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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 Fri, Nov-10-2017, 02:34:39 AM   #11
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Thanks a lot guys...I wonder whether you can customely build one of these braces...i do not think it should be really hard


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I wonder why Mason is so expensive compared to this one and I do not see any difference
When someone creates a unique part, they have the benefit of cornered market until some unscrupulous schlub rips off their work.
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When someone creates a unique part, they have the benefit of cornered market until some unscrupulous schlub rips off their work.


Hey there I am not trying to put a doubt on mason's products I am sure they are great. But I am on the other side questioning why there are no alternatives in the market...I think you got my point wrong


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Why not buy Mason? Quality product and handmade in the USA to boot. Don't support blatant knockoffs.
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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 11:43:46 AM   #15
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Hi Cagan1984,

It may not be exactly what you're after however, I am developing a seperate brace addition to my existing CMP subframe beam kit. The concept was that the RACP can still be supported in all areas whether the brace is bolted in or not for use of the boot.

I've shared an image below to illustrate. I should have it available to the market before end of year.



If you are wanting a single brace structure independent of anything else I would also recommend the function auto works brace M3 dude mentioned earlier. It is a beautifully welded bit of kit and doesn't consist of any of the hinge connection or adjustable rods likes others. All one solid fully fabricated piece that also ties into the chassis rails. They can be found on Instagram I believe.
alternatively, I can pass on the manufacturers details if you inbox me. I've included a picture of their brace below.

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whoever works on different solutions, make them easily removable....I need to be able to fit my golf clubs!
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It may not be exactly what you're after however, I am developing a seperate brace addition to my existing CMP subframe beam kit. The concept was that the RACP can still be supported in all areas whether the brace is bolted in or not for use of the boot.



I've shared an image below to illustrate. I should have it available to the market before end of year.







If you are wanting a single brace structure independent of anything else I would also recommend the function auto works brace M3 dude mentioned earlier. It is a beautifully welded bit of kit and doesn't consist of any of the hinge connection or adjustable rods likes others. All one solid fully fabricated piece that also ties into the chassis rails. They can be found on Instagram I believe.

alternatively, I can pass on the manufacturers details if you inbox me. I've included a picture of their brace below.




Thank you for the detailed explanation. I have reviewed your products and they are awesome. I am really interested in them the onlu issue I have is that I am not sure if I could find anybody here in Cincinnati who would be able to do a great job on the installation plus welding...And also be cost effective on the other hand



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Hi Cagan1984,

It may not be exactly what you're after however, I am developing a seperate brace addition to my existing CMP subframe beam kit. The concept was that the RACP can still be supported in all areas whether the brace is bolted in or not for use of the boot.

I've shared an image below to illustrate. I should have it available to the market before end of year.



If you are wanting a single brace structure independent of anything else I would also recommend the function auto works brace M3 dude mentioned earlier. It is a beautifully welded bit of kit and doesn't consist of any of the hinge connection or adjustable rods likes others. All one solid fully fabricated piece that also ties into the chassis rails. They can be found on Instagram I believe.
alternatively, I can pass on the manufacturers details if you inbox me. I've included a picture of their brace below.

This looks cool. Looks like the mason bar + vince bar + vince front gusset cups all in one solution. Looking forward to more details on this piece. Is the bar that attached to the rear shock towers going to be weld in?
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Thank you for the detailed explanation. I have reviewed your products and they are awesome. I am really interested in them the onlu issue I have is that I am not sure if I could find anybody here in Cincinnati who would be able to do a great job on the installation plus welding...And also be cost effective on the other hand
Understandable. It does require a reasonable amount of fabrication work by a competent person. I cannot recall whether I've sold a kit to that area so I wouldn't be able to suggest an experienced installer. I suspected you wanted a pre-fabricated brace for this reason. If you ever change your mind feel free to message me. Perhaps someone in your local community may be able to make a recommendation?

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This looks cool. Looks like the mason bar + vince bar + vince front gusset cups all in one solution. Looking forward to more details on this piece. Is the bar that attached to the rear shock towers going to be weld in?
Thanks E46IX. Similar in concept, just a little more in function.

They're actually 3 separate kits. The brace and the front mount extensions are an addition to my existing topside beam kit you may have seen? I've finalised the brace design, just having prototype parts made now. The front mount extensions are still in development.

(looks like I need to re-do many of the earlier images so please excuse the lack of).
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=565038
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whoever works on different solutions, make them easily removable....I need to be able to fit my golf clubs!
You could always fit them across your rear seat if it's not caged. That's what I do when I have 2 golfers in the car.

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