Finally a true strut tower reinforcement that actually works to stop strut tower mushrooming! The current solutions on the market to stop mushrooming are made from billet aluminum and are mounted atop the strut tower in an attempt to strengthen the affected area. Some cut a small notch in the aluminum surface for fitment atop the strut tower which weakens the plate by 50% or more! The Madness reinforcement plates mount below the strut tower and cover 100% of the usable strut tower surface area for maximum strength. The Madness Plates are also made of high strength carbon steel which is significantly stronger than aluminum. If your strut towers are already deformed, the reinforcement plates will pull the metal back into alignment when you tighten the nuts. Since the sheet metal of the existing strut towers is thinner than our reinforcement plate the two will be pulled togther when tightening the nuts down. It's advised NOT to hammer the towers back into shape as this does more harm and damage to an already damaged tower. Also included are strut tower covers which add a cleaner look and the Madness logo to the under hood area. Also see our article on installing the plates on the MINI Cooper S. NOTE: If you intend on also installing a strut tower bar on the top of the strut towers, you will need to install longer studs into the factory strut mounts or use bolts with lock nuts.
Madness Motorworks Strut Tower Reinforcement Plate Kit, Cooper/Cooper S (2002-06), Cooper Conv./Cooper S Conv. (2005-08) Brand: Madness Motorworks [More Info]