1st Gen R53 Cooper S CAI And Strut Tower Brace

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  1. Newbie6

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    Hey guys I have a AFE Power Cold Air and I was wondering had anyone bought a strut tower brace and had it fit over this Air Box from AFE I am deployed right now and can't really measure anything and I was just curious if anyone had the CAI and a strut tower brace just wondering if anyone knew which brace might work if not any?


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  3. Crashton

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    I had an M7 strut brace on my R53 & it cleared my JCW airbox. Not sure it will work, but it may. FWIW strut braces do very little for MINIs.

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    Oh really you didn't notice a difference with it huh? I was also wondering that as well but I figured most people get them on their cars they feel the difference so I just thought why not, thank you for supporting!


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    I don't know ether but thanks for your service!
     
  6. vetsvette

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    I don't have an R53, but just eyeballing the pictures it looks like the JCW bar will fit. You might have to remove it to access the filter though. This is a picture of BlimeyCabrio's GPness.

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