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E21, E30General discussion and technical help for 1975-1991 3 series cars.
I purchased a strut brace and after fitting the mountings to the suspension housing, am having trouble fitting the bar itself! I can fit one side, but then the other is about .5'' too long and no amount of straining will put it into place.
It is definitely the one for my car as it's marked on the box, the company that made it confirmed this, and others have purchased the same bar and fitted theirs.
Any ideas? Someone suggested jacking up the car to take the strain for the suspension legs...
Your Ride: 1991 318is (e30 m42), 2007 Mazdaspeed 3
Jacking the car, I don't have one of these but I have hear from others that jacking it can align the bar so you can get it bolted down it seems to be a common procedure at least with the e30. I also don't remember if its just the 318is or the whole e30 family there are some with slightly different distances from center of the shock towers i think it depended on build date but i'm not 100% sure.