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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 Tue, Mar-22-2016, 03:37:16 PM   #21
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Default Re: Vince RACP reinforcement/load relief- Install w/o welding and completely drop...

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did you remove your welded reinforcements to test the epoxy/rivet method??
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did you remove your welded reinforcements to test the epoxy/rivet method??

This is member Flash_malmö's Imola red M. As, like you correctly said, my CB M is already done with the weld in kit.


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Old Tue, Mar-22-2016, 04:11:51 PM   #23
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DIY friendly. ✔
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Old Tue, Mar-22-2016, 04:36:13 PM   #24
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Default Re: Vince RACP reinforcement/load relief- Install w/o welding and completely drop...

Wow very nice work! Question when using this kit does it matter if you have sub frame cracks already or is this just to prevent them from occurring? The last time I checked there weren't any I could see. Thanks...
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Default Re: Vince RACP reinforcement/load relief- Install w/o welding and completely drop...

PM'd you on price.
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Default Re: Vince RACP reinforcement/load relief- Install w/o welding and completely drop...

Vince, could you feel any chassis stiffening effect from having this RACP reinforcement bar installed? If so, please elaborate. Thanks.
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Default Re: Vince RACP reinforcement/load relief- Install w/o welding and completely drop...

Thanks for all the positive feedback and interest in the new kit!
I will be responding to questions in posts and PM's later tonight.

In the meantime here's a couple of pics of the finished installation.
Paint and rust protection will be done next week (after my family Easter brake).






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This is awesome! Will definitely buy after mason xbrace.
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Default Re: Vince RACP reinforcement/load relief- Install w/o welding and completely drop...

Do you have a price in mind? I'm very interested
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This is awesome! Will definitely buy after mason xbrace.
I was under the impression that this was an alternate solution to the mason xbar, so doing both would be overkill, no?
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