PSDesigns / Grid BMW E46 Front Strut Brace

PSDesigns / Grid BMW E46 Front Strut Brace

E46 + M3


What is a Front Strut Brace?
A “Front Strut Brace” or FSB is intended to reduce the flex between the front strut towers (suspension towers) during cornering. Reducing this flex ensures that the suspension remains in the orientation intended, allowing for the suspension to do its job properly.

Who can benefit from a strut bar?
A front strut brace can benefit all car drivers/cars, from road cars to weekend track cars and full race cars, there is a benefit to be gained from a properly engineered strut brace. We are sure that anyone can appreciate the ability for front suspension to remain constant at all times, other benefits include support of the factory strut towers from "mushrooming". This generally occurs if the vehicle hits large potholes, particularly prevalent on UK roads currently! The impact causes the suspension to compress completely, damaging the wheel . However, not only the wheel takes the hit, but the suspension and shock tower as well. Over time, if left unprotected, this can cause expensive structural damage.

What to look for in a strut tower brace?

  • Sufficient protection of the suspension towers to prevent "mushrooming"
  • Strong centre bar with adequate bracing and stiffening
  • Provide adequate under bonnet/hood clearance from both the engine and bonnet/hood.
  • Allow for suspension changes/adjustments
  • Made from the best materials available
  • Ease of fitment and future engine servicing


Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight tubular steel bars construction
  • 100% TIG welded
  • High strength steel plate Tower Mounts
  • Powder coated for a durable finish.
  • The PSDesigns/GRID FSB is intentionally a 2 piece design (tower mounts and Brace bar) This allows for ease of installation, maximum adjustment and ease of servicing (no need to remove the bar to change the spark plugs!
  • The centre bar is a one piece welded construction which will resist bending and flexing.
  • The multiple bar configuration, with cross section support bars, resist twisting and bending of the front chassis. Although it does not bolt to the firewall/bulkhead, the bar's multiple tubes resist bending and twisting in multiple planes.
  • Open suspension tower design allows for easy access to adjustable camber plates and shock adjustments, whilst also accommodating many aftermarket suspension configurations.
  • Designed to offer adequate clearance over the engine components as well as under bonnet/hood clearance.
  • Suspension towers offer full 360° support, completely covering the tower area. This can prevent costly structural damage "mushrooming" from potholes, especially with lowered cars.
  • Removal of the strut brace takes only minutes with simple hand tools. Adjustments to suspension camber/caster plates can be made without removal of the bar.
  • The brace was designed specifically for the E46 M3 2001-2006,  However it will also fit 6-cylinder E46 models from 2002 onwards. It is not designed for E46 vehicles from 1999-2001. Early model E46 M3s have these bumps, but with camber plates (longer studs), our Front Strut Brace can still be installed.


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