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Strut Braces

A strut bar or strut brace is a mostly aftermarket car suspension accessory used in conjunction with aftermarket struts on mono or unibody chassis to provide extra strength between the strut towers. A strut bar is designed to reduce this strut tower flex by tying two parallel strut towers together. This transmits the load of each strut tower during cornering via tension and compression of the strut bar which shares the load between both towers and reduces chassis flex. A direct result of this is improved chassis rigidity (similar to that gained from a lower tie bar); hence, the under steer is reduced, tire wear improved and metal fatigue is greatly reduced in the strut tower area. Following the after market's lead, some manufacturers have started fitting strut bars to performance models, including the Nissan Skyline R34 and the Holden V Y II Commodore, as standard equipment.

BMW M3 Strut Braces
BMW M3 Strut Braces OMP strut brace - BMW 3 Series E46 M3 2002. Finished in Polished colour this OMP strut brace is manufactured from Alloy.
Fitting position: Front
With 2 x side adjustment.
Additional notes: we recommend that a qualified mechanic or body-shop should install this type of product. Most strut braces are designed to fit on to the original suspension mounts/turrets however it may be necessary on some cars to reposition certain components in the engine compartment to ensure a proper fit. e.g. water bottles/fluid reservoirs etc.
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