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Gen 1 Strut Tower Reinforcement Plate Kit

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Gen 1 Strut Tower Reinforcement Plate Kit

Gen 1 Strut Tower Reinforcement Plate Kit

MSRP: $157.00
(You save $23.55 )


REINTRODUCTION of an M7 Original!

One of the original parts first manufactured by M7 Speed back in 2002 is now even better. We have taken this tested and proven design and improved on it. The Gen 1 MINI SRP Kit (Strut Reinforcement Plate Kit) now includes six custom made self aligning acorn nuts for full thread engagement and extra holding power.  The M7 SRP Kit will protect your strut towers against mushrooming caused by destructive potholes, unmaintained roads and aggressive curb jumping. 

Extremely durable, the 1/2" (13mm) thick plates come in sets of two (left and right) and are made from CNC machined aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum that is beautifully black anodized to prevent corrosion and and some underhood beauty. Our plates cover the ENTIRE surface of the strut tower top (not just where the upper strut mount meets the tower) to evenly distribute suspension loads over the largest possible area available.

Through the years Gen 1 MINI owners have had one common complaint: the strut towers mushroom after heavy suspension impacts or after the addition of low aspect ratio tires or coil over kits. The MINI's shock towers deform and bend as much as 1/2" [13mm] upwards, throwing the suspension out of alignment and making it difficult to realign. The problem will most likely show up as a slight pull either left or right when driving depending on which strut tower is buckled. The M7 Strut Reinforcement Plates (SRPs) solve this problem by sandwiching the sheet metal between the strut top plate and an extra thick SRP, creating an extra strong composite top surface that will not bend.

If mushrooming is your problem or concern, then the M7 Strut Reinforcement Plates offer the solid solution. Adding the M7 SRPs to your MINI is an inexpensive preventative measure to what could be an expensive fix if you let a repair shop or body shop attempt it.. Thousands of sets have been sold over the years.

Installation is an easy 10 minute DIY project. The installation kit includes simple instructions that also address fixing existing mushrooming. 


  • One Left Hand strut reinforcement plate
  • One Right Hand strut reinforcement plate
  • Six closed top self aligning acorn nuts

Please Note: The M7 Gen 1 SRP Plates will fit all R50 R52 and R53 base and S models. 

NOTE:This KIT is a reinforcement plate kit only. aka STRUT TOWER DEFENDERS  

Shipping & Returns

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. The complete return and refund policy can be forund here. M7 Return and Refund Policy!


FREE SHIPPING and Restrictions:

Free shipping on most all orders greater than $99USD to all mainland 48 US States. Some large items (greater than 50 lbs or dimensions greater than 36" may incur an additional handling fee. If FREE Shipping is offered M7 Speed has the option of which carrier to use. If you require a specific carrier (IE:FedEx or UPS or USPS) then you must select that at checkout and you will be charged for that specific shipping. The complete M7 Shipping Policy can be forund here. M7 Shipping Policy!

Shipping for International Orders:

We ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to select international destinations. International orders are classified as those shipping outside of the U.S., Canada, or U.S. territories.
ATTENTION: International Customers | All international orders are shipped EXWORKS which means that you are responsible to pay any and all customs fees, taxes and brokerage fees due. These fees and taxes and are not included in the base shipping charges. The additional fees will collected at the time of delivery.

If the shipping option, you want isn’t available please contact us at for a custom shipping quote. If postal service is selected for International shipping by the buyer for delivery service be aware that once the package leaves the US Customs center is no longer the responsibility of the US Postal Service or M7 and tracking information will not be updated are available. Worldwide transit times may vary and your package could take up to 6 weeks to arrive at its destination. We strongly advise against using postal for any international shipping.

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