Recommend me a front strut brace

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lightning
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Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by lightning » Sat 25 Mar, 2017 18:23

....for my Z3 3.0.

The Bertini one is well reviewed but sold out. The Strong Strut is £400. Can anybody recommend one in the range £100-200?
l have to say l want to fit it mainly for the looks, but l believe there is an improvement in handling, not that l am likely to notice as l never drive it anywhere near its limits.

savagenoize
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by savagenoize » Sat 25 Mar, 2017 19:22

Weichers, racing line in aluminium or they also do a steel one just the same as the bertini one, I'm waiting for one to arrive shortly


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lightning
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by lightning » Sun 26 Mar, 2017 10:27

Thanks l'll go for one of those.

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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by Bonzo » Mon 27 Mar, 2017 01:13

My ASC one is well made and fits nicely. :cheers
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by deni2s » Mon 27 Mar, 2017 09:26

I think for z3 these are one of the best, but costly:
http://www.masonengineering.net/Subpages/Z3.htm

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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by Grello » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 16:26

I'm waiting for a Weichers steel one, too, cost circa £100 inc delivery.
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by petecossie » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 23:27

Demon Tweeks do E-Tech strut braces. I have one fitted to my M Coupe which I purchased 3 years ago second hand. It is a well engineered, solid item which is same as the straight version in the third small picture on the link below:-


http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performan ... trut-brace
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by lightning » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 14:31

Great, thanks for the replies, there's a couple to choose from there.

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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by Grello » Fri 07 Apr, 2017 11:16

Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up.

I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have to say that it has made a SIGNIFICANT difference - much tighter feel to the car. Very pleased and impressed. :)

G
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by wonderloaf » Fri 07 Apr, 2017 12:57

Grello wrote:Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up.

I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have to say that it has made a SIGNIFICANT difference - much tighter feel to the car. Very pleased and impressed. :)

G
Is it same as this one? I'm also thinking about getting one and at this price seems a bit of a bargain!

https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/cheap/1 ... 61023.html
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by Grello » Fri 07 Apr, 2017 14:24

wonderloaf wrote:
Grello wrote:Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up.

I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have to say that it has made a SIGNIFICANT difference - much tighter feel to the car. Very pleased and impressed. :)

G
Is it same as this one? I'm also thinking about getting one and at this price seems a bit of a bargain!

https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/cheap/1 ... 61023.html
Yup that's the exact one. I'm very pleased so far...

Good luck if you go for it.

G
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Re: Recommend me a front strut brace

Post by wonderloaf » Sat 08 Apr, 2017 08:16

Grello wrote:
wonderloaf wrote:
Grello wrote:Local chappie fitted my Weichers this morning (I don't have a torque wrench) and he commented that it's a really good one in comparison to others he's seen; some are style over substance apparently and leave so little thread to do the nuts back up.

I've just driven my usual route home and I'd have to say that it has made a SIGNIFICANT difference - much tighter feel to the car. Very pleased and impressed. :)

G
Is it same as this one? I'm also thinking about getting one and at this price seems a bit of a bargain!

https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/cheap/1 ... 61023.html
Yup that's the exact one. I'm very pleased so far...

Good luck if you go for it.

G
It's my birthday soon and Mrs W has been asking what I want, this would fit the bill perfectly :)
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