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      03-21-2016, 02:33 PM   #89
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do you need to modify anything to get the m3 bar to fit? some people say you do some don't?
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do you need to modify anything to get the m3 bar to fit? some people say you do some don't?
The bracket that bolts to the bulkead has to be cut and rewelded at a different angle to match the angle of the bulkhead below the windshield of the 1-er. HPA sells their kit with the properly modded bracket.
(V-shaped bracket at the top of the photo.)
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Ended up ordering the 1m package from ecs. It dropped another $7 to $215 shipped.
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Installed this today.
For those worried about it throwing out your alignment (camber) if you do it with the car on the ground, the weight of the car holds your alignment in place. It's definitely a DIY job.

I did have one issue where even when the center bolt was torqued to spec the bars either side still had vertical movement an extra washer on the bolt fixed it. Not sure why this was an issue maybe these bolts are one time use?
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Ended up ordering the 1m package from ecs. It dropped another $7 to $215 shipped.
Wow no shit? That's cheap!!
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      04-20-2016, 01:25 PM   #94
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Wow no shit? That's cheap!!
yeah, I agree. I test fitted the black ac cover thingy last night and it hits the studs on the strut tower rings on both sides. the studs are about 1 cm too tall. Going to grind them down with my angle grinder this weekend. Just a heads up for others considering this mod, that it is not 100% plug and play, at least for me. I could bolt the plastic cover down and it would probably work the way it is, but I like things to fit 100% so I will be grinding down the studs.
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Installed this today.
For those worried about it throwing out your alignment (camber) if you do it with the car on the ground, the weight of the car holds your alignment in place. It's definitely a DIY job.

I did have one issue where even when the center bolt was torqued to spec the bars either side still had vertical movement an extra washer on the bolt fixed it. Not sure why this was an issue maybe these bolts are one time use?
So when you removed the nuts on the botls, they didn't move at all when the car was on the ground?
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I'm replacing my shocks and suspension with the M3 links. Seriously considering also doing this mod to my 135i(N54)... I just don't know IF I should go with a 1M version or with the M3 version of this strut brace.

The M3 has that one piece center "V" while the 1M uses two arms with an open "fork" and a bolt to secure the center sections. I'm leaning towards the M3 unit.

Any thoughts?


EDIT... I just priced out both braces online over here on Leebmann24.de... Schmiedmann.de was even more expensive!


M3 unit = 410 euros
1M unit = 194 euros



I think I will be going with the 1M brace.

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I suggest using the 1M strut bar because it is a direct fit on E82 cars without needing any modification of the plastic components. If you choose the M3 version there is work needed to create sufficient clearance to fit the alloy fork in the centre section.

The advantage of the M3 version is that its made entirely from alloy. The 1M version has alloy strut top yokes from the M3, but uses steel tubes similar to the basic E82 version. Weight difference will be very minimal IMO.
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I donít think the M3 part fits. I believe hpa includes a modified piece with their m3 kit that allows it to fit with the 1er.
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^^Thanks guys. Seeing how the 1M is a direct bolt-on AND is half the price of the M3 unit... I think I will go with the 1M one.


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