models, it should fit all E8/9x chassis including NA models (128/325/328/330). You should reach out to Da_Meister_22 with any fitment or GB related questions. Product link here

Close up photos on another member's car can be found here:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649792
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In the meantime, I'll create a temporary list here until Da_Meister_22 creates an official thread with specific details on date cut off, etc.


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In the meantime, I'll create a temporary list here until Da_Meister_22 creates an official thread with specific details on date cut off, etc.

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I'm thinking of getting the BMS intake for my N55. Do you know if it would it have any trouble clearing that?
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I'm thinking of getting the BMS intake for my N55. Do you know if it would it have any trouble clearing that?
Doubt it, if anything aftermarket intakes sit lower than factory
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I'm thinking of getting the BMS intake for my N55. Do you know if it would it have any trouble clearing that?
I have the BMS Intake and the AA Strut Bar and highly recommend them both.

There is some touching of the intake on the strut bar, but a piece of tape between the two will prevent any damage to the intake from rubbing.

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