BMW Strut Braces & Stress Bars for BMW E46 (1999-2005) M3

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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.

Turner Rear Strut Brace - E46 323/325/328/330/M3
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T#:12263
Part#: 068007
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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 BMW's.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
Genuine BMW Strut Brace Bracket, Left - 51717895249 - E46 M3
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T#:12813
Part#: 51717895249
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Connects the strut brace bar to the strut tower.

GENUINE BMW BRACKET LEFT:517160

Genuine BMW Trim Hex Nut For strut Tower Brace - 51717895241 - BMW and Mini
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T#:13935
Part#: 51717895241
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Connects the Strut brace directly to the strut tower, ensuring tight, stable fitment.

GENUINE BMW HEX NUT:519515

For E46 BMW - For use with BMW Performance strut tower brace only.


IRP Rear Adjustable Strut Bar - E46
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T#:401435
Part#: IRPRSB-46
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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:
E46 BMW All Submodels


IRP Adjustable Front Strut Brace - E46 BMW
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T#:401359
Part#: IRPFSB-46
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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:
E46 BMW All Submodels

Genuine BMW Strut Tower Bracket, Right - 51717895250
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Part#: 51717895250
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Connects the strut brace bar to the strut tower.

GENUINE BMW BRACKET RIGHT


Genuine BMW Covering Right - 51717895252
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Part#: 51717895252
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E46 M3 Dinan Front Strut Tower Brace
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T#:389078
Part#: D180-0464
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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 aEURoetotal packageaEUR 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.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3


Motorsport Front Strut Brace - E46 M3
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T#:4175
Part#: E46M3SB
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This Original BMW Motorsport Strut Brace for the E46 M3 is the same you would purchase at your local dealer. The quality is exceptional and it would look great on any E46, while adding front end rigidity. The bar reduces slop and roll and improves turn-in response. This bar is fully adjustable. Comes complete with special mounting hardware.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3, M3 Convertible

Racing Dynamics Front Strut Brace - E46 including M3 (1999-2005 3 series)
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T#:3562
Part#: 1969946012
On Order, ETA Dec 21, 2018
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BMWs need some added chassis strengthening in the front. Racing Dynamics has the solution with a stylish polished aluminum brace, sometimes referred to as a stress bar, stressbar, strutbrace or strut brace. Easy installation.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Brace - E46  (No Convertibles)
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T#:1426
Part#: 1969946211
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This rear strut brace gives your E46 added chassis strengthening in the rear. Made by Racing Dynamics, this strut brace is made of lightweight aluminum, polished to a great looking finish. Fits all E46 3 series EXCEPT CONVERTIBLE .

This rear strut brace / rear stress bar fits the following BMWs:
1999-2005 E46 3 Series Sedan 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 330i, 330xi
2000-2006 E46 3 Series Coupe 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci
2001-2006 E46 M3 Coupe
Racing Dynamics Front Strut Brace - E46
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T#:1431
Part#: 1969946100
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This front strut brace gives your E46 added chassis strengthening up front. Made by Racing Dynamics, this strut brace is made of strong aluminum billet, precision CNC'd to look and function excellent. End plates are also billet and are machined on high speed CNC machining centers for exactness and repeatability, ensuring you of the finest strut brace available anywhere.

This front strut brace / front stress bar fits the following BMWs:
1999-2005 E46 3 Series Sedan - 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 330i, 330xi
2000-2006 E46 3 Series Coupe & Convt. - 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci
2001-2006 E46 M3 Coupe & Convertible


Turner Front Carbon Fiber Strut Brace - E46 323/325/328/330/M3
Turner Front Carbon Fiber Strut Brace - E46 323/325/328/330/M3 ...
E46 M3 with the factory strut brace will need new flange nut BMW #31316769731
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T#:303
Part#: 067011C
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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:
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci M3
Turner Front Aluminum Strut Brace - E46 323/325/328/330/M3
Turner Front Aluminum Strut Brace - E46 323/325/328/330/M3 ...
E46 M3 with the factory strut brace will need new flange nut BMW #31316769731
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T#:12252
Part#: 067011
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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 BMW's.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci M3