The Garagistic E46 LTW front strut brace also referred to as the front strut bar or the front stress brace, is designed to be a simple, elegant, and bespoke piece in your engine bay to increase structural rigidity and enhance handling. Drawing design inspirations from the E36 LTW strut bar, we came up with the LTW strut bar the E46 never got from the factory. This simple but superior design was thought out in order to maximize reinforcement to the strut towers by linking them in unison without any "hinged" features to get the most chassis rigidity. Doing so in order to give the driver the ultimate steering feel and handling capabilities in order to offer better turn-in and more accurate steering input.
We have carefully crafted the strut brace through countless revisions to ensure that it works for all E46 models with factory engine setups, from a stock suspension street cruiser build all the way to a purpose-built track car with coilover. We 3D machine the billet ends for a smooth shape and finish to match the timeless design of the E46 while adding strength and reinforcement to the strut towers. Once installed, the bar can be removed without removing the ends, which is an important feature when doing maintenance or working on the engine. Due to the slotted holes on the strut tower, E46s with aftermarket camber plates, removing the strut brace ends can cause the front-end camber alignment to deviate as it allows the strut mount studs to move within the slot. With our strut brace, you can easily remove the bar to do engine maintenance without the worry of throwing off your camber settings.
Well, it does so by not allowing chassis flex at the front strut towers and ensuring suspension energy is contained within the springs and shocks. This ensures that your suspension performs as intended and allows for noticeable improvements in cornering for your E46, especially under hard use. Just like the E30 and E36, the use of an E46 strut bar in the front is much more dramatic of an impact than if used in the rear. If both are used, chassis longevity will be noticed along with increased handling under track or hard use conditions.
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