The Ireland Engineering stainless steel strut brace fits well and is very rigid yet lightweight. It has NO joints or swivels. Installation requires drilling of two 8mm holes for best strength (beware of flimsy aluminum bars from others - most are not rigid enough to work properly).Standard finish is powder coated black, polished stainless available as no cost option.
IMPORTANT! The BMW factory published body specification shows the distance between the strut towers should be 1002.2mm +/-2mm (39.5"), measured from center to center at the strut bearing opening in the inner fenders. The bar is 1002.2mm, the published spec. However; Ireland Engineering has found many cars (ranged across all years and models) can vary, depending on wear to the shock towers over time and imprecise manufacturing tolerances during the car's production. There is no published factory documentation of any difference in the body dimensions. We suggest you measure to ensure our brace will work without modification.
Fits the Following Vehicles
- 1982 - 1992 BMW E30 3 Series 325
- 1988 - 1990 BMW E30 M3
- Does Not Fit: iX or 4 Cylinder 318 Models,