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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





Sway Bar Comparison - Before and After
Ultra Racing bar tested on Toyota Vios 07' and Honda Civic FD by Federation D. Install Ultra Racing Bar will reduce body roll up to 40% For more infomation please log on: http://www.ultraracing.my





BMW Suspension Upgrade: Eibach & Bilstein Performance Suspension
All German Auto: http://www.allgermanauto.com/ The team at AGA performs BMW suspension upgrades utilizing Eibach and Bilstein professional shocks and struts. All German Auto can upgrade your suspension, shocks, springs and struts to improve your overall handling and driving experience. All German Auto will ensure your vehicle's safety, performance and ride quality by only using the best parts and best brands such as Eibach and Bilstiein for your BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, Mini, or Volkswagen. For more information about German car repairs, call All German Auto today at (760) 738-4626 or, to contact us, visit http://www.allgermanauto.com/contact-us





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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: Install a Strut Bar
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Part 2: Installing shocks, struts and springs on a BMW 3 series 99 thru 05 (E46)
BLOG ARTICLE: http://blog.bavauto.com/14307 "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- In Part-2 of this two part series, we will replace the rear shock and spring. See Part- for the front shock/spring/strut replacement. The Bentley repair manuals will cover standard shock and spring replacement for the various BMW and MINI models. This DIY will assume that the DIYer has the applicable Bentley manual for additional reference as well as fastener torque values. Note that we will be installing the Bilstein PSS-10 coil-over kit. However, the procedures would be the same for any common shock/strut replacement (including installing sport springs, if desired). PARTS USED: • New shocks/struts (Bilstein, Koni, Sachs, etc.) • New sport or stock replacement springs, if desired (BMW, BavAuto, Eibach, etc.) • New Shock install kits (compression bumpers, dust shields, spring pads, etc.) • New upper strut and shock mounts • New strut & shock mount gaskets (as required) • Rear shock mount reinforcing plates TOOLS USED: • Bentley Repair Manual • BavAuto Non-Marring pry bar set • 13mm through 18mm ½"drive socket & ratchet set with various extensions • 4mm through 8mm Allen keys or bits (for ratchet use) • 13mm through 18mm combination wrench set • Assorted flat and Phillips screwdrivers PROCEDURE: REAR (applies directly to the E46 3-series, but the E36 3-series uses the same steps and procedures): 1) Safely raise the rear of car, with suspension hanging. 2) Remove the wheels. 3) Place a jack under the lower shock mount eye or the wheel hub assembly. Slightly raise the suspension (just enough to remove the downward tension on the shock). 4) Remove the lower shock mount bolt. 5) Lower the jack and allow the suspension to hang free. 6) Remove the trunk side trim panel to access the upper shock mount. 7) Remove the two 13mm nuts from the upper shock mount, at the top of the shock tower. 8) Lower the shock out of the vehicle. 9) Assemble the new shock with new compression bumper, dust tube and upper mount. Be sure to re-use the large lower and upper washers for the upper mount. These washers must cup away from the mount. lower washer cups downward and upper washer cups upward. 10) If the spring is being replaced, it can be removed BEFORE re-installing the shock. Have a helper pull downward on the wheel hub assembly and pull the spring out from between the chassis and the upper control arm. 11) Using new upper and lower spring pads, install the new spring in the same manner as the original was removed. Install the new spring pads, then install the spring. 12) Install the new shock. Place a new shock mount gasket on the shock mount and insert the assembly up into the shock tower. If installing a shock mount reinforcement plate, place the plate over the two shock mount studs, on top of the shock tower, before installing the two nuts. Install the two nuts. Install the trunk trim panel. 13) Install the lower shock mount bolt. Be sure to install the washer on the bolt before installing the bolt. Use the jack to raise the suspension assembly to align the lower shock mount with the hub mounting point, so the bolt can be inserted and threaded. Tighten the bolt. 14) Repeat for the other side. -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).





MINI Madness OMP Upper Stress Bar.mov
How to install the OPM Upper Stress Bar on a R53 MINI Cooper S





Sway Bar Demonstration
This is a simple demonstration of how a sway bar works. I did it originally for myself to model a sway bar, and then I decided to share. How Shocks and Struts work: http://youtu.be/gBAbURA_B_Q How to Disassemble Shocks assemblies: http://youtu.be/0NDIeIt-l1w Airplane Engine Powered MR2: http://youtu.be/90SvdB0YG7U Stage Rally Racing: http://youtu.be/BK3l0kYI0QU





How to Install a Front Strut Bar
In this video I show you how to install a front strut bar in your 96-00 Honda Civic. Click here to show thanks, and help support Fixbook: http://www.hondahowto.com/p/blog-page_25.html Click this link to Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Hondahowto1&annotation_ id=annotation_59253&feature=iv&src_vid=QSNjtNYuD18 Click here to check out the the "Car Runs on 2 cylinders" series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoA1-alJGwfnWZvOZtIjPnQX88q1n3GWA&fe ature=view_all I, Jordan, assume no liability for anything you choose to do to your car, before, or after watching one of my videos, including this one. All DIY repairs, or modifications, you perform to your car are made at your own risk. Sometimes, even if you've done everything the right way, you can destroy, or damage, a piece, or part. You must understand this; part of doing a repair, and/or modification is messing up sometimes. Also, if for some reason, I do give incorrect instructions, and something breaks because you followed my instructions, I still will not reimburse, or pay, in any way, for whatever cost that may be incurred due to following my wrong instructions. Don't do anything to your car unless you yourself feel comfortable, & confident in doing so. Fixbook DIY Car Repair





自動車補修の新技術 PPSシート登場
これはすごい!試してみて施工の簡単さと工期の短縮に は感動しました。自動車補修専用・紫外線硬化型FRP形成 シート " PPSシート "です!





BMW 7 e32 Racing Dynamics 4 3
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RDtv Anti Roll Bars (Sway Bars) - Technical Data Video - Racing Dynamics / RDSport
RD Anti Roll Bars for 5 and 6 Series BMW Models including the M5 and M6. For further information or to purchase please visit: www.racdyn.com Other BMW Model bars also available. Please Subscribe to RDtv





BMW 330i Strut Tower Repair
went over to help my neighbor fix his wife's BMW 330ci this afternoon she had the tops of her strut towers starting to mushroom out on her and he found a good solid sounding fix for it. sorry this is so long but it was an hour and a half before i started cutting on it. if i cut much more it might not be watchable at all. enjoy.





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