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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 Thu, May-16-2019, 02:14:48 AM   #1
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Default Rear shock mount reinforcement

Iím going to be installing konis and eibachs. But I have Dinan strut braces both front and rear. I couldíve sworn Iíve read somewhere that the rear dinan bar mounts will double as reinforcement plates. Is this true ????


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Old Thu, May-16-2019, 02:27:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

If it's the same as this one (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/attac...1&d=1557846137) it'll work as a reinforcement plate.
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Default Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

Yer I would have thought basically every rear strut brace for the E46 would double as a Rear Shock Tower Reinforcement also... due to the way they have to tie/bolt int to the top of the strut.

That't the only reason I bothered with a Mason Engineering Rear Strut brace... I figured I may as well get a little something extra out of it vs just installing reinforcement plates haha
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That't the only reason I bothered with a Mason Engineering Rear Strut brace... I figured I may as well get a little something extra out of it vs just installing reinforcement plates haha
Thatís a huge price jump tho lol
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Default Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

a) yes, they will
b) it doesn't really matter-- our rear towers aren't prone to failure like the e36 was (which is why people reinforce this area), and the front is plenty strong as well as you don't run a camber plate that spreads the load poorly.
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Default Rear shock mount reinforcement

Thanks fellas. Any recommendations on front and rear shock/strut mounts


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There's not really any reason to move off stock unless you're looking for more precision (monoball, at the expense of NHV) or adjustment (camber plate). If you are looking for one of those, depends how your using the car/what you want from it.
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Oem it is. Thank you


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