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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Feb-21-2018, 06:02:05 AM   #11
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from his latest update on his thread he put up a new kit that he says there's no need to drop the rear subframe. too lazy to search it right now to quote it but its out there.
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I'm guessing he means a complete drop, as in removal. As it stands now you only need to undo a couple bolts and lower it slightly to get the longer stuff in.

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Old Wed, Feb-21-2018, 08:24:49 AM   #13
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I'm guessing he means a complete drop, as in removal. As it stands now you only need to undo a couple bolts and lower it slightly to get the longer stuff in.

OP I have an epoxy bar kit I bought during the GB, PM me if you are interested
To lower it a little is basically removing it because the front 2 bolts are double sided studs with one end screwing into the floor and the other end having a nut that holds the racp onto it. To get a longer bolt n, you need to lower the subframe about 5 inches to get the shorter ones out. I may be wrong, but that is my understanding.

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Old Wed, Feb-21-2018, 02:21:32 PM   #14
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Has anyone personally installed a Vincebar? Every M3 owner with a Vincebar that I've talked to has used a shop for the install rather than do it themselves. Just trying to gauge how DIY-friendly the install is. Seems straightforward as I've already done plates on my M3.
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Has anyone personally installed a Vincebar? Every M3 owner with a Vincebar that I've talked to has used a shop for the install rather than do it themselves. Just trying to gauge how DIY-friendly the install is. Seems straightforward as I've already done plates on my M3.
See in post 9, YouTube channel shoplife have done it in their own shop, so sort of diy. I think he actually has his shop somewhere in socal. Maybe you can reach out to him with questions.

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See in post 9, YouTube channel shoplife have done it in their own shop, so sort of diy. I think he actually has his shop somewhere in socal. Maybe you can reach out to him with questions.

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yeah he got his shop in alhambra or whatever its called, near LA, about 1.5hr-2hr drive from SD. He hasn't responded to my emails or PM's here and the other forum and I've sent them months ago.
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I did it myself Epoxy method. I did a thread about it on the forum
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Here it is: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=551640
The thing is I use fewer but bigger rivets and didn't used 3M epoxy. My car was one of the first if not the first "all" epoxy install (beside stopping&welding the little cracks). Holding well so far.
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Has anyone personally installed a Vincebar? Every M3 owner with a Vincebar that I've talked to has used a shop for the install rather than do it themselves. Just trying to gauge how DIY-friendly the install is. Seems straightforward as I've already done plates on my M3.
I've done one complete install and starting on the second this week. if you are handy with a wrench you should have no problem, but i will say this it takes a lot longer then the usual subframe reinforcements to fit the bar and gusset cups. Take your time with it.
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