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      12-06-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Strut Brace for 128 Conv.

Was wondering if any vert owners have tried this and can recommend it.
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      12-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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I have one on my 330cic, it's a nice addition. I would do other suspension mods first before I added a strut bar
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      12-12-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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I added the strut brace to my vert and I could really tell the difference at highway speeds (60-80). A lot less residual vibration after hitting a bump. It help stiffen the body just a little more. I installed the BMW aluminum brace which was a lot less expensive than the carbon fiber option.
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      12-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #4
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Was wondering if any vert owners have tried this and can recommend it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251196836534...84.m1558.l2649

Have a carbon fiber one for sale right now. Minty. Follow the link above or PM
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I test drove my car without it, and had the aluminum one installed for delivery. It made an improvement on body flex over bumps and potholes for sure. Not dramatic, but money well spent. It should come with the car!
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$941.00 JUDAS!
Do they make any for the 135? =\
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$941.00 JUDAS!
Do they make any for the 135? =\

here ya go, the M3 version made to fit 128/135:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450160

I don't know if that pricing is still good, on their website it shows it as being a little over $400.

That's the one I'd get. Carbon fiber ones are just eye candy.
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$941.00 JUDAS!
Do they make any for the 135? =\

here ya go, the M3 version made to fit 128/135:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450160

I don't know if that pricing is still good, on their website it shows it as being a little over $400.

That's the one I'd get. Carbon fiber ones are just eye candy.
+1. Definitely the way to go. Here's my install and review of the M3 strut tower brace. I have a 135i vert.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744780
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