Sway bar install - wait 'til spring? [Archive] - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

: Sway bar install - wait 'til spring?

12-22-2001, 07:27 AM
Finally got my UUC sway bars in this week for my 325Ci. My dilemma is whether I should put them on now or wait until spring, when I put my summer tires back on?
I'm leaning towards spring since the combo of stiffer sways and the regular summer tires will make my car feel like an M car! I guess I really don't need the improved handling with the snow tires being on and living in Cleveland with plenty of snow...

12-22-2001, 07:47 AM
I do not think that the suspension components will make a difference in your car's snow performance. Narrower tires would and, of course, snow tires would definitely. But a more rigid suspension side-to-side I cannot see making a difference.

What does matter, IMO, is not wanting to lie down on a cement garage floor for hours installing them during a Cleveland winter. That cement can get COLD. Even down here in DC, I'm done messing around on my car until spring. It's just too damn cold.

But, hey, if that's not a problem to you, go for it. ;)