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Old Sun, Jun-24-2018, 11:38:55 AM   #1
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Default E46 M3 Subframe Reinforcement Job

Hello,

I DIY everything for my car (except mounting tires and alignments). However, I think I may take my car to a shop (if I can find one) that really knows the ins and outs of reinforcing the subframe in my e46. I am located in Maryland and am willing to travel a good distance to a shop (4 hours or more). Looking @ Reddish motorsport’s YouTube videos made me realize how many little spot welds and seams there are that need to be inspected. Any old shop can weld the plates on, I want someone who can put that level of care and detail into the job. Given that I am going FI, I want this done really well.

Any recommendations?
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Default Re: E46 M3 Subframe Reinforcement Job

I had High Tech Auto Body in Delaware install a Vince Bar and install Reddish plates. They did a great job and I will have them do the same for my current M3. Since I had mine done I know that they have installed a least a 2nd Vince Bar (because they cut it out of our first M3 after my son crashed it and installed it in another customer's car).

My original damage was quite severe and required replacing the trunk floor as well as the rear axle carrier panel (after showing both James Reddish and Vince pictures of the damage, they both agreed that the panel replacement was required). Because of this extensive repair, High Tech now has a very high degree of knowledge of the rear end of the E46 M3 and understand where the subframe damage occurs and how to repair it. Of course they have lots of experience with all types of repairs, but now they have very specialized experience with our cars.

If you reach out to them, I suggest asking for Joel. He is the one I worked with and is definitely familiar with the E46 work there.

Good luck!

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Default Re: E46 M3 Subframe Reinforcement Job

I would contact ‘Coinage’ on the forum. He has done everything and anything for this car. Many subframe jobs. Best costs as well. Good luck!
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I would contact ‘Coinage’ on the forum. He has done everything and anything for this car. Many subframe jobs. Best costs as well. Good luck!
^^ Agreed, he's doing mine this week, I'm in the DC area but it's worth the ride compared to prices of local shops that know what they're doing.
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Should be taking mine to Coyne later next month as well. Can't go wrong
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