Racing Dynamics Strut Brace Install on BMW

An install video I put together explaining how to properly explain a strut brace on a BMW E39 5-series. The strut brace is designed and manufactured by Racing Dynamics

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BMW Stress Bar Installation
This tutorial shows the process of installing a Bavarian Autosport aluminum stress bar for an E46 BMW 3 Series. A stress bar locks the top of your 3 series' strut towers together to improve chassis stiffness and handling. The result is greater stability in hard cornering and better handling.





Test Drive After Install of Racing Dynamics Strut Brace
After installing my strut brace I wanted to see if I could feel any difference with the steering and feeling of the suspension. I was immediately impressed by how much the strut brace reduced flexing and movement between the two strut towers. I don't know why something like this did not come stock on the E39. In my opinion this is the cheapest/easiest mod you can do and immediately get something out of it





Strut Bar - Explained
What is a strut bar? How does a strut bar work? What forces act on the strut bar through the suspension? A strut bar, or tower bar, connects the top strut towers together, in order to increase the rigidity of a vehicle by allowing both strut towers to react to compression and tensile forces. A strut bar plays a larger role for MacPherson strut vehicles, however it can still be important in vehicles with double wishbones as well for compensating vertical forces. Check out the strut bars from this video at: http://www.redline360.com/ Front Strut: http://www.redline360.com/megan-racing-strut-tower-bar-acura-integra-front- upper-MR-SB-HC8800FU Rear Strut: http://www.redline360.com/megan-racing-strut-tower-bar-acura-integra-rear-u pper-MR-SB-HC88RU You may also want to know more about the suspension types discussed in this video. Suspensions: http://youtu.be/jOiOO7qloXQ MacPherson Strut: http://youtu.be/1fvJMxErfms Double Wishbone Suspension: http://youtu.be/DsEmK1M87VQ Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!





How to Upgrade your Sway Bar
In this episode, learn how to install an upgraded rear sway bar. Marty heads over to Canada for the 2012 MCM International Meet and finds himself on a driveway on the other side of the world, installing a sway bar. Get MAD MCM Stuff at the Official Shop: http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/all Discuss this Episode on the MCM Forums: http://forums.mightycarmods.com/showthread.php?13209-New-Episode-Rear-Swayb ar-install-in-JMAC-s-Mazda Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mightycarmods Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt. This video is intended as Entertainment only.




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