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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 08-10-2004, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys need some more advice on strut tower braces. What's a good brand? Leave your reccomendations.
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Old 08-11-2004, 01:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ireland engineering hands down, no competition. Do not buy anything with hinges if you dont buy theirs... ( but they are pretty much the only people without hinges anyway...)

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Ireland is the best hes right hands down but id call seambmw.com they have ireland but its cheaper but then again its all up to you but by all means use ireland, hinges will kill the effectivness of the strut bar anyone who tells you different is a moron.Nice call Fox. When you get the time aim me. Good luck
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i um agree too!! im only posting to third that...cause i have one ...so there for its NOT a pointless post like soooome people dooooooo....no names..hah :P
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the sparco brace is basically the same thing as IE's (only comes in red instead of black) and usually runs cheaper
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lol, IE makes the sparco brace.

As for the cheaper thing... i dunno. I always find sparcos running about the same price or a little more but i dont look that often anymore.
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lol, IE makes the sparco brace.

ok then :P

i bought my sparco brace for $90, and last i checked the IE bar was around 130
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overall I do agree about the hinges but a strut bar is made for lateral bracing not vertical. So even the hinged ones are somewhat effective.
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