M7 Front Strut Tower Brace MINI R53

  • If you are concerned about strut tower mushrooming and looking for improved handing, then the M7 Strut Tower Brace is the answer. This is the ONLY strut tower brace on the market that features anti-mushrooming technology.

    Over and over we've heard the same complaint: the strut towers mushroom after heavy impacts from the shocks and low aspect ratio tires. At first glance the shock towers take on a barely visible convex shape, but if you would compare it to the original sheet metal, you would find the horizontal plane has been moved as much as 3/8" upwards, throwing the suspension out of any possible alignment fix.

    The problem will most likely show up as a slight pull either left or right depending on which strut tower is buckled. The end mounting plates of the M7 Strut Tower Brace will solve this problem by sandwiching the sheet metal and shock top plate, creating a homogenous top surface that will not bend, even during hard impacts.

    The M7 STB features 1/2" (13mm) thick end plates that add extra strength to the strut towers and prevent mushrooming and potentially costly repairs. The top brace improves handling by stiffening up the front end, especially during hard turns. Made of hard anodized aluminum, the M7 Strut Tower brace features a durable black finish that looks great and will not chip or oxidize.

    The strut tower brace's modular design allows easy access to the oil filter or any other accessories that might normally be blocked and require removal of the entire brace.

    Installation is a snap (often taking less than 20 minutes) and includes simple instructions that also addresses mushrooming. No need for new bolts, the brace uses the 3 stock bolts on each side. Slight modification to the hood liner may be necessary (put away the scissors, it's not that involved!).

    Please Note: The M7 Strut Tower Brace is intended only for the Cooper S -- it will NOT fit on base-model Coopers because of limited underhood clearance. On R53 models, the brace may raise the hood slightly. This is easly fixed by "molding" the hood liner around the brace

    Complete fitment solution instructions are available upon request.


    Fits 2002-2006 MINI Cooper S and 2007-2008 Cooper S Convertible.

  • SKU#: 05517

    Shipping Weight: 10.0 lb

    Manufacturer: M7

    Category: Frame Braces and Strut Bars

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