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I've got a Mason Engineering rear strut brace in my 330i. I dropped it in just after I swapped to a cf csl trunk, as I did with the ECS bar up front when I got a cf hood, in both cases I felt the added support was necessary to help account for the structural integrity sacrificed in swapping out steel oem for aftermarket plastic.

I think they both made a difference but its hard to tell how much, it certainly wasn't as significant as say, swapping out the stock sways for Turner sport bars, or throwing in the Bilsteins PSS9s. I don't see how adding additional lateral support can ever do anything but help though, some say that difference between split seats and non is fairly significant so, I should think you'd appreciate the benefit. The guy I bought mine from actually has another for sale. I bet you could get it for $125 and Mason stuff is hand made race craft not off the shelf mass production, not that my cf ECS front bar, which is, is anything but fine.


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That does sound intriguing. 125 isn't bad but is it worth paying double price if you can get aluminum ones online?
 

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I've got a Mason Engineering rear strut brace in my 330i. I dropped it in just after I swapped to a cf csl trunk, as I did with the ECS bar up front when I got a cf hood, in both cases I felt the added support was necessary to help account for the structural integrity sacrificed in swapping out steel oem for aftermarket plastic.

I think they both made a difference but its hard to tell how much, it certainly wasn't as significant as say, swapping out the stock sways for Turner sport bars, or throwing in the Bilsteins PSS9s. I don't see how adding additional lateral support can ever do anything but help though, some say that difference between split seats and non is fairly significant so, I should think you'd appreciate the benefit. The guy I bought mine from actually has another for sale. I bet you could get it for $125 and Mason stuff is hand made race craft not off the shelf mass production, not that my cf ECS front bar, which is, is anything but fine.


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The trunk and hood aren't structural so you didn't need it for those reasons. It's a cool mod though. Are you saying you have the split seats? I wonder what kind of difference there really is b/w split seats and the non-folding ones in terms of stiffness. Whatever the difference, your car is surely stiffer than either setup now.:thumbup: Do you have pics of this bar? Does it kill the folding seat's purpose?
 

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Received my LCM that I ordered off of eBay today. I bought one from a 2003 325i and received one from a 2000 328i.

RRRRRAAAAAGE!

eBay complaint comin' up! :facepalm:
 

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Received my LCM that I ordered off of eBay today. I bought one from a 2003 325i and received one from a 2000 328i.

RRRRRAAAAAGE!

eBay complaint comin' up! :facepalm:
 

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Re: * What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

I gave my girl a polish and wax / gloss started her yesterday but got to hot on the paint so been on her this morning for the last 3 hours, just a clean inside and sorted, next task is sort out my alloys!
Where u get Ur wheel from ?
That's mine

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Where u get Ur wheel from ?
That's mine

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They where on when I bought it mate, although I am not to sure on them! May look better next week when I do callipers bright red :)

Nice wheels I like the 7 spoke in black, what colour is car? Looks similar colour to mine in that light the pic taken!
 

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Installed UUC clutch bushings. Definitely tightened up some excess play, but didn't do a thing to stop the squeaking. Guess it's coming from the other side of the firewall.

The directions made absolutely no sense at all. Maybe for a different car? Listed quite a few more steps than it took. Don't know the reason for the stock ones being split.
 

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They where on when I bought it mate, although I am not to sure on them! May look better next week when I do callipers bright red :)

Nice wheels I like the 7 spoke in black, what colour is car? Looks similar colour to mine in that light the pic taken!
Its the same color as yours

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Installed H&R Coilovers today

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