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Old 01-12-2013, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Oceans10 View Post
Only problem with ARS is that after 5 years the hydraulic tensioner tends to leak and eventually need to be replaced. I plan to eventually remove them and install a heavy fixed sway bar, like H&R.
I already have a small leak but living with it for now.

Agree that F10 steering is awful. Makes it feel like a Buick.
mine hasnt leaked ,,yet.. i think if u go with a conventional sway bar The car will not handle the same.. and loose its cornering ability.. not to mention alll the error messages that will come from removing the ars.. and the computers trying to figure wats goen on.

after reading thru the information That Bimmerfan posted i knew that the the syspension was high tech,, but was amazed at how sophisticated the the ARS technolgy really is.. this is what separates BMW handleing from the rest.. In my opinion,,, this is the best feature on the e60. especially hitting 30mph turns at 70 mph is when this suspension really shines... think twice b4 u remove it.. and the negative effects it will difitnatley have on the cornering abilitry. not to mension the loss of value..
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