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that wasn't very helpful no offense...
 

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Hello. I am looking to buy a strut bar, and have found this one on Ebay. Now I know most people on this forum are against using Ebay, but this looks O.K. It is an AC Rep Strut Bar. Will this strut bar be as good of quality, as most others? Here is the link to the bar:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-05-BMW-E46-FRONT-UPPER-STRUT-BRACE-BAR-325-328I-330I_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem414ba96727QQitemZ280442267431QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_3988wt_941
I'd hope more people would be against rip offs than ebay but whatever, dude its a strut bar.. it's useless. If you want to pay an extra 120 dollars to have it pretty up your engine bay go ahead but it's not going to do anything more than a 10 dollar strut tower reinforcement disk will do. It's not going to improve your handling.. it will just stop your strut tower from deforming if you hit a pothole.
 

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I say go ahead.

Quality shouldn't be a problem and it looks pretty and will tighten up the front end. It may also improve handling a bit, as a bonus.
 

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My ebay car parts rule is this:

If at any given time there are more than 2 of the exact same ad listed, its more than likely junkie, mass-produced, Chinese knock-off crap.
 

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soo.... should I lol??
 

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Have the same strut bar on my 2004 330Xi. It works great and seems to be well constructed and structurely sound. Can't remember what I paid for it, but around there.....
 

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I would say aesthetically, that strut bar is not a bad looking replica. This is just my .02, but save your money and focus on a different area of performance.
 

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buy ebay headers instead
 

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that's $120 you could have spent on better sway bars
 

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It's a piece of aluminum. I doubt one brand is going to do a much better job than another.
 

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Authentic or replica, it's not going to do much...
 
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