CMP E46 Topside Beam Kit – RACP Reinforcement

$525.00

This kit is a precision engineered, weld-in solution to reinforce the the notorious E46 ‘subframe’ and provide an unparalleled increase in chassis rigidity.

When paired with underside reinforcement plates the combination eliminates the possibility of initial and future failure at and around the rear subframe mounts by correcting a variety of design defects present in E46 3-series BMW Rear Axle Carrier Panel (RACP).

Unlike other low lying load relief systems for the rear subframe mounts, our kit provides exponentially more rigidity due to a superior integration into the factory structure and taller cross sectional area for higher bending inertia. Given all suspension components mount to the subframe including the upper control arms, these mounts act to support both drive line loads, lateral G-forces and the weight of the car given the spring on arm design making the subframe mounts and entire RACP a critical area to increase chassis rigidity resulting in a more rigid, tighter handling vehicle.

Every Topside Beam kit purchased from CMP Auto Engineering includes a long series drill bit and guide to not damage the factory thread and a very comprehensive spiral bound installation manual detailing each step of the installation with many images. 

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Description

This kit envelops the top face of the Rear Axle Carrier Panel (RACP) and directly links the threaded insert within to the chassis rails via vertical tubes into a newly introduced member positioned between the existing rails in a ‘H’ configuration.

In addition to the corrected load path, the kit integrates into the existing structure forming a open ended universal beam in cross section rather than two members bending in parallel to further magnify the increased structural rigidity.

The combination of this kit with underside plates provides a complete comprehensive top and bottom reinforcement for E46 convertibles, sedans and wagons.

For coupe’s & sedans with split folding rear seats, the sheet metal beneath the rear bench seat is prone to separate form the chassis rails as well as cracks forming around the baby & seat belt anchors due to the reduced rear bulkhead structure.

CMP Auto Engineering offers a Front Mount Extension Kit designed specifically for E46 3-series BMW’s with split folding rear seats that expands on the topside beam kit to incorporate the front two, rear subframe mounts to address problem areas specific to these E46 shapes.

For those who intend not to opt for the complete 6-point race brace or are unable to with a convertible chassis, we strongly recomend that you select the ‘Without Holes’ option for a more aesthetic finish. The two options have no impact on structural integrity or function however, provide a smooth top face as per the images above. If the no holes option is fitted and a brace is to be fitted later on, the holes will need to be drilled manually.

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Additional information

Weight 6.5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 100 cm
6-Point Race Brace Mounts?

Yes – With Holes, No – Without Holes

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