Rogue Engineering Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Brace - BMW E46 3 Series (non-M)

Product Description

Features and Benefits

  • We use start with ACQ Heat Treated 6061-T6 aluminum for the strut base plates.  These are CNC'd to shape to ensure perfect fitment, and offering protection of the strut tower top from the road hazards such as potholes.  From there, a CNC connecting arm, elevates the center bar to the proper high.  Both of these items are clear anodized to protect the finish.
  • The CNC connecting arm and center strut bar positively lock together without the inefficient heim-style joints or pivots.  Once secured together, they cannot move, twist or slide apart.
  • The carbon fiber center bar is completely straight, without any bends or kinks in its path.  This offers the most resistance to compression and tensile forces.
  • The carbon fiber used in the center bar is completely hollow and void of any additional fillers (such as fiberglass).  The aluminum ends of the center bar are secured with an aircraft epoxy with such strength that the center bar would break first, before the epoxy were to ever fail.
  • Designed to offer adequate clearance over the engine components as well as underhood clearance.  This is especially important in E36 coupes, as the underhood clearance is the lowest of all of the E36 models.  Other strut tower braces will either put too much pressure in the hood release lever or worse, dimple the hood.
  • Strut tower mounts completely cover the strut tower area, preventing costly sheet metal damage from "mushrooming", especially with lowered cars.
  • Removal of the strut brace takes only minutes with simple hand tools, in the event suspension camber/caster changes need to be made for those with adjustable plates.  For those users with racing shocks with protruding center shafts, please consult with Rogue Engineering to determine if they will be interfere with the strut bar plates.
  • Extremely lightweight (2.4 lbs. E46 version), it provides functionality and improves underhood appearance at the same time.
$ 329.00