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    Hi, further to some discussions on here I was wondering if there is a decent strut brace anyone can recommend for the TDS. I don't really want one thats made out of a bog roll tube and gonna flex around a lot.

    The M51 is a big old girl and I was wondering whether a brace for a 325/328 would fit?
     
     

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    It depends if your car has ASC, if like it does, then you need to be careful which one you get. All E36 strut towers are the same, it's what is between the towers that matters. Mine kinks back from the left tower and forwards towards the right, so it clears the ASC module. A majority of the braces for the E36 are just straight across, but some have the center bar more forward, some more rear from the center of the strut tower.
     
     

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    You going for looks or you want better handling?
    If you want it for better handling then this is what you would need to look at-AFAIK much better than a strut brace
    http://www.understeer.com/xbrace.shtml
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    You going for looks or you want better handling?
    If you want it for better handling then this is what you would need to look at-AFAIK much better than a strut brace
    http://www.understeer.com/xbrace.shtml
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    I've moved this into the chassis and brakes forum
     
     

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    Well I don't really care what the car looks like I just want it to handle a bit better. If there is no advantage of a strut brace then I'll probably give that a miss. I'm definately interested in a cross brace though. But where am I likely to find one? I looked on ebay and there's one but thats in America :(

    Is it worth phoning scrap yards up and seeing if they have any E36 convertibles and then taking one off? Or is it best to go for a new one?
     
     

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    surely fitting the x brace and the upper strut brace will help even more though? the more solid the better IMO.
     
     

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