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    Anyone else think it's expensive for what it is?

    What are some solid alternatives that aren't expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRichieRich View Post
    Anyone else think it's expensive for what it is?

    What are some solid alternatives that aren't expensive?
    DINAN $300 used for each bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRichieRich View Post
    Anyone else think it's expensive for what it is?

    What are some solid alternatives that aren't expensive?
    I really love the Schmiedmann one (ACS replica): https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/bmw-E...oduct=T46M3FME I paid about $270 shipped.

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    Definitely solid though and not the lightest thing around.
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    Considering the price that BMWP strut bars go for used, I guarantee that’s what they based their pricing off of.
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP - BMWP brakes/intake/strut bar/shifter, Coby wraps interior, BBS CHs, Eagle Eye LED tails, LED fog lights, GC coilovers, Sprint Booster/sport button mod, 4.5 LCM w/ programming, Xtrons 9inch HU, BSW stg1, dynamat, M3 sedan dead pedal, oCarbon CF interior trim, CF seat backs, 2x2 CF MTECH2 diffuser, CF cabin filter cover



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    Quote Originally Posted by WOLFN8TR View Post
    DINAN $300 used for each bar.
    Solid



    Loving the machined style setup in your engine bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADCLOWN View Post
    Considering the price that BMWP strut bars go for used, I guarantee that’s what they based their pricing off of.
    I'm glad I have two BMW Performance strut bars... but I have a very strong feeling that I will be ordering one of these for my M3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakM3 View Post
    I'm glad I have two BMW Performance strut bars... but I have a very strong feeling that I will be ordering one of these for my M3...
    Yeah, I bet Karb makes these a lot stronger than the BMWP bars. Best to not use the BMWP bars just in case they crack. If that happens, that'd be such a sad day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    Yeah, I bet Karb makes these a lot stronger than the BMWP bars. Best to not use the BMWP bars just in case they crack. If that happens, that'd be such a sad day!
    That's why I have a spare BMW Performance carbon fiber strut bar at my place... for this occasion since I'm only using it on my M3. Since the Karbonius offering is reinforced where the strut bar is prone to crack as Botond's did, I would expect the strut bar to be much more durable while maintaining the look of the original BMWP carbon fiber strut bar.

    Then I will have two BMWP carbon fiber strut bars sitting at my home.... perfect candidates for home decoration

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRichieRich View Post
    Anyone else think it's expensive for what it is?

    WAY too much money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRichieRich View Post
    Loving the machined style setup in your engine bay
    Thanks...

    From Karbonius:
    Our bar should be stronger than the OE Performance bar, anyway people asked us for a controlled break zone, they are worried in case of a crash both towers could deform. I saw a lot of OE bars break and is due to less carbon fiber in that area ( in the middle ) we put more carbon fiber compared to the OE bar.
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