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    Yep i have just had a read up on it and your right, if it's not the correct strut brace then it will hit the Traction control unit on the top of the throttle body.. but looking at the strut brace i bought i will be fine i hope...
    Thanks for the reply anyway..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbmw318is View Post
    tryed says not for tc or mtec models :(
    Oh ok, sorry about that. Have you tried a search in the forums specific for your car as a few people quite often post places and websites you can by strut braces etc.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dane36323 View Post
    Oh ok, sorry about that. Have you tried a search in the forums specific for your car as a few people quite often post places and websites you can by strut braces etc.
    ive been looking for weeks and no joy :(
    think ill have to get someone to build me one
    stanced vert OEM BABY! when verts go mad
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbmw318is View Post
    ive been looking for weeks and no joy :(
    think ill have to get someone to build me one

    This company normally state if these don't fit traction and this one does not mention it..
    Also it looks like they have off set the mounts to miss the traction?? may be worth dropping them a line and asking?
    Although they look a little pricey, but i am a believer that you normally get what you pay for..

    http://www.ca-at.co.uk/variants-Y2Fy...9MTI5NA==.html
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista Majestic View Post
    I have a '96 318is coupe - does a front top mounted strut brace make much difference ya reckon? or should i spend my 30 quid down at weatherspoons??!?
    Don't bother. I've fitted one to a couple of track cars and never noticed any improvement. The rear ones are particularly lame.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    just a guess but maybe there is a fouling issue with the tc stepper motor???
    Yep, that's it. They only just clear a standard engine and you've often got to reposition the coil packs an inch lower.
     
     

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