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Old 02-25-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Chasis brace

Does anybody know where I can find one for my E39 530i?

I already have the strut tower brace, but the underbody brace should do much more.

I would like to stiffen the chasis up and reduce chasis fatigue over time.

The other question, not answered yet, is that I can't find LSDs for this car. Quaife doesn't make one for E39 530i.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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Where did you purchase your strut tower brace? Local? $$$?
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #3
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Where did you purchase your strut tower brace? Local? $$$?
From eBay, for $51 USD including shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...9224&viewitem=
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:53 AM   #4
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Are you tracking the car or something? Why would you need a chassis brace for everyday driving? Is the M sport suspension you have not good enough for that?
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:12 AM   #5
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Are you tracking the car or something? Why would you need a chassis brace for everyday driving? Is the M sport suspension you have not good enough for that?
Have you even felt the difference between non braced and braced?
Whats wrong with wanting to improve an already good suspension. And when I say good, that means there is still tons of room for improvement. Then again, you dont know jack about how to modify a suspension properly.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:41 PM   #6
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^ I know lots about not spending money on stupid crap, especially in a deep recession, appreciating great cars the way they are, and saving money for more important things, like paying down a mortgage I don't lose sleep at night not knowing as much as you do about modifying suspensions.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:04 PM   #7
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Even with M sport suspension, my heavy E39 530i feels nowhere as solid as lighter sports cars.

With the strut tower brace, the front is more solid with a better steering response, not a lot, but definately noticeable.

I think a brace within $50-$200, is well worthy. It can also reduce chasis fatique overtime.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:05 PM   #8
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Are you tracking the car or something? Why would you need a chassis brace for everyday driving? Is the M sport suspension you have not good enough for that?
BTW, how do you remember that my car has M sport suspension?
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