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      06-05-2014, 01:48 AM   #1
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Wink Dinan CF Strut Braces Installed…with a little twist >>>

Recently installed a set of Dinan CF Strut Braces with my own personal touch to them…Red painted Strut Tower Rings. First time I've seen this in the E9X M3 community.

More detailed pics and a short guide can be found here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994558

Enjoy the pics!

IMG_5234aa by dj_dub, on Flickr

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IMG_5251aa by dj_dub, on Flickr
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      06-05-2014, 08:40 AM   #2
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what exactly do these do? Do they offer any benefit over the stock braces? And what is that white cylindrical object on the far left side of the engine bay in the first pic? Is it an overflow tank for the powersteering?
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      06-05-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
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Weight on the old vs new?
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      06-05-2014, 10:22 AM   #4
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what exactly do these do? Do they offer any benefit over the stock braces? And what is that white cylindrical object on the far left side of the engine bay in the first pic? Is it an overflow tank for the powersteering?
Dinan claims it will improve chassis rigidity, however for me...this was purchased purely for cosmetic reasons. I knew someone would ask about that white circle. Haha It's nothing but a louder alarm horn.

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Weight on the old vs new?
Not exactly sure...here's a link to the product on the Dinan website. IMO, the weight savings are too small to notice a difference.

http://dinancars.com/product/d180-00...ries&mid=1113/
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      06-05-2014, 12:09 PM   #5
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Looks great, OP! Nice way to add some accent to our otherwise dreary engine bay!
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Nicely photographed too. No "apologies for crappy iPhone pic" disclaimer needed for this post.
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LOVE it!! Now go paint your plenum cover in the same red to match!!
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Looks great, OP! Nice way to add some accent to our otherwise dreary engine bay!
Thanks man, I agree! ...really breaks up all the black.

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Nicely photographed too. No "apologies for crappy iPhone pic" disclaimer needed for this post.
Haha Thank you! ...these pics were shot with my Canon 5d MkII DSLR and a couple of Canon L lenses (16-35mm f/2.8L & 24-105 f/4L IS). <---My other hobby.

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LOVE it!! Now go paint your plenum cover in the same red to match!!
Thank you! I was thinking the same thing...or maybe just wait till I possibly go SC and paint that plenum red instead.
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How much did they cost and how was the install?
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How much did they cost and how was the install?
The install is a handful of bolts. It'd take no more than five minutes tops.
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How much did they cost and how was the install?
The Dinan Strut Braces were $250 shipped on sale. Regular price is $300 + shipping. Install was very easy. Check my thread in this link for a more thorough review and pics of the installation process: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994558

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The install is a handful of bolts. It'd take no more than five minutes tops.
Definitely takes a little more than 5mins to complete the install. I'd say 30mins taking your sweet ass time, 15mins if you're speedy gonzales. lol
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