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  1. E46 General
    I know e46 are prone to rear chassis (or subframe kinda forgot) cracking and bolt holes. My car is at 70k it’s a 325i and I’m debating getting strut bars to help rigidity or reinforce the chassis, even if my car isn’t the M3 or 330. You think struts both rear and front will help reduce risk or...
  2. Spec E46 racing class
    Hello all, might be a long shot but does anyone have a front sway bar reinforcement plate they haven't installed yet? If so, I'd greatly appreciate some measured dimensions, primarily hole locations and overall plate sizing. I was looking at the MSW plates since they also have drain holes, but...
  3. E46 General
    I know there is a search function, but literally with any forum i can never find anything useful by using the search bar. I know there are good thread out there, just cannot seem to find them. I need something on welding techniques, or any in depth info on subframe repair. I really...
  4. E46 General
    I ordered a set of Ground Control coilovers with their hybrid camber plates (https://groundcontrolstore.com/collections/e46-m3-camber-plates/products/camber-caster-plate-hybrid-bmw-e46-m3-pair) for the M. I want to throw some strut reinforcement plates in while I'm replacing the suspension but I...
  5. E46 General
    Hi everyone, Am planning to reinforce my subframe on this weekends, as all we knows, it is pretty hard, especially to make all metal plates in place. Reinforcement kit costs about 150 bucks, way too much. So my idea is to make some drawings (sheet metal folding scheme, 3d models) and share it...
  6. E46 General
    I have a 2000 328Ci with 155K that's in pretty decent shape. I used as an everyday driver and am hoping to have it last at least another couple of years (maybe another 20K miles). It needs some work to clear SES codes (O2 sensors, I believe). I have replaced the coolant system, did the vanos...
  7. E46 General
    While replacing my CAB's I Found out my Subframe reinforcement plate was torn. After checking out Real OEM the Non-M and M part looked similar in their mounting holes. The M plate is beefier all around and has a scoop to vent air to the transmission, in addition to additional protection for the...
  8. E46 General
    Hi all, Planning to install my M3 replica bumper on my facelift coupe. How does the bumper (+ the plastic joining piece) mount onto the reinforcement bar? Does it just rest on it or do I have to bolt it to the bar? Any advice would be grateful.
  9. E46 General
    Does anyone have a subframe reinforcement kit that they bought that they could trace and scan in order to provide a template to make your own? Maybe include the gauge or thickness of the metal and dimensions. I can't understand why $10 of steel costs $150. Or if anyone in Wisconsin bought a...
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