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BlackBMWs 04-04-2014 04:39 AM

Rear strut brace
 
ti'ers,

If you have a rear shock tower strut brace and still have the rear carpet cut in place over the brace, can you please respond with a picture of the cuts you made in the carpet? I have a rear brace courtesy of Dan and would like to remove the smallest amount of carpet material while still fitting the bar correctly.

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps7bfcc0vr.jpg

Thanks! Rich :cool:

BlackBMWs 04-26-2014 02:56 PM

Got it installed. If it helps anyone, I basically cut a hole behind (towards the rear) of where the bracket should pop out. If the cover is level with the deck, the height is the same. Perfect on one side, a little larger on the first side I cut. :cool:

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...psxjxej66t.jpg

zoner 04-26-2014 08:00 PM

Nice!

jca 04-27-2014 04:19 AM

Can you feel a difference in handling with the rear brace? John

BlackBMWs 04-27-2014 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jca (Post 361899)
Can you feel a difference in handling with the rear brace? John

Hi John, Yes, definitely more planted. The one I put in is not as beefy as the Mason bar, but it dosen't take as much space either. (I would have went with the Mason bar if my pockets were deeper. ) Now I do have a lower front BMW x-brace, a mason front strut brace and now this no name rear bar.

I put one of these bars on my 325i sedan and it definitely made a difference in that it feels tighter in corners.

Not a bad thing for $40. :cool:

jca 04-28-2014 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackBMWs (Post 361901)
Hi John, Yes, definitely more planted. The one I put in is not as beefy as the Mason bar, but it dosen't take as much space either. (I would have went with the Mason bar if my pockets were deeper. ) Now I do have a lower front BMW x-brace, a mason front strut brace and now this no name rear bar.

I put one of these bars on my 325i sedan and it definitely made a difference in that it feels tighter in corners.

Not a bad thing for $40. :cool:

Thanks for answering my question. I want a rear brace now. Where did you get yours? John

BlackBMWs 04-28-2014 04:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jca (Post 361935)
Thanks for answering my question. I want a rear brace now. Where did you get yours? John

I have two. for my TI, I received that one used in great shape from Danny here on the forum for $40 shipped.

I picked up another for my 325i on ebay new for $39.99 plus shipping.

Danny's bar is a little beefier, both work well. :cool:

Estii 10-04-2016 01:45 AM

is your rear upper brace something specific for the TI, or a generic bar thats fits other models?

BlackBMWs 10-04-2016 02:57 AM

It fits my TI and my E36 sedan. Prolly would fit a E36 coupe


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Estii 10-04-2016 05:04 AM

So would like a E36 325 rear brace fit u think? Pm me brotha

joe1602 10-04-2016 12:33 PM

I'm interested in a rear brace as well. Let me know what you fin & where. Need to stiffen up the rear for auto-X next year!

BlackBMWs 10-04-2016 02:31 PM

Rear strut brace
 
Hi Joe, Estil shared a $37 bar I use on most of my TIs, but for the car I track, I use a Mason rear bar. 10x the price tho but way more stiff and solid.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...bf84748572.jpg

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joe1602 10-04-2016 03:23 PM

Black, same question as Estii, do you know if a regular e36 bar will fit in a ti?

BlackBMWs 10-04-2016 04:34 PM

It will for the ones I have come across on. eBay. Be careful for the front bars tho for fittiment


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Estii 10-05-2016 12:01 AM

Alright brothers. I bought an E36 rear strur bar that me and Black BMW's talked about. Ill be the guinea pig and see if it fits. It comes in 4 or 5 days so Ill be back with the results. And if I can figure out how ill post pics too haha.


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