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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 Mon, Nov-22-2010, 06:14:36 PM   #1
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Default Rear Strut Tower Brace, DIY Guide? Anyone have a guide to get this done

I've been looking for a diy guide to get this installed. Most places state 2 hours of work. Has there been a guide made to get this done. If anyone knows please post. Thanks guys.
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Which brace? Does yours need drilling or not?
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It's the dinan one, they lost their PDF when they switched their site look.
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its just 4 nuts, what did you want to know?
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Why the two hour labor install then? That's why, making sure I'm not missing or forgetting anything.
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it just cause you have to remove the carpet in the back it more of a pain than anything
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The easiest way to do it is to put the ends on ,put the carpet back,hit the carpet where the ends are sticking in to it so you know where to cut itthen bolt the bar on
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Ok well now I know I'm not going to screw it up, thanks guys. What should the bolts be torqued too?
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OP - I have the Active Autowerk rear strut tower bar. I like it alot in that the rear has just a bit more of a planted feeling to it. It took all of 30 minutes, if that, to install it. You will need an Xacto knife to trim/cut the carpet in the trunk in and around the strut tower. There are only two nuts, 12mm or 13mm if I recall, on each strut tower. It is literally this: remove trunk carpet, remove nuts atop rear strut tower, install strut bar on top of the towers and refasten all four nuts. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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