E30 x brace (cross brace)
THE ULTIMATE E30 X-BRACE (CROSS-BRACE) - 316, 318, 325, AND M3
These Garagistic e30 Cross Brace will increase the rigidity and reduce flex by connecting the sub-frame to the frame rails. This is an absolute must have for e30 cabrio convertible owners. Designed to help stabilize the frame and reinforce the lower front end removing chassis flex. This will fit all e30's except the IX. X-Brace fits all E30 models with OEM sway bars and aftermarket sway bars. Comes with all new 10.9 grade hardware, everything needed for install. Unlike other models on the market that do not fit right or touch the control arms, these cross braces are a direct bolt up that will not conflict with aftermarket sway bars or even extremely lowered e30's. The x braces come with gussets. In some cases you will want the gussets to not be there to clear aftermarket bars, if thats the case leave a note that you do not want gussets in the notes section on checkout. Note that if you keep gussets on the x brace you take responsibilities that your aftermarket sways may interference with the gussets. This is your responsibility. All units come in black powder-coat. Custom colors are available. Compatible with our m60 and m3 swap components. There are numerous benefits of having an x-brace on your e30; if you've ever driven an E30 with a Garagistic x-brace, you know exactly how important this upgrade is. The structural rigidity added due to the E30 due to the cross brace is a clear advantage on the track or auto-X.
Test fits have been performed on an M3, 325is, 318is, and DOHC swaps. From the drivers seat you will experience increased rigidity over bumps and even roads. Have less pendulum motion from the motor, and less steering wheel shake. You e30 will simply feel tighter.
This is 100% bolt up and is fully reversible. No drilling or modification is needed to the chassis at all. Be forewarned this x-brace does hang low on the E30 chassis, but can take an absolute beating. Don't be too worried if it scrapes occasionally.
Please make sure that your exhaust hangers and motor mounts are in good shape. Old motor mounts tend to lower the motor which could lead the the exhaust touching the cross brace. Healthy motor mounts are a must with this x brace.
NOT A LIFTING POINT
Garagistic X-BRACE TOP VIEW
CUSTOM COLORS CROSS-BRACES UPON REQUEST!
THE FINISHED INSTALL OF GARAGISTIC X-BRACE