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      08-24-2008, 08:58 PM   #23
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Active Autowerke just released a front strut bar for the M3
Yep, did see that in European Car!! Appears to be around $300.
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      08-24-2008, 10:05 PM   #24
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after 1 week the car is making creaks as i go down my work's drive way! it's like getting loose or something. i hated that in my 335. WTP deal with that??

i need struts now
You're saying your M car just kind of "loosened up" after 3 months of ownership, and therefore you need a strut bar? Sorry, but I think it's in your head. As others have said, the dome strut should be fine. A rear bar might make a difference though. If you really want a tight ride, modify your suspension I'd say.
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      08-24-2008, 11:23 PM   #25
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      08-25-2008, 08:41 AM   #26
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Its in the October issue of European Car Magazine.
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Its in the October issue of European Car Magazine.
what page?
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      08-25-2008, 12:14 PM   #28
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ufff!!! There is a secton that has all sorts of new accessories listed for several cars.
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I only saw the miniature bottle operer strut brace??
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I only saw the miniature bottle operer strut brace??
I have the magazine at home, I'll sent you all the details tonight!
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You're saying your M car just kind of "loosened up" after 3 months of ownership, and therefore you need a strut bar? Sorry, but I think it's in your head. As others have said, the dome strut should be fine. A rear bar might make a difference though. If you really want a tight ride, modify your suspension I'd say.
the noises that i hear when i go down the drive way are in my head
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the noises that i hear when i go down the drive way are in my head
Common issue with M3 drivers Mantis. No porblem at all then. May I then suggest my family psychiatrist!!
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I have the magazine at home, I'll sent you all the details tonight!
cool - or post a pic?
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cool - or post a pic?
where da struts?
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      08-28-2008, 08:11 AM   #35
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where da struts?
It is on page 112 of Modified Luxury & Exotics (not on European car) September/October 2008 issue. I will scan it and post it. Sorry, my bad!!
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Here you go:
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Common issue with M3 drivers Mantis. No porblem at all then. May I then suggest my family psychiatrist!!
man first week i had the car i didnt hear a rattle or anything. it is so obvious now every time i go over a huge bump or a drive way. i guess i cannot complain coz i'll be ridiculed and said to be crazy or something.... M3 drivers!!!
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man first week i had the car i didnt hear a rattle or anything. it is so obvious now every time i go over a huge bump or a drive way. i guess i cannot complain coz i'll be ridiculed and said to be crazy or something.... M3 drivers!!!
There are a couple of rattles in mine as well but these go away. It is generally when I start the car and the engine makes everything vibrate. Of course, I rarely drive the car and it has very few miles on it.
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man first week i had the car i didnt hear a rattle or anything. it is so obvious now every time i go over a huge bump or a drive way. i guess i cannot complain coz i'll be ridiculed and said to be crazy or something.... M3 drivers!!!
you have a loose nut!
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Thanks for the scans BMW M Mexico, much appreciated. Will the strut make a difference or is it a waste of money?
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Thanks for the scans BMW M Mexico, much appreciated. Will the strut make a difference or is it a waste of money?
IMHO...
Strut bars..usually waste of money unless you've gone to r-compounds/coilovers/sways...and then some. Back in the day, when chassis were not so stiff, they were great...but these days there are usually better places to spend your money, especially since we have a bar already tied to the firewall.
Again, just my opinion...
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Strut bars..usually waste of money unless you've gone to r-compounds/coilovers/sways...and then some. Back in the day, when chassis were not so stiff, they were great...but these days there are usually better places to spend your money, especially since we have a bar already tied to the firewall.
Again, just my opinion...
Many of the 997 guys feel the same way about aftermarket struts.
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There are a couple of rattles in mine as well but these go away. It is generally when I start the car and the engine makes everything vibrate. Of course, I rarely drive the car and it has very few miles on it.
Can you please post a pic of the ACschnitzer rear and front strut braces. thank you. Do they look like this?
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