Does the N54 BMS OCC Fit on E92 M3 Strut Brace?

blisstik

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I'm looking to upgrade the strut brace to OEM E92 M3. Question is, will my existing BMS OCC, specifically the bracket to mount it fit on the M3 version? The photos look very similar but was wondering if anyone has done this?

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doublespaces

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Is that a 3d printed or aluminum bracket? I've been trying to get my cans mounted and I'm not happy with it. I'm about to go weld it:
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Those wrap bands would work perfectly on the dinan carbon bars.

Yeah, its the same thing @Erichale77 uses for his Dinan bars...Something I wouldn't be buying. It sounds like I'll be buying these BMS brackets, but nobody has said if they are metal or plastic. If they are metal, I'll buy a pair.
 

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Yeah, its the same thing @Erichale77 uses for his Dinan bars...Something I wouldn't be buying. It sounds like I'll be buying these BMS brackets, but nobody has said if they are metal or plastic. If they are metal, I'll buy a pair.
They're metal. Might be a good idea to get some thin black gasket sheet to cut pieces for to keep it from sliding around and scratching the M3 bars. My BMS OCC slides all over my stock bars.
 
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They're metal. Might be a good idea to get some thin black gasket sheet to cut pieces for to keep it from sliding around and scratching the M3 bars. My BMS OCC slides all over my stock bars.

Yeah it slides. Use electric tape.
 

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I have these rubber inserts that come with my current bar clamps, maybe that will help. I'm just trying to think of a clean way to mount the mishimoto can to it. What is pictured above is not my cup of tea, those brackets are flimsy as heck.
 

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Here's mine. I'm not sure what the bms kit was made for since it came with my e90 when I bought it, but the brackets look the same to me.

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sturdy enough for sure. can doesn't weigh much. my car is mostly road course driven, so the highest possible g's, thing hasn't budged.
 

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That's my picture in the OP's first post. I only ran the two BMS strut bar mounts for a short time. The BMS strut bar mount worked pretty poorly with the Mishimoto OCC. I eventually moved the can down towards the driver's side headlight, but then it started collecting a ton of condensation. Recently I switched back to just an upgraded PCV valve and abandoned the external PCV all together, somewhat for simplicity's sake, but mainly because of the lack of a nice, clean mounting point with a proper bracket.
 
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That's my picture in the OP's first post. I only ran the two BMS strut bar mounts for a short time. The BMS strut bar mount worked pretty poorly with the Mishimoto OCC. I eventually moved the can down towards the driver's side headlight, but then it started collecting a ton of condensation. Recently I switched back to just an upgraded PCV valve and abandoned the external PCV all together, somewhat for simplicity's sake, but mainly because of the lack of a nice, clean mounting point with a proper bracket.
I bought two of these things, do you think the bracket could be welded onto the can or tap/screwed in?