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      03-30-2015, 12:08 AM   #67
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So does it fit safely?
I don't have an OCC or an N54 or an N55
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      03-30-2015, 06:31 AM   #68
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Can anyone chime in with a BMS OCC??
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      03-06-2016, 03:30 AM   #69
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Digging up an old thread. For users of the 1M brace, does the M dust cap fit on with your coilovers damper knob?
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      03-06-2016, 06:09 AM   #70
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Very nice work ! Can you use these with camber plates ?
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      03-06-2016, 08:40 AM   #71
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Yes and yes ^
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      03-06-2016, 08:00 PM   #72
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Does anyone actually have the DIY baby steps for this mod? I'm thinking of doing the M3 and the old post from HPA even said the hardest part will be for people figuring out how to remove th covers. So, anyone point me to the direciones?
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      03-06-2016, 10:03 PM   #73
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Excellent. Thanks for the confirmation that the covers fit. I assume that damper adjustment knob height is pretty much consistent between brands..This should be a very stealth install.
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      03-07-2016, 07:36 PM   #74
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would i need a wheel alignment post install of the bar?

i am assuming the strut would move once the bolts required to install the bar are removed wondering if anyone can confirm?
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      03-11-2016, 06:20 AM   #75
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True, loosening the top of the strut can change your alignment. If you pay attention to where the strut was before and after install, you should be able to get it back to where it was. Any amount you are off should be minimal. If you have any doubts afterwards, just bring it in and explain it to the shop. They may give you a discount if they know the only thing that may need adjusting is the top of the strut.
One exception.... If you haven't removed the alignment pins, things won't move at all.
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      03-11-2016, 10:58 PM   #76
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if the wheels are on the ground, I'm pretty sure the weight of the car won't allow the strut to move. Just try moving the strut with one wheel on the ground. Just the tension from the sway bar won't let you love the strut, the weight of the car would make it even more difficult to move.
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      03-17-2016, 09:32 PM   #77
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6 / 51717895241 / Hex Nut, M8 (These replace the 6 stock nuts that hold the strut in place)
Just got quoted $36 each from a dealer here in Australia.... does anyone know where i can get them cheaper?
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      03-17-2016, 09:55 PM   #78
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Just got quoted $36 each from a dealer here in Australia.... does anyone know where i can get them cheaper?
Holy F! It must be cheaper to make them locally!
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      03-17-2016, 10:02 PM   #79
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Just got quoted $36 each from a dealer here in Australia.... does anyone know where i can get them cheaper?
Holy F! It must be cheaper to make them locally!
$812 for everything here in Australia we get ripped so hard. especially when i see guys here saying they are getting everything for under $200 which even with the bad Aussie dollar atm is still way less then half the price.
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      03-17-2016, 10:16 PM   #80
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There is a pack of 1M front brace components from ECS Tuning. I ordered it last year. The postage by US post to Australia wasn't too bad.

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-13...Reinforcement/

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yep was just looking at that. ecs want $350 for shipping currently looking into using a forwarder.

might email them also see what they can do.
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      03-17-2016, 11:15 PM   #82
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yep was just looking at that. ecs want $350 for shipping currently looking into using a forwarder.

might email them also see what they can do.
I got mine from Schmiedmann for less than $250US last year, I just ordered a shit load of stuff all at once so shipping was reasonable
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I got mine from Schmiedmann for less than $250US last year, I just ordered a shit load of stuff all at once so shipping was reasonable
$290 AU shipped. legend!

Some stuff is out of stock though so need to wait a few extra days not really an issue for me.
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      03-18-2016, 12:30 AM   #84
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if the wheels are on the ground, I'm pretty sure the weight of the car won't allow the strut to move. Just try moving the strut with one wheel on the ground. Just the tension from the sway bar won't let you love the strut, the weight of the car would make it even more difficult to move.
You do this brace convo yet man? Thinking about ordering it now to make it easy to access the TCK knobs.
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Not yet. I'm going to though. Tried pricing it out on a few sites and the ecs package deal always ends up cheaper so I'm going to order it from them.
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Not yet. I'm going to though. Tried pricing it out on a few sites and the ecs package deal always ends up cheaper so I'm going to order it from them.
ECS has it on 10% sale right now. FYI.
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ECS has it on 10% sale right now. FYI.
Thanks brother. Might have to get myself an early birthday present.
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Does anyone actually have the DIY baby steps for this mod? I'm thinking of doing the M3 and the old post from HPA even said the hardest part will be for people figuring out how to remove th covers. So, anyone point me to the direciones?
I have a DIY in the DIY section for the M3 modified strut brace. Installation of the 1M brace would be almost identical other than the centre mount.

That said, if you can stomach the additional cost, the M3 strut tower brace is a better design than the 1M brace but definitely the 1M is still much better than the stock brace.
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