The BMW Motorsport E36 3 Series/Z3 X Brace Kit containes everything you need to immediately tighten up the handline of your E36 or Z3. This Genuine Motorsport cross brace was initially designed specifically for the rare, and now collectible, M3 Lightweight. Its main purpose was to add chassis rigidity and responsiveness needed for high-performance driving.
The Motorsport X Brace attaches to the front subframe and connects it to the frame rails behind the control arm bushing brackets. It was such a drastic change in chassis dynamics that BMW later installed the X Brace on E36 3-Series convertibles to combat the inherent chassis flex associated with removing the roof.
The X Brace works so well that it's become a "no-brainer" installation for any performance-minded E36 or Z3 enthusiast, and the change in chassis and steering responsiveness is immediately noticeable, whether on street or track. The icing on the cake is that it's a Genuine BMW part, so fitment and quality are top notch, and the benefits can be felt with virtually any suspension setup, stock or not.
Includes installation hardware.
- Genuine BMW Motorsport bracing
- Increases steering response and chassis dynamics
- Bolts on in just a few minutes with basic hand tools
- Protects oil pan from large road debris, etc.
- Beneficial with stock or highly-modified suspension, street or track
E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318i M44
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M42
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M44
E36 (92-99) > 318is M42
E36 (92-99) > 318is M44
E36 (92-99) > 323ic
E36 (92-99) > 323is
E36 (92-99) > 325i
E36 (92-99) > 325ic
E36 (92-99) > 325is
E36 (92-99) > 328i
E36 (92-99) > 328ic
E36 (92-99) > 328is
E36 (92-99) > M3 (1995)
E36 (92-99) > M3 (96-99)Z Series
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 1.9
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E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 M - S52
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 M - S54