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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Wed, Dec-08-2010, 05:52:50 AM   #1
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Default TMS or HPF subframe kit?

Each are awesome. Which one though? HPF is slightly different in that theres a little less cutting. However, both achieve the end state of a highly reinforced subframe. Opinions? Probably ordering tomorrow as I'm taking my car in on the 20th. Thanks.
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This question has been asked dozens of times. Please search next time

You cannot go wrong with either. HPF plates are thicker than the TMS ones, and also tend to have more surface area in the rear plates. Of course TMS plates include 2 additional plates to be used in the trunk area when covering up the rosette welds. Unless you actually have tears in your subframe, these top welds are not necessary and you will be fine by just reinforcing the bottom of the car with the four plates. Anyone who disagrees with me can contact the guys at Turner themselves, as this is what they recommended and performed on my car.

While the TMS plates may be thinner and have less SA in the rear, do not discount the product. A lot of guys on the forum use this kit for both preventive and corrective measures. Also note that these plates were also used on their race cars, so bigger and thicker isn't necessarily better in this case
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It is really a personal preference...both are good some prefer the TMS other the HPF! Good luck!
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I'm running the TMS kit, and it works just fine.
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I'm thinking of getting the TMS ones and installing via the epoxy method vs welding. Just doing my research on the epoxy method.
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im having the TMS kit installed right now actually
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405, by who in Chicago?
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VS Motorsports here in chicago
www.vsmotorsports.com

they have a winter special going on now for the sub frame reinforcement:
http://www.chitownm.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=23

ask for matt tell them chase sent you
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I have the HPF kit. I opted for them since I live 4 hrs away from their shop and had them perform the install.
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I have the TMS kit, I think both kits are very nice though.
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