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BMW E36 M3 Strut Braces & Stress Bars

BMW E36 M3 Strut Braces & Stress Bars BMWs need some added chassis strengthening in the front. You may notice some "chassis flex" when cornering or driving over a bumpy road. The reason for this is the incredible amount of force being applied to front strut towers. They have a tendency to flex when force is applied to them. Tying the strut towers together with a brace reduces the amount of flex and soldifies your car's chassis. Easy installation.
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Racing Dynamics Front Strut Brace - E36 323i/is 325i/is 328i/is M3 BMWs need some added chassis strengthening in the front. Racing Dynamics has the solution with a stylish polished aluminum strut brace. Easy installation.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1995 E36 BMW 325i 325is 325ic - Not for cars with Traction Control
1992-1998 E36 BMW 323is 323ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
Racing Dynamics
Part #: 1969936011
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Genuine BMW Strut Tower Reinforcement Plate - E36, E36 Z3 This is a genuine BMW strut tower reinforcement plate that is used for vehicles with stiffer springs or that are driven significantly more aggressive. These help prevent your strut tower from mushrooming by distributing the weight and force equally.
Genuine BMW
Part #: 31312489795
Price: $15.36 (USD) 
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E36 X-Brace Reinforcement As Used on Project E36 M3
Original BMW chassis reinforcement developed for the special M3 LTW (Lightweight) model. This tubular-steel part connects the front subframe to the body and gives the car a more solid feel with less flex. Every convertible and Roadster model uses a similar design to address inherent chassis flex in the front of the car. Fits all E36 and Z3 chassis BMWs. 

By adding this Genuine BMW Motorsport cross brace, you'll dramatically reduce that flex and movement in the front half of the body on your E36. This is a must-have on any BMW E36 that has an upgraded suspension, larger sway bars, is driven aggressively or sees ANY amount of track time. The Xbrace is a factory BMW Motorsport part, so design and fit are both great and the installation is straight forward and easy. Perhaps best of all is the low price compared to the impact the Motorsport X-brace has on the E36 chassis. If your car is a 1992-1996 model, be sure to select the option below so we include the proper hardware (nutserts) to use during installation (1997-1999 cars don't require them.) 

The E36 Motorsport X Brace / Cross Brace fits:
1992-1995  E36   325i, 325is, 325ic
1996-1998  E36   328i, 328is, 328ic
1997-1999  E36   323is, 323ic
1992-1999  E36   318i, 318is, 318ic, 318ti
1995-1995  E36 M3   3.0 liter
1996-1999  E36 M3   3.2 liter
1996-2002  Z3   Roadster & Coupe (all)
Genuine BMW
Part #: E36X
Price: $284.66 (USD) 
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 Turner Front Aluminum Strut Brace - E36 323i/is 325i/is, 328i/is, M3 As Used on Project E36 M3
Improve the handling and steering response of your BMW today with a Turner Motorsport strut brace.

Turner Motorsport developed these in association with our European partners to provide a higher quality and better performing strut brace than our competitors. Made of aircraft grade aluminum these strut braces - also know as a "stressbar" - help to minimize chassis flex during the hardest cornering, which keeps your tires squarely on the road and delivers the traction you need when you need it most. Shock absorption is also increased, which reduces road forces and body roll and lends a firmer road-feel. Strut braces provide benefits for both street driven and track driven BMWs.

This brace fits all E36 6-cyl cars from 1992-1999 and has more clearance than our other bars to work with the ASC traction control on the 1993-1995 325i and M3.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998  E36 BMW   323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
Turner Motorsport
Part #: 067007S
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Racing Dynamics Rear Shock Tower Brace - E36 318i 325i/is 328i/is M3 Compliment your front strut brace with a rear brace. Fits in between the rear shock towers. Increases the structural rigidity of your car and adds style.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 323is 325i 325is 328i 328is M3
Racing Dynamics
Part #: 1969936211
Price: $199.95 (USD) 
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IRP Rear Adjustable Strut Bar - E36

A strut tower brace adds additional reinforcement to the front strut towers, tying them together for extra rigidity. This makes the whole structure stronger with less chassis flex. Handling and steering feel are improved with better turn-in and input with no downsides. 

The IRP adjustable strut brace bar is a high quality brace that is constructed of 100% steel for guaranteed reinforcement and prevention of flex. The brace bar is painted black to ensure corrosion protection.

Easily installed with basic hand tools.

*Does not fit convertible chassis"

Fits the following BMW chassis:
E36 BMW All Submodels

IRP - Individual Racing Parts
Part #: IRPRSB-36
Price: $103.95 (USD) 
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IRP Adjustable Front Strut Brace - E36 BMW

A strut tower brace adds additional reinforcement to the front strut towers, tying them together for extra rigidity. This makes the whole structure stronger with less chassis flex. Handling and steering feel are improved with better turn-in and input with no downsides. 

The IRP adjustable strut brace bar is a high quality brace that is constructed of 100% steel for guaranteed reinforcement and prevention of flex. The brace bar is painted black to ensure corrosion protection and to add to the looks of the engine bay.

Easily installed with basic hand tools.

Fits the following BMW chassis:
E36 BMW All Submodels

IRP - Individual Racing Parts
Part #: IRPFSB-36
Price: $119.95 (USD) 
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 Turner Front Carbon Fiber Strut Brace - E36 323i/is 325i/is, 328i/is, M3 Improve the handling and steering response of your BMW today with a Turner Motorsport carbon fiber front strut brace.

Turner Motorsport developed these in association with our European partners to provide a higher quality and better performing strut brace than our competitors. Made of carbon fiber with aluminum mounts these strut braces - also know as a "stressbar" - help to minimize chassis flex during the hardest cornering, which keeps your tires squarely on the road and delivers the traction you need when you need it most. Shock absorption is also increased, which reduces road forces and body roll and lends a firmer road-feel. Strut braces provide benefits for both street driven and track driven BMW's.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998 E36 BMW 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
Turner Motorsport
Part #: 067007SC
Price: $399.95 (USD) 
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E36 325/328/M3, Z3 2.3/2.8/MZ3 Dinan Front Strut Tower Brace

A strut tower brace adds additional reinforcement to the front strut towers, tying them together for extra rigidity. This makes the whole structure stronger with less chassis flex. Handling and steering feel are improved with better turn-in and input with no downsides. The Dinan strut tower brace is a very high quality aluminum brace with precision machined ends that match the contours of the strut tower. Other braces simply sit on top which reduces their effectiveness. This is definitely one of the stronger strut brace designs on the market. The center bar is polished aluminum with carbon fiber inlays - an unmistakable sign of precise engineering when you open the hood.

For over 35 years, Dinan has been America's premier tuning company, pioneering advancements in BMW modification while retaining a focus on balanced performance that preserves the original character and driving feel that a BMW offers. When you install a Dinan part on your car, know that it's not only carefully developed and tested, but that Dinan stands behind it with a four year, 50,000-mile warranty. Dinan believes so fully in their “total package” approach that once your car has been fitted with enough of their parts, they celebrate your conversion from stock to Dinan with an exclusive trunk badge, displayed proudly by BMW enthusiasts everywhere. This part is worth 2 points towards your Dinan badge.

Fitment Note: fits 1992-1995 E36 325i with and without ASC traction control

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1999 E36 BMW 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1997-2000 Z3 BMW Z3 2.3 Z3 2.8 M Coupe M Roadster

Dinan
Part #: D180-0362
Price: $411.00 (USD) 
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 Turner Rear Strut Brace - E36 318i, 325i, 328i, M3 As Used on Project E36 M3
Improve the handling and steering response of your BMW today with a Turner Motorsport rear strut brace. 

Turner Motorsport developed these in association with our European partners to provide a higher quality and better performing strut brace than our competitors. Made of aircraft grade aluminum these strut braces - also know as a "stressbar" - help to minimize chassis flex during the hardest cornering, which keeps your tires squarely on the road and delivers the traction you need when you need it most. Shock absorption is also increased, which reduces road forces and body roll and lends a firmer road-feel. Strut braces provide benefits for both street driven and track driven BMW's.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998  E36 BMW   318i 318is 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
Turner Motorsport
Part #: 068006
Price: $199.95 (USD) 
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