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Old 10-05-2016, 12:37 AM   #16
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Estii, Thanks man! I am looking forward to seeing if it works! good luck & keep us posted!

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Nice! the one Estil is purchasing is similiar to the one in the photo at the top of the thread. That is the one that fits the E36 Compact and Sedan for sure.
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:18 AM   #18
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Alright so the brace came in, and it fits perfectly. Its very strange how these companies specifically say there product does not fit the TI but it does. Both my front and rear brace were labeled as "NON TI" and both fit perfectly. heres the link for my rear brace.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262636422198...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Old 10-08-2016, 05:51 AM   #19
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So, how does it feel now that the brace is in?


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Old 10-08-2016, 06:39 AM   #20
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It feels awesome. Its a huge noticable difference. I used to drive an aufi tt mk1 quattro, and it is comparable to the feel of the quattto Audi now. I suggest both front AND rear braces. Not just 1 alone. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:20 PM   #21
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Estii, just ordered my rear brace. Do you have a link to the front one that works as well? We have an auto x next weekend and am hoping to have it installed by then. Will keep you updated and post pics as soon as I can!
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Yup, you notice the rear brace more than the front as far as difference feel. The eBay bar is great for me for street.

For track, the Mason front and rears are even more stable. Perhaps overkill for street, but I notice the difference for AutoX and Track days. But it is 10x the cost.

For all of my five TIs, I run front and rear tower strut bars and lower x-braces up front. All have increased fun and stability factors.

They are after all, 20 year old chassis and could use the stiffening.

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Heres the front brace. Im interested to get a front lower x brace though now

http://www.ebay.com/itm/122014903019...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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is this what u have up front BLACK?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E36-LOWE...pX-OxO&vxp=mtr
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Heres the front brace. Im interested to get a front lower x brace though now



http://www.ebay.com/itm/122014903019...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


Yes, I have this bar on my S52 TI. It does not clear the M44 tho.


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How much is the mason rear bar? I run a Rouge Engineering front bar and love it
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No Black, im talking about the lower x-brace. What does it look like. Can u link me an image?
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How much is the mason rear bar? I run a Rouge Engineering front bar and love it


Cool, the Mason front bar looks the same except in Aluminum.


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No Black, im talking about the lower x-brace. What does it look like. Can u link me an image?


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Nice. Thanks Deez. Are the mounting holes already present or do u have to create them?
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