Yes it actally goes down and supports the shock tower too,this is why it only uses 2 of the top shock mounting bolts which has got to be better and stronger that the ones that just go on the top.
Sparco are a very well respected make. They make loads of parts used in F1 and WRC.
This was a place in the UK I think you can get one in the US for about $92 USD
1989 Euro Late Spec E30 ///M3
" If it all seems under control, your just not going fast enough!!!"