Just a quick word for all those wondering about this item. It looks like the JCW Strut Brace is still on national backorder however they are now in stock in the US at the distribution centers. Expect them to be released to the dealers any day now.

The strut brace (P/N 51 71 0 395 853) will retail for $320.00 when it finaly hits US dealerships.

Now, what the a strut brace actually accomplishes (besides looking totally trick) on a car as small and stiff as the MINI, is anyone’s guess. But who are we to question someone else’s bling.