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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 Sat, Oct-28-2017, 06:35:00 PM   #1
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Default Alternatives for mason brace

Hi everyone I was just curious whether there are any other alternatives to mason x brace for the subframe reinforcement..I know there are other kits out there however I am looking for other alternative brands...Thanks a lot!


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Default Re: Alternatives for mason brace

Maybe have a look at the VinceBar?

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=551862
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Thanks..but what I am looking for is a brace alternative to mason...is there any other brand?
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Default Re: Alternatives for mason brace

I believe PSDesigns used to have a design but I don't know if they built it as a one-off or they marketed it as I have seen photos of it... I didn't fancy it over the Mason Engineering options although strictly it had no bolted connections between the braces only at the anchors so from an Engineering point of view it was better...

Aside from that potential PSDesigns model I think Mason Engineering is the only guy to do a bolt in option... all the other options you see people get for this are normally custom weld-in options by roll-cage fabricators...
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Default Re: Alternatives for mason brace

you can buy a brace fabbed up here in Australia.
it's based on the M3 GTR brace. there are many cars here using it.
look up Function Autoworks on FB.

also CMP does a floor bar.
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I believe PSDesigns used to have a design but I don't know if they built it as a one-off or they marketed it as I have seen photos of it... I didn't fancy it over the Mason Engineering options although strictly it had no bolted connections between the braces only at the anchors so from an Engineering point of view it was better...

Aside from that potential PSDesigns model I think Mason Engineering is the only guy to do a bolt in option... all the other options you see people get for this are normally custom weld-in options by roll-cage fabricators...

Thanks man...I checked PSDesigns website but could't see it...I agree with you most probably people are making custom designs but do not know who does it in the US
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you can buy a brace fabbed up here in Australia.
it's based on the M3 GTR brace. there are many cars here using it.
look up Function Autoworks on FB.

also CMP does a floor bar.
Thanks buddy...let me check Function Autoworks...do they have a website
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Default Re: Alternatives for mason brace

Here's an alternative to Mason. Its cheaper even with shipping from UK, they will powder coat to any color you want (extra fee) but it looks like a copy of the Mason bar, depending on how you feel about that.

https://www.facebook.com/goslingracing/

scroll down and look at the 'brace'
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Here's an alternative to Mason. Its cheaper even with shipping from UK, they will powder coat to any color you want (extra fee) but it looks like a copy of the Mason bar, depending on how you feel about that.

https://www.facebook.com/goslingracing/

scroll down and look at the 'brace'
Thanks man...it really looks like mason...exact the same thing. I wonder why Mason is so expensive compared to this one and I do not see any difference
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Default Re: Alternatives for mason brace

They don't have a website! I guess I should get the actual Mason Engineering since I have the Front brace.
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