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Paul540/m3
05-09-2005, 11:54 AM
I have for sale a Dinan Strut tower Brace, now here's the catch, The actual strut bar is for a 3 series car ( not sure what era), while the mounting plates and hardware are for an E39 5series. The bar and hardware is in excellent condition and if you are able to fabricate some mounting plates for your 3 series you can have a strut brace for a fraction of the original price. I have attached pictures of everything I have including the instructions (for a 5 series) and it is all included. The original price on this item is over $1000 CDN and I am looking for $275 OBO. If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask or PM me. Thanks

Paul540/m3
05-09-2005, 11:55 AM
Instructions

Paul540/m3
05-09-2005, 11:56 AM
Mounting Hardware

Paul540/m3
05-09-2005, 11:56 AM
End Plate Left side

Paul540/m3
05-09-2005, 11:57 AM
End Plate Right Side

Paul540/m3
05-09-2005, 11:57 AM
Strut bar

everlast
05-09-2005, 12:34 PM
*mw*

E36 Power
05-09-2005, 07:48 PM
PM sent *uzi*

Big Chin
05-09-2005, 08:03 PM
This is an amazing performance part.. I have one and you can feel the difference. Whoever gets this for that price is getting an AMAZING deal.. I got mine for close to 400 dollars

http://server6.uploadit.org/files/BigChin-Strut.jpg

Bump for a good part, for a good seller and for a good part..

notjoe
05-09-2005, 08:06 PM
I paid $700 or so a year or two ago for mine (installed)

$250 is an amazing price for this peice of Dinan hardware.

RMKBMW
05-09-2005, 08:40 PM
Hmmm I'm interested in seeing more dimentions for the brace. I might be able to make it fit to my 98 E36.

notjoe
05-09-2005, 08:42 PM
Hmmm I'm interested in seeing more dimentions for the brace. I might be able to make it fit to my 98 E36.

My bad ;)

You might be able to bolt on the ends from another strut bar but you'd have to match it up, assuming the length from tower to tower is the same in both series (which i doubt it is)

Antz_Marchin
05-10-2005, 01:04 AM
Why would you get an E36 brace with E39 mounting plates? The brace won;t fit one and the plates won't fit the other, so they are completely incompatable, aren't they? If I can get plates to work, I'll buy it.

Paul540/m3
05-10-2005, 07:50 AM
Why would you get an E36 brace with E39 mounting plates? The brace won;t fit one and the plates won't fit the other, so they are completely incompatable, aren't they? If I can get plates to work, I'll buy it.
I purchased the strut brace off of the internet and was told it was a 5 series brace. When I received the package and tried to install it i noticed the brace was not long enough. The seller went MIA and now I just trying to make some of my $800 dollars back. If I had a 3 series I would definitely try and make some mounting brackets and try and use this, unfortunately It's not as easy to make the carbonfiber brace to make it fit my 5. I'm hoping someone can still make use of this is if they have some basic fabrication skills or even get shop to do it for them. I can't imagine it would be very expensive and you would have a beautiful carbonfiber strutbrace for a fraction of the cost.

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RMKBMW
05-10-2005, 12:04 PM
Well i'm interested in the brace. I'll buy it if i can get new mounts. However as regards to modifying carbon fiber parts... DONT. You will loose all structural integrity. Even if the modification looks sound it will not be. Any small damage will produce high stress concentraions, and will tear the fibers internally.

Paul540/m3
05-10-2005, 02:46 PM
I am not modifying the carbonfiber that is why I am selling the brace. Shoot me PM if your interested.

RMKBMW
05-10-2005, 04:21 PM
PM sent....

Paul540/m3
05-10-2005, 08:18 PM
PM's replied

Paul540/m3
05-11-2005, 12:32 PM
Pm's sent

E36 power clear mailbox and Pm me plz

Paul540/m3
05-11-2005, 03:06 PM
$250 - Must be gone By Saturday

Paul540/m3
05-12-2005, 09:59 AM
ttt

Paul540/m3
05-12-2005, 11:46 AM
SOLD