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Old 10-22-2014, 01:10 AM   #1
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Ireland Engineering strut bar touching intake manifold *PICS*

Hey folks. I installed front and rear strut bars from ireland engineering today.

They have a disclaimer to measure between struts to make sure they havent been too bent out of shape over the years.

Mine were perfect and the bar dropped right onto the studs, no problem. When i tightened it down, i realised it is making contact with the intake manifold, and when you start the car, the whole bloody frame vibrates with the engine!

My buddy thinks that worn out transmission mounts could cause the motor to tilt back, anyone care to add to this theory, or provide a theory of their own?

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Old 10-22-2014, 09:30 AM   #2
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My buddy thinks that worn out transmission mounts could cause the motor to tilt back, anyone care to add to this theory, or provide a theory of their own?
Worn transmission mounts won't cause the rear of the motor to raise up.

How much room do you have between the firewall and the brace?
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:37 AM   #3
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Will the bar install the other way around?
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:53 AM   #4
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Is the car an ix?
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
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Looks like this guy had the same problem, see IEs response when he sent them an email:
http://e30.iamgary.com/ireland-engin...brace-install/

I don't believe the sparco bar had this issue.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:05 PM   #6
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Ya thx guys.

Bummed. I thought IE made good stuff.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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Who cares. Take a hammer and beat a little dent in it so it clears.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:21 PM   #9
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Checked tranny mounts they look fine, not collapsed, definitely not enough to cause tranny to change the engine clearance

Its hammer time.

Wanted to find out WHY. but, **** it
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:02 AM   #10
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Ya thx guys.

Bummed. I thought IE made good stuff.
IE has mixed reviews on places like R3V, and I know for sure that their exhaust is an ebay special, but people like their rocker arms. Its a hit and miss.
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Ya, lesson learnt. Well, it works now, after some caveman modification. And it really does make a difference (front and rear)

Im pleased with it.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:17 AM   #12
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There's very few things I'd buy from IE at this point. The quality is too hit or miss for me.

Their poly transmission bushings were too short and caused driveline vibration, the aluminum sleeve that comes with their rtabs is too short, their 'short shifter' is angled too far forward, the positive lock subframe adjusters are just shit and come loose all the time.

But, their poly steering link guibo is awesome, and the front and rear strut braces i got from them on my car fit with no issue (atleast over a sETA intake). The silicon rad hoses were also a good buy.

Moral of the story is do your research ahead of time. The SE30 forum usually tells it like it is.
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Their HD rockers are also good.
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Their HD rockers are also good.
I plan on buying a set of these over the winter.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:19 PM   #15
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I have IE RTAB, and everything in my Cylinder head (M10) is from IE. doing a bottom end with them this winter. I have found there stuff to be great and the tech support is wonderfull. I have no complaints with IE in any form. I even got discontinued Throttle cables from them (that BMW dealers here said were gone and I would have to make something or get a new car) Got a great set of 8MM ignition wires (we use a mallory coil with a ballast resistor) I have their stage 2 step header and I custom built a straight 2.5" exhuast and it sounds amazing. very good performance from it!!!!
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