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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-14-2004, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a site that details reinforcement of E30 rear strut towers?
Who sells the parts we need to do this?
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bmp, seam, turner, just about everybody sell the reinforcements
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Has anybody done this? Are they bolt in or is welding necessary?
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yeah im kinda concerned too...:-/

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With the E30's it isn't that big of a deal to put in a rear shock brace due to the way the rear suspension is designed. I'm sure a rear brace will make a difference but there is other suff out there that I would get suspension wise before I bought a rear brace.
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ya the rear brace isnt really needed unless you are going to be taking your car to Laguna Seca or Infinion..which i took mine to both ...good times...anyway...they dont do enough to matter on a street car...

you are better off investing money in racing schools... ohh and join SCCA its a great way to learn your car better legally
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Old 09-15-2004, 08:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input.
Those places are a liitle far from me. VIR and Road Atlanta are closer.
The suspension has been moded with Koni SA's and heavier racing springs in the back. There is a bunch of stuff in the front. We autocross the car and worry about big tires and the suspension mods breaking the rear tower. I want to get a bigger sway bar and strut tower brace.
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well all i've ever heard about bigger sway bars is that if you're going to do that, get reinforced swaybar linkage or something to that extent... because reinforced larger sway bars will rip the stock linkage or whatever... probally using the wrong word...
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I just received my new sway bar and looking at the mounting on the trailing arm (very weeny) I'm definately fabricating brackets.
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Time to chime in. The reason for the reinforcement is due to the fact E30 RSM's are weak and fail as they get older. By converting to E36 cabrio or E46 RSM mounts you should not have a failure for along time to come.

Or you can search out a bar that reinforces the RSM's and add's very minimal structural reinforcement. I will recommend the RSM plates at $12.00 they are cheap insurance for uprated suspension cars.

If it takes you more than 15 minutes to install then you have no need doing them. I recommend IE. They won't bullshit you.
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