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Do cross braces make a difference? they are really attractive to me since I can do the installation myself. I was looking at racing dyanamics for one...
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the only ones that work are ones that are one piece with solid welds... I do believe the racing dynamix ones have hinge joints on both ends therefore making it....


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Good ones will stiffen the car

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like fox said,,get fully welded ones,,the hinged ones are crap

the main reason for braces is to reduce body roll/flex in hard cornering,,they also make one for the rear to,,they will stiffen the car up and increase the speed at wich you can take a curve,,as long as your tires arnt bald

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Can you provide info on suppliers for the welded units?
Thanks! (for a 92 318iC)
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cant tell if theres are welded or hinged,,bigger picture wouldent load

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Originally posted by djsilver@Oct 26 2004, 11:05 PM
Can you provide info on suppliers for the welded units?
Thanks! (for a 92 318iC)
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the sparco bar from evosport.com or the IE bar from bmw2002.com

edit: i'm not sure of the clearance with those bars over the M42
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like fox said,,get fully welded ones,,the hinged ones are crap

the main reason for braces is to reduce body roll/flex in hard cornering,,they also make one for the rear to,,they will stiffen the car up and increase the speed at wich you can take a curve,,as long as your tires arnt bald
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REAR-? I looked up rear cross praces @ bavauto they say rear "Strut" brace. I have an 88' 325i with coil springs in the rear. Is there any benefit w/out rear Struts to bolt a brace to the "Shock" towers? Bavauto lists this brace as for my year vehicle but they use "Strut" and not "Shock tower" which is making this confusing for me.

Anyways....I might make my own. Body flex I think, is whats to be cured here so an X brace would be superior to a single bar and I could fab some tie-down loops for holding stuff in place in my trunk so I can still drive like a Maniac without breaking the eggs.

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i think they are wording it wrong,im pretty sure the rear braces bolt to the shock tower.....but dont take my word for it,,still not familiar with bimmers..but im gettin there,every morning before work im investigating my 325 and learning every nut n bolt,,just wish i could drive the dam thing(FU%&K^n broken timing belt)

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