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    Wow BP. That sucks. Sorry that happened and is very worrisome to the rest of us that own these.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeckel View Post
    Solid aluminum may be the way to go. You can always get one in black. That'd look good as well
    I've heard good things about the M3 strut bar and the mason engineering ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BavarianZHP View Post
    I've heard good things about the M3 strut bar and the mason engineering ones.
    Not liking either of those.

    Quote Originally Posted by rguti153 View Post
    I cant find one anywhere rare
    I would imagine any CF bar would have the same problem. It's just not as strong as metal is for an application like this, I would think... that's one reason why I can't buy the Turner bar that looks oh-so-awesome, but is made of CF.
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    BP, you're going to buy another one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    BP, you're going to buy another one?

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    Another bar, yes, but it won't be a CF one.
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    Understood. I think the Mason Engineering bar would be fine in your track tool kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Understood. I think the Mason Engineering bar would be fine in your track tool kit.

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    How do you like your UUC StrutBarbarian brace? The price looks right to me and I kind of like the way it looks. I would think magnesium is pretty strong, no?
    Not liking the way the Mason bar looks. If I can't find something that's effective AND looks good, then I'll probably just skip the looks department and go for what works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    How do you like your UUC StrutBarbarian brace? The price looks right to me and I kind of like the way it looks. I would think magnesium is pretty strong, no?
    Not liking the way the Mason bar looks. If I can't find something that's effective AND looks good, then I'll probably just skip the looks department and go for what works.
    I like it a lot. Super rigid and great strut tower protection.

    I'll sell you mine so I can pick up a Mason. Deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    I like it a lot. Super rigid and great strut tower protection.

    I'll sell you mine so I can pick up a Mason. Deal?

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    Just changing things up?
    I don't know if I'll be able to buy yours if you're looking at doing this soon. Need to get on track first before any other things are bought for the car. That will take a few months.
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    BMW Performance Strut Bar - Cracked

    Man that sucks! How cold was it? Maybe they're prone to cracking when the CF gets really cold. I've heard good things about the Strong Strut but they are a little pricey ($400).


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