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    i am looking at sorting my cars body roll with a set of strut braces.

    i have just put a full sports suspension kit on the car (95 318i saloon) but i can only find a front upper strut brace for it.

    Does anyone know of a company that produces front and rear lower strut braces for it?

    I know its a small engined car so im not going to get that much on the straights so i want to see how quick i can get the thing to corner.

    also atm it is still on standard tyres (65 profile). would lower profile tyres improve my road handling, and what will a larger diameter wheel do to my acceleration and throttle response?

    Also. does anyone know of any good tuning garages or rolling roads in the North-West. Near to Manchester?
     
     

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    You can get larger wheels and still keep the overall rolling circumference by fitting lower profile tyres which will give better handling due to less sidewall flex.

    You may be able to fit a lower X brace, I'm not sure though, look here and give them a ring if in doubt http://www.ca-automotive.co.uk/singl...tcF9pZD04.html
     
     

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    If you wanted to make the vehicle more responsive and have better handling then I would fit Uprated anti-roll bars (I use Eibach) and uprate all the rubber bushes with Powerflex polyurathane replacements.

    I never went for strut braces, but my combination is awesome

    The bushes alone, front and rear make a massive improvement
     
     

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    I hope you have not been taken in by all those dinky toy strut braces that dimwits are selling. It needs to looks like a scaffolding pole and have well thought out end brackets to make any difference.
     
     

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    This is the best strut brace on the market IMO

    I have owned Rogue bits before and they are top notch!

    I wouldnt touch CA Automotive stuff with a barge pole...you can get the same bits they import much cheaper...direct

    http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merc...&Category_Code


    Not sure about the rear cross brace, will look into it but a custom one would be easy from a roll cage manufacturer..
     
     

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