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    Rear strut tower plates

    Havent been on here in a while but am about to start cleaning up the TT and remember a job I meant to do some while ago. It was to install (as a preventative measure) some reinforcement plates on top of the rear strut towers as the E31 is prone to tear the metal especially with a modified suspension. I think Gerry (Phoenix) in the UK was making them? I "think" I actually bought a set but cant locate them. Anybody got a set for sale? I also seem to remember BMW having a strut reinforcement fix but that had to be welded in from underneath and I dont want to get into that.

    So, anybody got a set or are they still available?
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    I ordered a set from Gerry last month along with some SS brake lines and I hope they show up next week. His shop was down for two weeks during the Xmas break. He said he always has plates in stock.
    In the meantime I found plates offered by Vorshlag in Dallas but I have not measured the 850 and contacted the shop to see if they will fit. Maybe someone here can confirm fitment.
    https://vorshlag-store.com/collectio...nforcement-kit

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    Gerry's plates, Order from Wuffer, You'll get them a lot faster.

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    Did you fit those on your shock towers? Ours are different with a wider spread of material.


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    Gerry's plates, Order from Wuffer, You'll get them a lot faster.
    Nope, do not have them any longer, nor does Max Lumens. Order directly from Gerry in the UK.
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    No I have not installed those on any of my cars. But reinforcing the towers is on my to do list. I didn’t realize the difference in reinforcement plates



    Quote Originally Posted by 8eights View Post
    Did you fit those on your shock towers? Ours are different with a wider spread of material.


    Hurt

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    How much are the plates from Phoenix?
    I can't seem to find them on the website.

    edit: and what are the symptoms if the current shock tower mount is gone/cracked?

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    I cant find them either!!



    Quote Originally Posted by tangcla View Post
    How much are the plates from Phoenix?
    I can't seem to find them on the website.

    edit: and what are the symptoms if the current shock tower mount is gone/cracked?
    Hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtwj View Post
    I cant find them either!!
    They aren't listed separately with a price, but they are mentioned in the narrative on the suspension page of the catalog. I assume you have to email Gerry if you want a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDP530 View Post
    I ordered a set from Gerry last month along with some SS brake lines and I hope they show up next week. His shop was down for two weeks during the Xmas break. He said he always has plates in stock.
    In the meantime I found plates offered by Vorshlag in Dallas but I have not measured the 850 and contacted the shop to see if they will fit. Maybe someone here can confirm fitment.
    https://vorshlag-store.com/collectio...nforcement-kit
    These will not fit.
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    Gerry does have the plates. He is shipping mine this week! $69.95 to cover the parts and shipping to me here in Texas. I also ordered some ss brake lines too. Expensive to ship from the UK.

    Try: gspeechley@phoenixmotorsport.co.uk or gerryspeechley@msn.com

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    Thanks I got in touch with him with the email addresses you posted above.


    Quote Originally Posted by JDP530 View Post
    Gerry does have the plates. He is shipping mine this week! $69.95 to cover the parts and shipping to me here in Texas. I also ordered some ss brake lines too. Expensive to ship from the UK.

    Try: gspeechley@phoenixmotorsport.co.uk or gerryspeechley@msn.com
    Hurt

    Current project working on the E31 rebuild.
    1992 BMW 850i, 1995 E31 840ci, 2008 E90 M3, 2008 750Li

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