I found the brace stiffened up the front end of the car nicely, I would ideally have liked to use small tubular spacers instead of washers but it worked fine.Yes. The coil pack is about 25mm too high in my car. I take it your pile of washers is your mod? Neat idea and easy. I take it that it's recommended to bother to fit the strut brace in the first place..? I could find no conclusive evidence of whether it was worth it or not to fit one or not.
From what I can remember they are pressed studs, I just cut my old ones off and drilled a new holeThanks for the help so far. Figured out the pins have a screw slot underneath - are the pins simply painted in and may be screwed out or are they bonded some other way in which case ill have to bash or drill them out? Just asking before I attack the coil mounts...
Sounds like a plan, a nice little S shaped bracket would work well.After examining RealOEM, and in the the interests of keeping my 1997 Z3 as factory fresh as possible, I've decided to not attach the mounting pegs for the coil pack and will now craft my own remounting bracket that utilises the OEM pegs, moving the coil pack downwards about 30 mm to allow me to fit the strut brace I've acquired.
Bonus: I can reverse all back to OEM whenever I want.
I'll post the bracket work once it's done.