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      03-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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This is purely a dress-up part, right? The M3 doesn't have "struts" in the rear - the rear damper mounting points don't bear any significant load when cornering or braking.
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Unless you do a coil over conversion in the rear, which some race cars do if regulation allows (i.e. FiA GT4), a rear strut bar is probably not needed because the rear towers carry very little load.
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      03-29-2011, 01:20 AM   #4
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Unless you do a coil over conversion in the rear, which some race cars do if regulation allows (i.e. FiA GT4), a rear strut bar is probably not needed because the rear towers carry very little load.
I agree. This strut bar doesn't really do much other than making our wallet a little thinner. The hinged design is not something you want to see in a strut bar anyway.
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      08-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
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are there any rear strut bars out there? or am I going to have to fabricate my own? anyone?

OR... with my coilovers... I can weld the hinges on this bar.... hmmm......
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I agree. This strut bar doesn't really do much other than making our wallet a little thinner. The hinged design is not something you want to see in a strut bar anyway.
+1 on this and the other similar replies. Reminds me of this very old thread where I debated Frank at CEC about the effectiveness of the AC rear strut bar...

For entertainment purposes, link here.
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+1 on this and the other similar replies. Reminds me of this very old thread where I debated Frank at CEC about the effectiveness of the AC rear strut bar...

For entertainment purposes, link here.
That was extremely informative thread btw. Just finished reading it.

Thank you swamp2
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