Our stainless steel strut brace fits well and is very rigid yet lightweight (more so than the mild-steel variants on the market). It has NO joints or swivels. Installation requires drilling of two 8mm holes for best strength (beware of flimsy aluminum bars from others – most are not rigid enough to work properly). This bar leaves the strut mount area open for camber plate adjustments. Finish is available in either powder-coated black or raw stainless steel.
Bar Weight: 3.5 lbs
Fitment: E30 325/e/es/i/is and M3; does NOT fit the ix or 4-cylinder 318 models. The bar will fit on most engine-swapped cars (see customer photos), but this is not guaranteed given the variability on any individual engine swap.
IMPORTANT! The BMW factory published body specification shows the distance between the strut towers should be 1002.2mm +/-2mm (39.5″), measured from center to center at the strut bearing opening in the inner fenders. The bar we manufacture is 1002.2mm, the published spec. However; we have found many cars (ranged across all years and models) can vary, depending on wear to the shock towers over time and imprecise manufacturing tolerances during the car’s production. There is no published factory documentation of any difference in the body dimensions. We suggest you measure to ensure our brace will work without modification.
Please note that fitment onto cars with swapped engines depends heavily on the final positioning of the engine.